Raghouse International was born in the year 2000 on the college campus when Renaissance Marie Austin, designer and founder, saw a cute crochet head tie for sale. From there she picked up her crochet hooks, started making things, and the rest is history. She started out selling at church festivals, community events as well as farmers markets and crafts fairs. When she opened her doors to the online community in 2006 Raghouse International really blossomed receiving over 30 blog features in its first year including OC Weekly. She started on Etsy where within seconds of setting up her paypal account her first sale came through. In 2010-11 Spring season Raghouse International landed its crochet head band collection in four Nordstrom across the country. Renaissance then added crochet instruction as a business service making sure her love and skill would continue to be passed down to others. Yarn Crawl 2014 was the first time she demonstrated live crochet on a real model and fell in love with the idea of educating people on how fibers can be used differently to create textures and pieces outside the normal patterned project. From there Princess Pomina was born and then in 2015 The Woods.