Speaker Spotlight: Crispina ffrench

Textile Alchemy

By Crispina ffrench

As many of you know the Rags to Riches Textile Upcycling Summit has been a dream I have had for a long time. I am awestruck at the amazing group of presenters that we have put together and I am honored to be the Host of this spectacular event.

Here is my presenter bio!

Crispina ffrench is a recycled textile activist, industry professional, and entrepreneur who has dedicated her life to using sustainable materials and recycling textiles. She’s been doing this work for more than 30 years…long before any even uttered the words, “up-cycling” or “eco.”

Crispina’s ultimate goal is to reduce global textile waste and show others how to do it too. She has worked with some of the biggest names in textiles: Patagonia, Eileen Fisher, Crate and Barrel and Timberland, and shares everything she knows with recycled textile artists so they can become successful entrepreneurs. And save the world at the same time.


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