SECOND CHANCES Crispina Ffrench’s cast-off Clothes
Most eighteen-year-olds think they’re ready to change the world, but don’t have the staying power. Not Crispina ffrench. She has resurrected thrift shop sweaters into toys, blankets, rugs, clothing, ottomans, and more, for 35 years. Along the way, she’s taught her craft to scores of others, documented and published her techniques, breathed life into the idea of more sustainable design and manufacturing practices at some important players in the apparel world, and played a role in some big changes in the fashion ecosystem. And she’s not nearly done.
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