This week, The Fold were invited to join the ladies of The Hoxton Apprentice PWN (Professional Women’s Network ) for an evening of networking, supper and shopping!
Our Pop-Up Shop was a great success among the ladies, and we had a great time showcasing the collection! We also had our fabulous fashion illustrator, Clara, on hand to bring the dresses to life with her beautiful sketches. During the meal, we listened to an ‘open mic session’ where women were invited to give a quick talk about something close to their heart. It was great to hear these ladies speak so passionately about female empowerment, and taking control of your own life and career.
Not only is this a fantastic space, but the cause behind the business is extremely inspiring. The Apprenticeship scheme takes people from disadvantaged backgrounds or with little career prospects. Here, they develop the skills needed to work in a kitchen or front of house, which can then be applied elsewhere in the industry. All the profits from the Restaurant and Bar are ploughed back into this scheme to see that it continues to offer the opportunities for others. Praise must be given to Head Chef, Leon Seraphin and his kitchen team for producing a most delicious meal. His homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding was mighty tasty- we will certainly be making a speedy return!