We love the idea of fair trade, but those handmade African bongo drums aren’t exactly what we want in our living room.
Luckily, we’ve discovered St. Frank, a Presidio Heights company that sells equitably made items you’d actually want.
Their gorgeous textiles are imported from around the world, then matted in linen and set in custom frames. Simply peruse the limited-edition pieces, and once you land on a favorite, choose whether you want it framed in white, silver, black, maple or shadow box.
Say you want something with a subtle African vibe. Go for the black-and-white hexagonal-print Biddew Noir weave from Senegal in a Lucite shadow box frame.
On the fence about embroidery? Try the whimsical Grey Otomí from Mexico, a design that dates back to pre-Aztec Mesoamerican cave paintings.
Grown-up art that supports a noble cause? Now that’s a beautiful thing.
Prices range from $199 to $4,300; Showroom at 3675 Sacramento St.; 415-800-8935 or stfrank.com