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About Frank/ie

Frank/ie is a contemporary fashion & design store based in Punavuori area, Helsinki. Frank/ie is run by a collective of independent designers. Each label believe in local and ethical production, high quality materials and unique design. The shop's collections consist of small series and unique pieces of clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery and other accessories.

Labels: Jatuli, Mori Collective, Kuula + Jylhä, Miia Halmesmaa, Kati Vee, KIKS, Iljana and Minna Paussu

 

 Meet the Designers

 

  Kuula + Jylhä   Two finnish designers, Essi Kuula and Marika Jylhä are forming together a creative studio/footwear and accessories label. Essi lives in Helsinki and Marika in Tallinn. Their work is a lot about experiments, but always also respecting the traditions of well made objects. In their design playfulness and sculptural forms meets beautiful combination of materials.   Kuula + Jylhä shoes and accessories are handmade in Helsinki + Tallinn with time and passion. Collections consists of unique pieces and small series. 

Kuula + Jylhä

Two finnish designers, Essi Kuula and Marika Jylhä are forming together a creative studio/footwear and accessories label. Essi lives in Helsinki and Marika in Tallinn. Their work is a lot about experiments, but always also respecting the traditions of well made objects. In their design playfulness and sculptural forms meets beautiful combination of materials. 

Kuula + Jylhä shoes and accessories are handmade in Helsinki + Tallinn with time and passion. Collections consists of unique pieces and small series. 

  Jatuli   Jatuli is a Helsinki based designer label founded in 2010. Bold prints and contrasted colors combined with minimalistic shapes create an interesting juxtaposition that has become the house mark of the brand.  Jatuli products are produced locally in Finland and Estonia by skilled seamstresses and production staff. We design our own prints which are printed on fabric in the EU. Jewelry pieces are laser cut in Helsinki and assembled in our own studio at Frank/ies loft. Wooden jewelry is made from Finnish birch wood ant the acrylic is sourced from the UK.

Jatuli

Jatuli is a Helsinki based designer label founded in 2010. Bold prints and contrasted colors combined with minimalistic shapes create an interesting juxtaposition that has become the house mark of the brand.

Jatuli products are produced locally in Finland and Estonia by skilled seamstresses and production staff. We design our own prints which are printed on fabric in the EU. Jewelry pieces are laser cut in Helsinki and assembled in our own studio at Frank/ies loft. Wooden jewelry is made from Finnish birch wood ant the acrylic is sourced from the UK.

  Mori Collective   We are Tytti Alapieti & Jenni Koli – two women who were brought together by snowboarding many years ago. Soon we realized that we shared many other interests as well. Both of us were studying clothing industry and had a dream of having an own company some day.  Now Mori Collective is almost three years old clothing company located in Helsinki. We are inspired by the nature as well as organic and unique recycled materials. Our design process is very material-based, and we have close-by production in Estonia and Finland.

Mori Collective

We are Tytti Alapieti & Jenni Koli – two women who were brought together by snowboarding many years ago. Soon we realized that we shared many other interests as well. Both of us were studying clothing industry and had a dream of having an own company some day.

Now Mori Collective is almost three years old clothing company located in Helsinki. We are inspired by the nature as well as organic and unique recycled materials. Our design process is very material-based, and we have close-by production in Estonia and Finland.

 
  Kativee   Kativee clothing, accessories and jewelry label is created by designer Kati Viljala. Kativee's style is classical and minimalistic, spiced with pure sculptural details. Collections are often inspired by different contrasts in materials and shapes. Rough yet delicate metal leaf plated concrete jewelry is a good example of this interesting mix of materials.  These wear-everywhere pieces are created mostly in our studio, located in Frank/ie Helsinki shop. Designing and jewelry making happens in our upstairs loft. Samples and unique pieces are also made in the back room of the shop, as is the majority of all production. All Kativee products are made in Finland.   

Kativee

Kativee clothing, accessories and jewelry label is created by designer Kati Viljala. Kativee's style is classical and minimalistic, spiced with pure sculptural details. Collections are often inspired by different contrasts in materials and shapes. Rough yet delicate metal leaf plated concrete jewelry is a good example of this interesting mix of materials.

These wear-everywhere pieces are created mostly in our studio, located in Frank/ie Helsinki shop. Designing and jewelry making happens in our upstairs loft. Samples and unique pieces are also made in the back room of the shop, as is the majority of all production. All Kativee products are made in Finland.

 

  Minna Paussu   Minna Paussu Design was launched in Helsinki Finland in Spring 2017. The label is an ode to flirtatious and powerful yet sensitive femininity. It is characterized by colorful prints that are the designer’s handwriting.  Minna Paussu Design is dedicated to creating timeless design. High quality materials and distinctive touch guarantee long lasting, fun and favourite pieces of the wardrobe.  Fabrics are sourced mainly from Italy and Austria, and printed in the Netherlands and Italy. Production is done mainly in Finland.

Minna Paussu

Minna Paussu Design was launched in Helsinki Finland in Spring 2017. The label is an ode to flirtatious and powerful yet sensitive femininity. It is characterized by colorful prints that are the designer’s handwriting.

Minna Paussu Design is dedicated to creating timeless design. High quality materials and distinctive touch guarantee long lasting, fun and favourite pieces of the wardrobe.

Fabrics are sourced mainly from Italy and Austria, and printed in the Netherlands and Italy. Production is done mainly in Finland.

  Miia Halmesmaa   Miia Halmesmaa clothing-, accessories- and jewelry brand was founded in Turku, Finland, in 2006. Miia Halmesmaa combines clean lines and monochrome colors with unique details and mixed fabrics in a stylistic and international character.  Collections consists of unique pieces and small series and are produced locally in Finland from high quality materials.   

Miia Halmesmaa

Miia Halmesmaa clothing-, accessories- and jewelry brand was founded in Turku, Finland, in 2006. Miia Halmesmaa combines clean lines and monochrome colors with unique details and mixed fabrics in a stylistic and international character.

Collections consists of unique pieces and small series and are produced locally in Finland from high quality materials.

 

  KIKS & Iljana   Katja Iljana is a founder and designer of two labels: KIKS & Iljana. When KIKS was born in 2003, it had the same principles as it has today:  respecting the human, nature and good kiks.  KIKS products are made of upcycled and leftover materials focusing on sustainability, comfort, and functional, genderfree, timeless yet distinctive design. All our products are designed and hand-made in Oulu, Finland.  KIKS also invites you to take part of the design process by offering the chance to customize the garments with your own preferences.  All Iljana products tell a story: either through prints, patterns or materials. Iljana stands for sustainability, transparency, honesty, independence, cooperation, equality, gender-freedom, love and open ends. We are for excess feelings, not excess consumption.

KIKS & Iljana

Katja Iljana is a founder and designer of two labels: KIKS & Iljana. When KIKS was born in 2003, it had the same principles as it has today: respecting the human, nature and good kiks. KIKS products are made of upcycled and leftover materials focusing on sustainability, comfort, and functional, genderfree, timeless yet distinctive design. All our products are designed and hand-made in Oulu, Finland.

KIKS also invites you to take part of the design process by offering the chance to customize the garments with your own preferences.

All Iljana products tell a story: either through prints, patterns or materials. Iljana stands for sustainability, transparency, honesty, independence, cooperation, equality, gender-freedom, love and open ends. We are for excess feelings, not excess consumption.