Building sustainable textile practices is essential for the future of textiles. Crispina ffrench, an environmental optimist and textile alchemist, upcycling discarded clothing and manufacturers’ waste since my the 1980’s. She has built a business supporting and advising textile artists become successful entrepreneurs and, in effect, contributing to a sustainable textile industry that 'gives back more than it takes'.
ffrench's new initiative, Rags to Riches: Textile Upcycling Summit, is a free, three day online event to teach textile upcycling entrepreneurs exactly how to maximise profits, minimise stress, and find creative fulfilment in turning trash into treasure. It has become clear that entrepreneurs have the ability to address our over consumption of textiles with uplifting creative ingenuity and real noticeable global impact.
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