Lifting up community with textile upcycling 

Crispina's scholarship Fund

Crispina's Scholarship Fund came about in an effort make our offerings accessible to all.  Each financial contribution to the fund is 100% matched by CRISPINA. Scholarships are available for Stitch-A-Longs, in-house workshops, retreats and Rags To Riches Textile Upcycling Summit.  

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CRISPINA's scholarship fund makes it possible for your generosity to change lives.   Each dollar donated is matched to make our events accessible to all. 

 TEXTILE UPCYCLING HAS LOW OVERHEAD With the a little inspiration and know-how it is possible to start a textile upcycling business that can lift a person out of need.  No expensive tools, no specialized material or product processing and no need for dedicated workspace

Creativity is good for you Scientists have proven that being creative reduces stress and anxiety while increasing confidence.  Relieving financial stress while building self-confidence changes lives for the better. Making that possible is good for YOU too.

worthy contribution Scholarship contributions help: our small business thrive and financial stress melt into abundance.  You can rest assured that you are part of what is beautifully right in the world.  Sharing really is caring.


Hi, I'm Crispina ffrench. I'm in the business of helping recycled textile artists become successful entrepreneurs.

I'm a recycled textile activist, industry professional, and entrepreneur who has dedicated my life to building a sustainable business by upcycling 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 is to live a beautiful life while reducing global textile waste and show others how to do it too. I've worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry: Patagonia, Eileen Fisher, and Timberland among others.  I share everything I know with recycled textile artists so they can become successful entrepreneurs. And save the world at the same time.

I am very grateful for your support that enables our scholarship fund to reduce financial stress for textile upcyclers in need and makes our events accessible to all.  Thank you.