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Hey Welcome! I’m Crispina ffrench
Artist, Educator, Empowerer, Plant Eater,
Nature Lover, Cookie Baker, Climate Change Activist
I’m glad you are here, Now let’s make shift happen.

Journal - 06.26.20

I started recycling used clothing back in 1987 and was soaring into a brand new genre as I graduated college with a business intact and a world full of way more used clothing than there was demand for.  Things have changed a bit since then.  There is high demand for used clothing made of quality materials created by crafters using it and also in the growing interest in supporting our natural environment with purchasing power – and thriftshop chic.  It is so encouraging to see the exponential growth in the environmental awareness arena, which includes #wearingyourvalues by purchasing sustainably produced or recycled clothing.

In 1990 I had a giant and growing pile of materials in my manufacturing studio that were not suitable for the product we were making.  It was damaged, had stains and/or holes, was not completely natural fiber, didn’t felt up or was made with huge gauge stitches.  As a firm and obsessive recycler I made it my duty to turn that pile into something useful and marketable.  

A creative epiphany came through me, as my brain went into a state of pure creation that resulted in the world’s first Potholder Rug.  My company made literally thousands of them.  We sold them to Room And Board, ABC Carpet and Home, Crate and Barrel, and countless awesome small home boutiques, some who carried our whole collection of 14 colors in 5 sizes.  We recycled a whole lot of un-useable clothing!  If you are interested in learning the process, I am offering an online course this fall – be sure to hope on my email list.  

#potholderrug #allrecycled #usedclothingalchemy #usewhatyougot #eco #ecoinfluencer #madeformore #goaldigger #recycle #recyclereducereuse #thirftshop #thriftshopchic #sustainablefashion #madebyCrispinaffrench


Journal - 06.26.20

I started recycling used clothing back in 1987 and was soaring into a brand new genre as I graduated college with a business intact and a world full of way more used clothing than there was demand for.  Things have changed a bit since then.  There is high demand for used clothing made of quality materials created by crafters using it and also in the growing interest in supporting our natural environment with purchasing power – and thriftshop chic.  It is so encouraging to see the exponential growth in the environmental awareness arena, which includes #wearingyourvalues by purchasing sustainably produced or recycled clothing.

In 1990 I had a giant and growing pile of materials in my manufacturing studio that were not suitable for the product we were making.  It was damaged, had stains and/or holes, was not completely natural fiber, didn’t felt up or was made with huge gauge stitches.  As a firm and obsessive recycler I made it my duty to turn that pile into something useful and marketable.  

A creative epiphany came through me, as my brain went into a state of pure creation that resulted in the world’s first Potholder Rug.  My company made literally thousands of them.  We sold them to Room And Board, ABC Carpet and Home, Crate and Barrel, and countless awesome small home boutiques, some who carried our whole collection of 14 colors in 5 sizes.  We recycled a whole lot of un-useable clothing!  If you are interested in learning the process, I am offering an online course this fall – be sure to hope on my email list.  

#potholderrug #allrecycled #usedclothingalchemy #usewhatyougot #eco #ecoinfluencer #madeformore #goaldigger #recycle #recyclereducereuse #thirftshop #thriftshopchic #sustainablefashion #madebyCrispinaffrench


Journal - 06.26.20

I started recycling used clothing back in 1987 and was soaring into a brand new genre as I graduated college with a business intact and a world full of way more used clothing than there was demand for.  Things have changed a bit since then.  There is high demand for used clothing made of quality materials created by crafters using it and also in the growing interest in supporting our natural environment with purchasing power – and thriftshop chic.  It is so encouraging to see the exponential growth in the environmental awareness arena, which includes #wearingyourvalues by purchasing sustainably produced or recycled clothing.

In 1990 I had a giant and growing pile of materials in my manufacturing studio that were not suitable for the product we were making.  It was damaged, had stains and/or holes, was not completely natural fiber, didn’t felt up or was made with huge gauge stitches.  As a firm and obsessive recycler I made it my duty to turn that pile into something useful and marketable.  

A creative epiphany came through me, as my brain went into a state of pure creation that resulted in the world’s first Potholder Rug.  My company made literally thousands of them.  We sold them to Room And Board, ABC Carpet and Home, Crate and Barrel, and countless awesome small home boutiques, some who carried our whole collection of 14 colors in 5 sizes.  We recycled a whole lot of un-useable clothing!  If you are interested in learning the process, I am offering an online course this fall – be sure to hope on my email list.  

#potholderrug #allrecycled #usedclothingalchemy #usewhatyougot #eco #ecoinfluencer #madeformore #goaldigger #recycle #recyclereducereuse #thirftshop #thriftshopchic #sustainablefashion #madebyCrispinaffrench


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