We're a small independent Fashion Boutique who would love to continue trading but need to move premises to survive and to be able to offer more job opportunities for local people.
About the project
Please allow us to introduce you to Flamingo Trends, currently an edgy boutique that offers designs not readily available on the High Street or Internet.
The brain child of two lifelong freinds, Ju & Lou. This dynamic pair have a wealth of fashion and business experience between them, spanning over 15 years. One half of this fashion pairing, Lou, has extensive experience of styling the worlds 'A' listers for the Red Carpet including the Spice Girls and Girls Aloud. In addition Lou has 16 years experience offering creative direction to Universal Records, Working Title Films etc. Ju has spent all her working career in the business world, crunching numbers and formatting businesses. This duo decided to bring their wealth of knowledge to their own brand and the concept of Flamingo Trends was born or should we say hatched!
Both partners invested an initial £250 in to stock purchase and over the past year are proud to say they now have a stock capital of £8,500. The capital has been amased due to intelligent product selection and a small quantitiy stock rotation which keeps the products fresh and exciting to the Flamingo Trends customer. In the first year alone Flamingo Trends has commissioned two jewellery lines with local Artists which in turn suppports local small businesess like themselves.
All profit has been re invested back in to the business and as a sign of passion, drive and commitment to Flamingo Trends both partners intend to continue not drawing a salary whilst the business is in it's infancy.
Flamingo Trends offers you miles of style and is a treasure trove of designs with a price point and size range that is accessible to all. This is a topic that they feel passionately about and something the current retail industry is lacking. The brand draws influence from Catwalk trends to the worlds fashion capitals when handpicking its product range.
Flamingo Trends are currently trading in Ely Court, Tunbridge Wells and they feel that it is now time to develop the brand and expand to larger premises. For the past year Flamingo Trends has spent time testing product lines and listening to their customer's requirements and consequently reacting to the market. With this knowledge and confidence behind them they now feel like it's time to bring Flamingo Trends to a wider target audience and an enhanced demographic.
The funded money will be used for:
- Relocation Costs
- Shopfit and Decoration Works
- Flamingo Trends shop Signage and Marketing Graphics
If you wish to make a pledge you can do so by either Paypal or with a Credit or Debit Card. NB. When you go to the pledge link you don't have to set up a Paypal account if you don't already have one, just look on the right hand side and click to pledge via Card.
Flamingo Trends have lots of ideas which they wish to develop and with the support from Crowd Funding they plan for a exciting future, which in their eyes is pink and feathery!!