N17 Creative Callings: Business Profile – House of Hoang
With a background in stitching Tram Hoang was keen to start her own fashion business but with so many elements to think about she was unsure of where to begin.
Thankfully she discovered expert advice and mentoring via the N17 Creative Callings program. The initiative offers creative businesses in the Tottenham area with free advice, support, networking and training opportunities including accredited training in: Fashion and Textiles, Leadership and Management, Creative and Digital Media, Developing Social Potential, Professional Development, Retail, Customer Service and Finance.
After an initial consultation Tram took the opportunity to gain further garment construction knowledge and skills and she successfully completed the Level 2 Perfect Patterns course at the Fashion Technology Academy. Through the N17 Creative Callings program she also received business advice on cash flow forecasting, Gantt chart, sales and purchases lists along with key pointers on putting a launch collection together.
On receiving the support Tram said: “I’ve always wanted my own collection and company but it was all so complicated I didn’t know where to start. Now thanks to N17 Creative Callings I can learn with the fashion experts and it’s free. Thank-you Andres for accepting me.”
Tram has now set up a womenswear brand under the business name ‘House of Hoang’ where her East meets West fusion is realised in rich colours and opulent fabrics. With her core customer in mind Tram has established her target market and pricing strategy. Watch this space for the launch of her debut collection.