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.

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.

Sarah Verardo

Marketing

Sarah leads the marketing team here at St. Frank. She has spent her career working in the marketing and digital departments for various luxury brands, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Max Mara, and Matouk. As a part-time artist and full-time data nerd, she loves that her role gives her the opportunity to be both creative and analytical, and is thrilled that she gets to do what she loves for a brand that supports so many creators across the globe. Sarah holds a B.A. in Government and Studio Art from Georgetown University.

Gillian Johnson

Marketing

Gillian designs creative assets and digital content for St. Frank. As a member of the marketing team, she also assists in maintaining and merchandising the website. Growing up, the art studio acted as her second home, and her love of art soon developed into a passion for design. Gillian has prior experience working at Anthropologie as a Visual Display Design Intern. She holds a B.A. in Design Studies with a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship from North Carolina 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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