Meet the Spring 2022 Spoonflower Small Business Grant Recipients

Frankie Choe

Love, Frankie | @lovefrankie89 | United States

Frankie’s Spoonflower shop | Frankie’s Etsy shop

Brand snapshot: Love, Frankie creates playful, boldly colorful, retro-inspired handmade accessories and home decor items for the fashionable homesteader, DIYer and families looking for quality pieces that will become cherished heirlooms. As a first-generation Korean-Canadian-American, I also aim to inspire and enable others like me to be unapologetically Asian-American. My “Korean-America” collection of fabric and wallpaper is a love letter to fellow Asian-American elder daughters looking for authentic representation of our family traditions, cultural heritage, and a touch of whimsy when curating their homes and wardrobes.

In what ways will this grant support your small business?
This grant will help me transform a full-time hobby and passion into a sustainable small business. Not only will the funds cover a significant portion of raw material costs for my handmade goods, this is also a wonderful opportunity for me to connect with a wider audience, beta-test new prototypes and refine my current product line.

What does it mean to be selected as a grant recipient?
I’m thrilled to be a Spring 2022 grant recipient! It is gratifying and exciting to know that the Spoonflower team sees a place for my work in the market, believes in the potential of my ideas, and are ready to give me the support to put them into action.

What’s your go-to Spoonflower product/fabric and why?
Petal Signature Cotton is the current go-to fabric for my coordinating accessories. It’s the perfect weight, a woven substrate with multiple applications and my surface pattern designs always print beautifully with consistent, vibrant color quality and detail. As I’ve experimented with different products, Lightweight Cotton Twill, Dogwood Denim and Cotton Lawn are very close contenders for second place as well!