About

AboutAbout

CONCEPT

THE WAY WE WORK

We are creating a home brand built for a new consumer. We believe your space should share your story and values - travel off the beaten path, authentic products, and ethical sourcing. Each of these qualities is woven into the St. Frank home to provide a beautiful and unique aesthetic while harnessing the power of business to create sustainable social change. 

THE WAY WE WORK
THE WAY WE WORK
THE WAY WE WORK

PRODUCT

OUR COLLECTION

Our line consists of three parts - contemporary handmade, vintage, & printed pieces. We work with artisans in under-resourced settings, supporting quality jobs & preserving heritage crafts. Vintage items are sourced from small businesses in these settings, upcycling to minimize our environmental footprint. Print reproductions benefit our artisan partners via royalties & our Artisan Support Fund.

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PARTNERS

INSIDE THE WORKSHOP

Our red clay pieces are handmade in a female-led cooperative in Oaxaca, Mexico. The clay is hand-formed without a potter’s wheel. Then, each piece is finished with a red clay slip. In pre-Hispanic times, this technique was used to create compels, a tool used in the kitchen to cook tortillas. Today, Oaxacan women continue to practice this technique, passed down from generation to generation.

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our name

WHO IS ST. FRANK?

While St. Frank’s roots are global, sourcing our textiles from low and middle-income countries, the company’s name honors the special place in which it was founded—San Francisco, California. We are grateful for our home, a fertile ground for entrepreneurship and social innovation. We also celebrate our ancestral namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, son of a wealthy textile merchant, who dedicated his life to the poor.

WHO IS ST. FRANK?

our team

meet the team

St. Frank is made possible through a collaboration of our staff, advisors, suppliers, and artisan partners. Please see our current career opportunities if you are interested in joining our team in San Francisco or New York.

Christina Bryant

Co-Founder, CEO, & Creative Director

Christina founded St. Frank in 2013 to marry her passion for art and design with a desire to support economic opportunity to makers in under-resourced settings. Prior to St. Frank, Christina worked in both international development and the arts, including social-impact consulting with FSG, health system strengthening in Rwanda with Partners In Health, and development with New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Christina holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

STEPH PENG

Co-Founder & COO

Steph joined St. Frank to build a company based on her passion for connecting people in low and middle-income countries to markets to create change. She has worked in social enterprise strategy with REDF/Goodwill of Silicon Valley and in the impact investing ecosystem with Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX). Steph started her career in asset management at AllianceBernstein. She holds a B.S. in Operations Research and Engineering from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

ERIN CURRY

Content Marketing

Erin is a true creative who weaves our visual brand elements together to tell a compelling story. She has previously worked with NYC-based interior design firms and textile studios to produce visual content, marketing materials, and custom rug & textile designs. She developed a deep love for textiles early in her education and has been an avid collector of handmade and vintage finds for years. She holds a B.F.A. from the State University of New York in Textile Design.

VALERIE DIERKER

Buying & Planning

Valerie’s years of experience spent as a buyer and planner is an evolution sparked by a true love for the remarkable exchange that comes from sharing an object's story. Her experience spans a range of large department stores and luxury brands, including Macy's Home Store, Gilt Groupe, and Zola. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University.



BECCA CRAWFORD

Product Design

Becca is a self-proclaimed textile nerd, an interest instilled in her at an early age by her quilt-making mother.  Coming from a fine arts background, she is passionate about process and finds inspiration in the textile techniques practiced by different cultures around the world. Becca worked for ABC Carpet & Home for nine years in visual merchandising, social media, and product development. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Pomona College and and AAS in Textile Design from FIT.

TIYLIA VAUSS

Production & Fulfillment

Tiy manages every detail of customer packaging and delivery and assists in the selection and logistics of our one-of-a-kind and contemporary handmade collection. Her prior experience span various luxury retail brands, including Shinola and Wolford, in visual merchandising and sales. Tiy brings a passion for superb customer service and an eye for detail. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies with a minor in Africana Studies from San Francisco State University. 

DAISY KLAESS

Customer Experience

Daisy manages the needs of our customers to ensure the highest level of service. Through her past work as a multimedia journalist on Capitol Hill, Daisy honed her communication skills and love for writing. As the daughter of a graphic designer and painter, Daisy was raised in a creative household and has a lifelong love for art and design. Working with customers at St. Frank, flows her to blend her education and personal passions. Daisy is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland holding a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in History. 

careers

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At St. Frank, we subscribe to a set of beliefs that help guide how we work, play, and problem solve together. If these resonate for you, there just might be a role with your name on it.

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