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Organic brand Frank & Faith acquired by Spark Etail

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Jan '12
Spark Etail Ltd, a division of leading contact centres and fulfillment specialist, Spark Response, has announced its acquisition of ethical fashion label and online retailer, Frank & Faith.

Spark Etail was formed in March 2011 and is a leading full service online retailer of ethical products, owning and operating Ethicalsuperstore.com, Natural Collection and recently acquired Spirit of Nature. The company also provides e-commerce technology and marketing services to leading UK online retailers.

Frank & Faith has been operating in the ethical sector since 2006 designing, manufacturing and retailing fashion, accessories and lifestyle products. The brand was created by Anya Pearson and Mark Swire to fill a gap in the ethical fashion market and its design-led product range uses the best eco-friendly fabrics including organic cotton and bamboo. The entire Frank & Faith Collection is proudly manufactured in the UK.

The retailer will operate under Spark Etail's experienced team from its head office in Gateshead and there will be no disruption to its service.

Noel Lambert, Managing Director, Spark Etail says: “Since its inception, Spark Etail has grown significantly and in response to market demand we have been actively searching for a strategic acquisition to enhance our current fashion portfolio. Frank & Faith is an ideal fit for Spark Etail, as it has an established, loyal customer base and excellent ethical and organic credentials. With the introduction of the brand to our portfolio of companies we are forecasting group turnover in excess of £15 million over the next year."

“Utilising our expertise in the online retail market we plan to invest significantly into the brand to enable it to continue to grow and evolve. As the company currently designs and manufactures its own lines we plan to work alongside new designers so that future collections can expand and we're also planning to harness our buying power to support more small producers and to increase stock levels across the existing collections and offer a wider choice of styles and designs. Investment will also be channeled into redevelopment of the online store which we envision will become home to the widest range of ethical fashion brands online.”

Anya Pearson, co-founder Frank & Faith adds: “We are incredibly proud of Frank & Faith and we are confident that the acquisition represents an exciting new journey for the brand. We believe that the team at Spark will ensure the brand continues to evolve and as a result Frank & Faith customers will continue to enjoy even more collections of beautiful ethically produced fashion.”

Through its current retailers Spark Etail stocks products from some of the world's largest and most recognisable ethical brands as well as small niche companies including Suma Wholefoods, Komodo, Ecover, Divine Chocolate, Neal's Yard, Cafédirect, Traidcraft, Faith in Nature and Tearfund among others, enabling customers to “buy what you believe”.

Spark Etail is part of the Spark Response Group, based in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. It supplies environmentally friendly, Organic, Fair Trade, and UK made products from its online stores Ethical Superstore, Natural Collection and Spirit of Nature.

Spark Etail Ltd


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