Last week was a busy one in store! We we're so excited to have lots of new stock for you all to enjoy! We are so honoured to be representing some of these brands - you'll see some of our favourites and some new brands too! We've complied a short list of all our new stock in the hope to provide with some ethical gift giving inspiration this year! Honestly, Christmas is always closer than you think (sorry!). Head on over to frankly.store to purchase any of the gifts we've listed below or even better - come and pay us a visit in store! We love seeing your gift giving ideas and getting inspiration from you all!
Stitching Me Softly - Get Crafting!
We love a Bristol based brand at Frankly as its more important now that ever before to support those local independent businesses you love! Stitching Me Softly is a crochet and craft kit business, started by Emma Bassey following the birth of her third child. She began by making and designing children and baby clothes for her own children, as she found the option weren't available on the high street. She became inspired by what her children needed and she felt her creativity to make and design inspired other people and so Stitching Me Softly was born! Today they are one of the leading craft kit brands, stocked in many stores in both Bristol and the South West. At Frankly, we couldn't be prouder to stock such a mindful and ethical brand and we know that they'll make the perfect for your loved one - or even to treat yourself, there are so many easy step-by step products available to help get you started!
"I am drawn to simple geometric shapes and contrasting colour pallets, and this theme is reflected in my crochet designs".
Emma Bassey - Stitching Me Softly Founder
Founders Ollie & James began Swole Panda, after learning about sustainability and where are products and resources actually come from. Swole Panda began with an aim to produce the best quality products with as little waste and impact on the environment as possible. They're products are not only of amazingly robust quality but they look amazing and for the short while we've had they're products in store, we have had so many of our lovely customers asking about the brand and products. Swole Panda are about to move into their fourth year of trade and are bigger now than ever before. We think so many of their products would make an amazing gift - that we guarantee no one else will think of! Their ethos is to be 100% transparent about the products they make and where they come from, and we couldn't admire this more, with all their amazing products being made from recycled plastics or bamboo!
"We are well on our way to achieving that goal with over 2000 five star reviews and 400 stockists raving about the quality, comfort and sustainability on our range of products".
Ollie & James - Swole Panda Founders
- Bath & Shower Oil - A treat to relax the mind!
As you may know, Kushboo are a firm favourtie of ours at Frankly and we've got some new additions to our collection of Kushboo products that we think you are going to love! Allow yourself to indulge in the natural scents of Kushboo with their brand new Bath & Shower Oil. They're amazing packaging looks so lovely on our shelves and would be a great addition to any bedtime routine. Made from 100% naturally sourced vegan products, these not only leave you feeling great on the inside but by doing your bit for the planet - leave you feeling great on the outside too! The exotic oils will leave your skin feeling refreshed, nourished and hydrated. Perfectly designed to lift the spirits and relax the mind.
"As a Broadcaster Journalist and Reporter for nearly 20 years I had seen and reported on all that is good in the world but all that is awful too. At times it was overwhelming and frustrating as it was impossible to help every individual or charity I had encountered. Making soap for the vulnerable was the perfect combination of my creativity, heritage and giving back - it was a lightbulb moment."
Sarwat Jaleel - Founder of Kushboo
Continuing the trend with another Bristol based brand! We love to see you all getting organised with the amazing range of Vent for Change stationary we have in store! There is now more than ever to choose from for all of you that are stationary obsessed like us! Proud supporters of children's educational products worldwide, Vent For Change help provide educational materials and resources to those who need it the most! Millions of spare pencils and pens are made and thrown away each year and it's how founder and creator Evan Lewis came up with the idea for Vent For Change. He came up with World Pencil Day, which is a global awareness day for UK based school children to make sure that they receive the education and resources that they need. Pencils and other materials are given out for free to those who need it the most. Evan believes that these small acts can be the make a huge change and we stand with him and are so proud at Frankly to support such an amazing cause. We've just had an azaming range of new Vent For Change notebooks delivered to us including colourful shades like Cherry Red, Lavender, Kiwi and Coffee bean - what more could we ask for!
“Pencils are the most iconic educational tool going back centuries and I wanted to do something with them, something inspirational.”
Evan Lewis - Founder of Vent for Change
Made from 100% naturally sourced rubber and cotton, these baby toys are the perfect gift for any new parents or maybe your looking for the perfect soother for your little one! Meaning 'teeny-tiny' in the native language of Sri Lanka, Sinhala, Tikiri Toys aim to minimise their impact on the environment by reducing their carbon footprint during the production process. They see their employees as incredibly valuable and the heart of the business.
All Tikiri baby toys meet the following standards:
- 100% pure natural rubber
- GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) accreditation.
- Certified plastic free baby toys - BPA free & Phthalate free
- Biodegradable, non-toxic and eco friendly baby toys
- Handmade & hand painted in Sri Lanka
- Socially responsible manufacturing
We hope this list of some of our new products has helped give you some gift giving inspiration, come and see the full range of all the products discussed and more in store!
WHILE YOUR HERE!
We're so pleased to be featured in IN Bristol, a brand new guide to the city offering you all the best from Bristol's independent businesses. We've got copies available for you to purchase in store and we're proud to sit alongside so many other businesses in Bristol - including some of our friends at Whapping Wharf!