Hive Highlights - Oli & Frank

by Cayley Bolleurs

Bee Festive Hive Highlights blog

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Hive highlights ft. Oli & Frank

Welcome to our second of hive highlights, where we're excited to showcase the diverse range of products offered by the talented South African vendors we stock on our website. We're passionate about supporting local businesses, and we believe that by sharing the stories of our vendors and their unique offerings, we can help our customers discover new and exciting products while also highlighting the importance of shopping locally. Each vendor has their own story to tell, and we can't wait to share their journey with you. Join us as we explore the world of local South African brands, and discover the people and the passion behind the products.

In this particular blog post, Bee Festive features Oli & Frank, a local South African brand that offers playful and whimsical printed products aimed at children. The blog post includes an interview with Sandy, the founder of Oli & Frank, who shares insights into the inspiration behind her brand and products. The post also highlights the importance of supporting local businesses and encourages readers to visit Oli & Frank's online shop. By doing so, readers can not only discover unique and inspiring products but also make a positive impact on their local communities.

Bee Festive Oli & Frank blog

Introducing Sandy from Oli & Frank

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I love chocolate, coffee, surfing, mountain walks and yoga. Add to that family, the cat and drawing silly drawings. Oh and whiskey too….

What inspired you to create this brand? 

As an illustrator I realised that products are more sellable than art and I also did not want to do commissions anymore. Having my own brand would enable me to decide exactly what I want to create.  

Can you tell me about the products you offer and what sets them apart from similar products on the market? 

All my products are printed, either digitally or screen printed and aimed at children, but that is slowly changing as I would like to make t-shirts and bags for all ages. I think that my designs are unique, even though other products are available like mine. 

What is the story behind the name of your brand? 

I struggled with coming up with a name, but in the end chose my children’s nicknames. Frank is actually Hannah, it’s a long story!

Are your products handmade or locally sourced?


What are your future plans for the brand?

Expanding the range to includes adults.

How can consumers best support your brand and the local community? - By buying products online.

What do you love most about South Africa?

Live sit-com all day everywhere.

Is there anything you could say to someone wanting to start their own business?


To end off our Hive highlights for the week:

We were thrilled to have Sandy from Oli & Frank join us on our Hive Highlights blog. Sandy shared some great insights into the inspiration behind her unique and playful products. Thank you, Sandy, for taking the time to share your story with us.

As we wrap up this blog, we hope that you've enjoyed learning about Oil & Franki, a local South African brand with unique and inspiring products. By supporting local businesses, we can make a positive impact on our communities and help to foster growth and creativity. We encourage you to visit their online shop and see the amazing products for yourself. Thank you for joining us on this journey to discover and support local South African brands. We hope to see you again soon!

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Check out their stationery bags:

 bee festive oli & frank stationery bags