Monday Jun 19, 2023

The Synergy of Great Business Partners - Yvonne and Mitchel

Yvonne and Mitchel is an upcycled fashion brand that gives old clothes new life. ​ Caylin Yvonne Willis and Jared Mitchel Armstrong created the brand in 2017 after they met in college and bonded over their love for thrifting and personal style.

Jared was going to school to get a degree in health sciences but longed to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a designer, while Caylin was studying journalism and looking to start her own clothing business. ​ Although the couple isn't professionally trained in fashion, they decided to merge their talents and launched an online vintage clothing store through Instagram in 2017.

After Jared taught himself how to sew three years later, they started transforming their thrift finds into one-of-a-kind, upcycled garments. Yvonne and Mitchel is owned and operated by Jared and Caylin out of Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The couple handles every aspect of the business themselves: sourcing, designing, sewing, modeling, photography, marketing, etc.

100% of the fabrics that are used to make Yvonne and Mitchel's upcycled garments — and 99% of the shipping materials they're packaged in — are sourced from local thrift shops and recycling centers.

Caylin and Jared share some awesome stories and ideas with Crispina in this rad new podcast interview - Episode 34 of Rags to Riches!


Are you ready to feel inspired, energized, and supported? Get comfy and dive right in! This is the Rags to Riches Textile Upcycling Podcast with Crispina ffrench! As always, Show Notes with info, pics, and links are available at


Please download, listen, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts. It helps so much with spreading the word about the global upcycling revolution we are nurturing together!

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