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 - exceptional product, unique origins, and ethical sourcing. Each of these qualities is woven into the St. Frank home to provide a beautiful and sophisticated 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

UNIQUE LUXURY WARES

Our products are made with the finest materials by artisans, small businesses, and vintage dealers around the world. We design and finish each piece with the utmost care. Each item in our collection carries a cultural history of the community from which it originates. We share the stories behind every work with you to celebrate and preserve these traditional crafts.

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UNIQUE LUXURY WARES

MODEL

SOCIAL IMPACT

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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SOCIAL IMPACT

ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT

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.

INSIDE THE WORKSHOP

TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

St. Frank is made possible through a collaboration of our staff, advisors, suppliers, and artisan partners. Please see our careers page if you are interested in joining our team.

Christina Bryant Herbert

Co-Founder, CEO, & Creative Director

Christina co-founded St. Frank 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.

Stephanie Peng

Co-Founder & COO

Steph co-founded 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.

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.

Jayda Jones

Content Marketing

Jayda’s passion for art and design began at an early age - taking summer courses in fashion design at FIT and working at a local fabric retailer. She is driven to see beauty in others and bring beautiful products to people. Her background includes graphic design, user-interface design, and social media marketing with a non-profit cancer research organization. Jayda hold a BFA from Montclair State University.

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CAREERS

JOIN OUR TEAM

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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