May 17 - May 19 2023

Rags to Riches 

textile upcycling summit


A 3-day Online Event to Teach Textile Upcycling Entrepreneurs Exactly How to Maximize Profits, Minimize Stress, and Find Creative Fulfillment in Turning Trash into Treasure

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Running a textile upcycling business is not all thrift-shopping and sweater-chopping.

You love and believe in what you do, but you know there’s got to be a way to increase your profits without draining the planet - or yourself - of precious resources.

What you REALLY want is to...

Make more money with your textile upcycling business.

Reach the customers who have been searching for you.

Achieve your sustainability goals.

Spend more of your work time creating.

Improve your impact on the environment.

Guess what? 

You can ABSOLUTELY stitch together every part of that dream. 

and i've got something to help!

The 2023 rags to Riches textile upcycling summit

THIS EVENT was created to help you grow a thriving TEXTILE UPCYCLING BUSINESS that gives back more than it takes at every level - your ideal lifestyle, your local and creative communities, and the planet you love

30+ experts over 3 days will teach you strategies that you can use to increase your profits, decrease your carbon footprint, and spend more time doing the creative textile work that you love.

maybe you are...

  • Ready to match your production capacity with your sales capacity and meet your financial dreams…. Truth be told, you could use some help identifying options, where to start and how to proceed.
  • Struggling to source readily available, consistent materials for your textile upcycling production so you can grow your business, profits and sustainability quotient.
  • Wondering if your back office structure and systems are optimized for profits, compliance, and growing your business.
  • Excited to get your head in the right place so that the dream of running a creative textile upcycling business (that fills your cup and your wallet while reducing your carbon footprint) becomes your reality.

Whatever your reason, now is the perfect time to learn how to lift your business to new heights of sustainability and profitability at the

Rags to Riches

2023 Textile Upcycling Summit

Hi! I'm Crispina ffrench.

(your new business mentor)

Crispina ffrench, OG upcycler and host of Rags to Riches Textile Upcycling Summit

I'm a recycled textile activist, industry professional, published author, and entrepreneur who has dedicated my life to using sustainable materials and recycling textiles. I've been doing this work for more than 30 years...long before anyone even uttered the words "up-cycling" or "eco."

My ultimate goal with Rags to Riches Textile Upcycling Summit is to show others how to become successful textile upcycling entrepreneurs. 

And save the world at the same time.



The 2023 Rags to Riches Summit takes place from May 17 - May 19, 2023. Daily event hours run from 9am - 6:30pm EST, with a variety of presentations, breakout rooms, hotseats, panel discussions and live Q&As.


You can join Rags to Riches 2023 and all the creative textile high-jinx and shared interactive opportunities from anywhere with internet access!


Presentations on the docket include everything from fast paced, visually stimulating 5-minute deliveries, to high-value 30-minute deep dives, Live Q&As, Hotseats, Breakout rooms, and Vendor Booths.

Recordings of each day's sessions are available for 24 hours.

Warm Welcome:

We will make it FUN to build connections before, during and after the event. A private Facebook group gets the party started pre-summit with conversation, livestreaming, prep prompts and early access to leaderboard points.

Once the summit gets underway, the connection continues in Crispina's online community of textile upcycling entrepreneurs and casual creatives - the Stitcherhood Recycling Society!

Ooh, ooh! Prizes!!

Speakers, Panel Presenters, and Sponsors are loading our coffers with all sorts of valuable winnings for growing your textile upcycling enterprise. Prizes are awarded to leaders of the leaderboard. Earn points throughout the entire summit experience by participating, connecting, and sharing….

Golden Thread Success Kit:

This is for you if you are ready to commit to your textile upcycling success!

You'll get:

  • Pre-Summit Kick-Off Party
  • 6-Month Complimentary Stitcherhood membership
  • Ongoing access to Summit Presentation Recordings for the lifetime of your Stitcherhood membership
  • Private Podcast of Presentations
  • Gamification - Leaderboards
  • Three 45-minute Lunchtime Live Sessions
  • Hot Seat Sessions
  • Saturday Seminar - Action Steps

Rags to Riches is the very first summit of its kind - an event designed specifically for community-minded textile upcycling solutionaries

Rags to Riches is especially for YOU - the creative textile entrepreneur who values sustainability and wants to contribute to finding and becoming the antidote to the fast fashion industry. 

The Speakers

Now the part you’ve been waiting for! Here are the amazing speakers you’ll hear from at the 2023 Rags to Riches Textile Upcycling Summit

These are some of the industry's leading pioneers and experts. Among them they have HUNDREDS of years of combined experience diverting unwanted textiles from landfills and making a sustainable living while they're at it.

come and learn from the pros!

crispina ffrench

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sondra primeaux

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Jane Milburn

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kathryn swanson

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crispina ffrench

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sondra primeaux

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Jane Milburn

"Name of Presentation"

kathryn swanson

"Name of Presentation"

As you can see by that incredible lineup, you are *not* going to want to miss this event.

It's time to...


Build a thriving textile upcycling business that gives back more than it takes.


Support a sustainable planet and lifestyle by diverting unwanted textiles from landfills.


Optimize your workflow so that you can spend more time creating and less time stressing.

join us for the rags to riches textile upcycling summit today!

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FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Is this only for textile upcycling entrepreneurs?

It sure is! There are a lot of offerings out there for entrepreneurs in general, but this one has been created specifically for textile upcycling entrepreneurs and how their unique businesses can help them meet their goals for community, sustainability, enjoyability, and profitability.

When is this whole thing happening?

The main portion of the summit runs from May 17 - May 19, 2023. We'll kick off on May 17 with an opening call and the Facebook community will be available right when you get your ticket!

How long will the videos be available?

Each video will be available for [#]-hours. However, you can grab the[NAME OF UPSELL] to get lifetime access to all of the videos and [LIST OF WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED]!

Will all the speakers get my email address?


Learn more in our Privacy Policy.

Are the presentations live?

To avoid tech glitches, save my sanity, and keep things easy for the speakers, the presentations are pre-recorded and will be released at the scheduled time. The live portion comes in with the speakers being in the chat box for an hour after their presentation is released!

Are you still accepting speakers?

All of our speakers for this summit have been hand-picked and our slots are currently full. However, we're open to additional affiliates or potential speakers next year's summit. If you're interested in affiliate details or being considered for [NAME OF SUMMIT] [NEXT YEAR], email [EMAIL ADDRESS]! [UPDATE if you are open to accepting pitches for your summit]

Are the videos captioned or transcribed?


I still have questions!

No problem! Shoot an email over to [EMAIL ADDRESS] and we'll get back to you within [#] business days.

we can't wait to turn trash into treasure with you!

Grab your free ticket to the Rags to Riches Textile Upcycling Summit and be well on your way to growing a sustainable and profitable textile upcycling business.