Back in February of 2012, myself and a small group of passionate creatives launched Frank And Oak in what was basically a broom closet. In this small space, we designed entire collections, built a website, and everyone lent a hand to pack and ship out orders.
These early years were a lot of hard work, but it was a laugh and the goal was quite honestly just to stay afloat and keep creating products we loved. In the years that followed, we've grown as a company and as individuals, and we’ve become more conscious that we have an active role to play in making our own community, and the world, a better place.
To start, we’re more committed than ever to reducing carbon footprint. In the next few months we will introduce products made with recycled polyester and organic fibers, and game-changing water-efficient denim. But that’s just the start. Our goal is to have the majority of our products made with sustainable methods by the end of 2018.
We will also continue to invest in our community with a portion of our sales donated to human rights organization Equitas and using local manufacturers like Petites-Mains who support underprivileged women.
We have a long way to go, but every positive action matters and we are always striving to be better. Your support has allowed us to get this far; we hope you’ll join us the rest of the way.
Co-founder, Frank And Oak
Founded in 2012 by childhood friends Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani, we design the entirety of our limited-edition Frank And Oak collections at our headquarters in Montreal’s Mile End. We started with an simple goal of helping men dress better and affordably via our passion for style, design and technology. Five years, nearly eighty thousand Oxford shirts sold, and a growing women’s line later, we remain committed to the little things (the important things) we have built our reputation on.
Imagined for real life
We begin our design process by thinking about our customer and their real life. What do people want to wear and what are they wearing it for? From this simple question, our goal is to combine classic styles, modern cuts and innovative materials to produce style we truly get excited about.
Ethically sourced. Sustainably made.
All of our garments are produced by certified manufacturing partners here and across the globe . Our goal is to use sustainable fabrics and sustainable practices throughout our supply chain to make stylish clothes with substance. But this is just the start; we continue to seek out improved methods and materials every day.
Dedicated to inclusion
We’re a group of over 260 people from over 20 different countries. We speak at least 8 different languages and while we may not agree on everything (we’re Canadian; we’ll never agree on hockey), we stand together on what’s important. We believe in equality, we believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, and that when we are diverse and inclusive we are so much richer for it.