RAGS TO RICHES Speaker Spotlight – Swansons Fabrics

Business of Textile Alchemy, Rags To Riches Textile Upcycling Summit

By Crispina ffrench

Kathryn Swanson of Swanson's Fabrics from Turners Falls MA USA is the proprietress of the super cute 100% recycled fabric shop on Avenue A in the heart of this revived New England mill town.  She’s developing an innovative business model that encompases both brick-n-mortar and online sales platforms.

Swanson's fresh business acumen breaks free of all traditional confines with multi-faceted support of her community, and her family.  Kathryn’s presentation at Rags to Riches will focus on this 'Abundance' business model.  

She is smart, full of high-jinx, is poignant, savvy, a deep thinker and super entertaining…  If you like fun, brain-bending content, her exemplary social media feeds on Instagram and Tik-Tok provoke a healthy questioning of the status-quo
Her ability to challenge presumptions, and respond with new, more sustaining ideals to develop her textile upcycling business is notable, refreshing and really engaging.

Learn more about Kathryn at her website and check out her shop-drops on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Kathryn Swanson will be presenting at Rags to Riches Textile Upcycling Summit on Wednesday April 20, 2022.


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