Getting Frank…with Chic Textiles

CBSTFRANKsuzani13_2shop_1024x1024CactusSilkPalePinkShop_1024x1024 CactusSilkPurpleShop_1024x1024I met Christina Bryant at one of the first dinner parties I attended in San Francisco close to three years ago. We swapped life stories over vino and hors d’oeuvres as I quickly developed my “girl crush”.  I was immediately enamored by Christina’s views on international development, her tales from her travels in Africa and the surrounding globe, her graduate work at Stanford, her entrepreneurial spirit, and overall grace and gumption. This girl had it all happening.

There is nothing more inspiring than seeing your friends and peers pursue their dreams and it gives me a great deal of pleasure to introduce you to Christina’s remarkable company, St. Frank. St. Frank launched in October of 2013 as the only retailer of framed textiles. All of St. Frank’s pieces are handmade by artisans around the world in low and middle-income countries, each one showcasing a traditional craft with rich stories. Central to the company’s model is what they define as a two-fold mission: supporting economic empowerment for artisans, while preserving and cultivating the traditional craft. Each unique item is truly a conversation piece, and a chic compliment to any space.

Above, you’ll find an assortment of pieces from St. Frank’s vintage collection. In addition to these pieces, I encourage you to view their newest collection: Coffee & Chocolate. Impressively, St. Frank has received a multitude of praise from Harper’s Bazaar, Traditional Home, C Magazine, Lonny Magazine and the like. C&C wishes Christina and the St. Frank team continued success!

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