Sharing a brand spotlight on a Canadian fashion label called Frank & Oak today :)
WHAT MAKES FRANK & OAK SO SPECIAL?
Frank & Oak is a respectable conscious fashion brand, not only because they produce stylish, quality clothing pieces, but also because they do this while striving to use sustainable fabrics and practices throughout their supply chain.
Since its launch in 2012, the brand has made huge strides in reducing their carbon footprint. For one, Frank & Oak has partnered with a sustainable denim production facility in Dubai, called Hydro-Less Laundry, to create eco-friendly, water-saving denim. They use nano-bubble and Ozone-wash technologies to reduce water waste. Utilizing these methods, Frank & Oak is able to reduce energy consumption by 79%, chemical use by 50%, and water usage by 95%. How awesome is that?! Given that it normally takes thousands of gallons of water to produce a standard pair of jeans, these percentages are certainly applaud-worthy. Secondly, Frank & Oak utilizes organic and sustainable fibers to produce its clothing, including low eco-impact cotton, compostable and biodegradable Lenzing Tencel fibers, and recycled polyester. I geeked over learning about Lenzing Tencel fiber, which includes sourcing wood from sustainable eucalyptus plantations, through a zero-waste process that uses 20 times less water than regular cotton!
DESIGN & FIT
DESIGN: Frank & Oak focuses on high quality basics for men and women, and offers them to its customers without the ridiculous markups. They design its line by thinking about what people want to wear and with a lot of neutral colors - think white, black, grey, chambray, navy, tan, and the occasional dark rusty color. This makes the clothing pieces really easy to mix and match! The two Frank & Oak pieces I’m wearing in this post, the packable windbreaker and the Chelsea boot (currently available in black), are what I consider capsule pieces that will live on in my wardrobe for years to come. They are both such versatile pieces when it comes to putting together an outfit and stylish as well!
FIT: From ordering Frank & Oak pieces a few times in the past, I found that the fits are on the bigger side. The following are measurements for a Women’s size Small: Bust - 34.6” - 35.4”, Waist 27.2” - 28", and Hip 37” - 38.2". I am normally a size Small in tops with other brands, but I can sometimes fit a size Extra Small with Frank & Oak pieces. If you’re ordering from them online, make sure to look at the style-specific size guides on each product page! Frank & Oak also has personal stylists that you can chat with online, if you need additional help figuring out your size.
CURRENT WOMEN’S FRANK & OAK FAVORITES:
FRANK & OAK PICKS FOR MEN:
WHAT I'M WEARING
Note: A * next to the brand name indicates that it is a conscious brand.
Top: Modern Citizen striped crop top | *Frank & Oak packable windbreaker
Bottom: Banana Republic faux leather quilted skirt
Shoes: *Frank & Oak The Palace boot in tan (currently available in black)
Accessories: Gucci Soho leather disco bag | Mango leopard scarf | Gentle Monster sunglasses (& similar here and here)
Hope you enjoyed this brand spotlight on Frank & Oak! Let me know in the comments below if you plan on checking them out :)
Photos by Gregory Wong