Johanna Ho obtained a BA in Fashion in 1995 and Masters in Fashion in 1997 from Central Saint Martins in London.
In 1998, she launched her eponymous label during London Fashion Week and sold her first collection to Barneys New York. Subsequently her collections were sold to over 30 retailers internationally including Browns, Selfridges and Harrods in London; Via Bus Stop, Isetan, Takashimaya, Tomorrowland, Beams in Japan; Myer in Australia; and Lane Crawford, Liger, and Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong.
Conscious about the industry’s inherent demand for consumption, Ho educates customers to buy responsibly by adopting eco-friendly practices in materials and designs. In 2008, she was invited to be a founding member of the ‘Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium’. The brand UCHI was consequently created featuring crossovers of Ho’s core knit designs with up-cycled used clothing donated by artists to create fresh and unique pieces.