Fuchsia (clothing)

Fuchsia (clothing)

Infobox Company
name = Fuchsia
type =Private

genre = Design House
foundation = Houston, Texas, U.S. (2001)
founder = Veronica Scott Lawren Pope
location_city = San Diego, California
location_country = U.S.
location =
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area_served = International
key_people = Veronica Scott Lawren Pope

industry = Fashion
products = Apparel Handbags Accessories
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owner = Veronica Scott Lawren Pope
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homepage = [http://www.FuchsiaOnline.com/ Fuchsia Official Site]
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Fuchsia is an American fashion company and design house run by Veronica Scott and Lawren Pope, [ [http://www.FuchsiaOnline.com Fuchsia Official Site] Fuchsia. Retrieved 2008-09-07] based San Diego, California. [ [http://www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_hfncg9 "Fuchsia Company Profile"] Manta. Retrieved 2008-09-07] Fuchsia specializes in women's fashion, handbags, and accessories.


Fuchsia began as a small Houston-based fashion retail company. Pope and Scott’s first venture was selling accessories and handbags to classmates during their sophomore year at Westside High School. [Alfonzo, Taslin (02/05) [http://www.veoh.com/videos/v158653475Xwrmh4X?jsonParams=%257B%2522region%2522%253A%2522%2522%252C%2522order%2522%253A%2522mr%2522%252C%2522rlmax%2522%253A0%252C%2522seasonNumber%2522%253A0%252C%2522rlmin%2522%253A0%252C%2522veohOnly%2522%253Atrue%252C%2522episodeNumber%2522%253A0%252C%2522user%2522%253A%2522J19White86%2522%252C%2522country%2522%253A%2522%2522%257D&context=CHANNEL&viewType=user "The Fuchsia Girls FOX Interview"] FOX 26. Retrieved 2008-09-07] With the capital from the initial accessory sales, Scott and Pope created their first collection of ready-to-wear cocktail dresses. In 2004, Scott and Pope hosted their first Fuchsia Runway show in Spring, Texas. Among the crowd were Texan socialites and Houston boutique owners who all previewed the first pieces of the Fuchsia collection. The same year Scott and Pope added a new custom design service, creating custom couture gowns for wealthy Houstonians. Through word-of-mouth Fuchsia's clientele grew and the company soon caught the attention of journalist Taslin Alfonzo, [WDSU (2006-10-23) [http://www.wdsu.com/wdsunewsteam/10138748/detail.html WDSU News Team] "Taslin Alfonzo" [http://www.wdsu.com WDSU] Retrieved 2008-09-07] who profiled Fuchsia for FOX News [Alfonzo, Taslin (02/05) [http://www.veoh.com/videos/v158653475Xwrmh4X?jsonParams=%257B%2522region%2522%253A%2522%2522%252C%2522order%2522%253A%2522mr%2522%252C%2522rlmax%2522%253A0%252C%2522seasonNumber%2522%253A0%252C%2522rlmin%2522%253A0%252C%2522veohOnly%2522%253Atrue%252C%2522episodeNumber%2522%253A0%252C%2522user%2522%253A%2522J19White86%2522%252C%2522country%2522%253A%2522%2522%257D&context=CHANNEL&viewType=user "The Fuchsia Girls FOX Interview"] FOX 26. Retrieved 2008-09-07 ] in 2005. Alfonso predicted that it wouldn't be long before everyone would, "soon see Fuchsia in the latest fashion magazines."One year after High School graduation Scott and Pope moved the Fuchsia headquarters to San Diego, California, where they would both attend college as business majors and continue to grow the company.


