Journal

New Year

January 2020

We’d like to send out a message of appreciation and warm greetings to customers, makers and friends. Happy New Year!
This year’s winter image is Aurora, by Mary Claire Smith.

As we enter into our fourteenth year we reflect on how our ideas and influences have evolved over the years. But our focus has remained in working with creatives—artists, designers and craftspeople—some of whom have teamed up with us to produce collections exclusive to Frank.

This coming year is exciting for us as we’re about to embark on a new project—Vita Stores—which will be next door to Frank on Whitstable’s Harbour Street.
Vita Stores is a space that combines a plastic-free refill store, selling grains, rice and other store-cupboard staples; honey, jams and preserves, as well as kitchen items that are useful, beautiful and sustainable.

Our aim is to make a space that is led by environmental concerns: This means where possible choosing UK based producers and makers who share our beliefs in green ethics and sustainable living.

Meme Architects are designing the space for us and, if all goes to plan, we’ll be opening on February 10th. Hope to see you then.
You can keep in touch with us @vitastoreswhitstable