On May 13, 2004 [GoDaddy (2004-05-13) [http://who.godaddy.com/WhoIs.aspx?domain=fuchsiaonline.com&prog_id=godaddy GoDaddy.com Domain name registration] WhoIs Retrieved 2008-09-07] Fuchsia opened its virtual doors. Four years later in 2008, Troy Anderson, Staff Writer of Los Angeles Daily News [ [http://www.familyrightsassociation.com/news/archive/troy_anderson/ The Troy Anderson Reports] Family Rights Association. Retrieved 2008-10-06.] , wrote that Scott and Pope had indeed "…capitalized on the boom in internet retailing." [Anderson, Troy (2008) [http://www.nbizmag.com/magarticles/growingabuisnessonline.pdf "Growing a Business Online"] NBiz Magazine. Retrieved 2008-09-08] The boutique located at www.FuchsiaOnline.com offers the Fuchsia clothing line, as well as a few select high-end designer gowns and accessories from other exclusive fashion houses. [ [http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2005_3839044"High school friends start fashion business"] The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-10-06.] The site generated most of Fuchsia's early press, including the first live broadcast of a Fuchsia runway show. Elissa Rivas, [(2008) [http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/bio?section=ontv/stationinfo/bios&id=3251480 "Station Info, Bios"] "Elissa Rivas" ABC. Retrieved 2008-09-07 ] a correspondent for ABC [KTRK-TV [http://abclocal.go.com/ktrkABC-13] KTRK-TV ABC 13. Retrieved 2008-09-07] KTRK-TV interviewed Scott and Pope for ABC's behind the scenes coverage of the last known Fuchsia runway show to take place in Houston. Scott, also the webmaster for FuchsiaOnline.com, prefers ecommerce to a physical boutique. Scott says that the web boutique works out great, "because we're still in college and we don't have to maintain a storefront 24/7." She and Pope might expand the boutique physically after college, since they still have to "keep up with school work." [Anderson, Troy (2008) [http://www.nbizmag.com/magarticles/growingabuisnessonline.pdf "Growing a Business Online"] . NBiz Magazine. Retrieved 2008-09-07 ]


Save the Girls Scholarship Foundation

On March 28, 2007, [ [http://www.SavetheGirlsNow.com Save the Girls Official Site] "Our Work" Retrieved 2008-09-07] Fuchsia opened its first 501(c)(3) non-profit called Save the Girls. The organization's mission is to "bridge the gap between bright disadvantaged young women and higher level schooling by providing educational and financial support, as well as access to the best resources we have to offer." [ [http://www.SaveTheGirlsNow.com/ourwork Save the Girls Official Site] "Our Work" Retrieved 2008-09-07] Save The Girls offers this financial support through The Save the Girls Scholarship Fund which provides funding for financially challenged girls who plan to study business in college. News of the Save the Girls Scholarship Foundation sparked the interest of reporter Dominique Sachse [Click2Houston News Team (2007) [http://www.click2houston.com/newsteam/278383/detail.html News Team] "Dominique Sachse" Retrieved 2008-09-08] of the NBC KPRC-TV Staff. [(2008) [http://www.click2houston.com/index.html NBC KPRC] Retrieved 2008-09-07] Sachse, a fellow Houston philanthropist, announced she would produce a special interview with the owners of Fuchsia to help raise startup funds for Save the Girls. The interview aired September 6, 2006, and was the last Fuchsia interview taped in Houston before the company’s move to the west coast. [Sachse, Dominique (2006-09-06) [http://www.click2houston.com/family/9798276/detail.html "Students Build Fashion Business"] NBC News. Retrieved 2008-09-08]

Conservation Movement

As part of the conservation movement, and Fuchsia's "Fuchsia Goes Green" campaign, Save The Girls offers a free curbside recycling service for California homeowners, schools, and businesses. [Save the Girls Official Site [http://www.savethegirlsnow.com/volunteer Volunteer] "Save the Girls Volunteers" Retrieved 2008-09-07] The California Redemption Value proceeds from recycling help finance the Save the Girls Scholarship Fund. FuchsiaOnline.com also includes a "Scholarship Shop" that offers t-shirts and totes donning slogans such as "I Saved the Girls," "Save the Girls Now," and "Pink is the New Green," to which profits also benefit the Save the Girls Scholarship Foundation.


External Links

[http://www.FuchsiaOnline.com Fuchsia Official Website]
[http://www.SavetheGirlsNow.com Save the Girls, "Non-profit"]
[http://www.veronicascott.com Veronica Scott Official Website]
[http://www.lawrenpope.com Lawren Pope Official Website]
[http://www.yelp.com/biz/fuchsia-san-diego Yelp Business Review]

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