Want to defy the odds?
- We are here to motivate YOU
- Definition: to give power or authority to; authorize,
We empower & support others!
- Take control of your life. You only have one life.
Growth in Hardship
- Where's your happiness?
Want to be apart of the Z3RO family?
- DM us on IG @z3roapparel
We have felt like nothing
- We want you to be something
Want to defy the odds?We are here to motivate YOU
EmpoweringDefinition: to give power or authority to; authorize,
We empower & support others!Take control of your life. You only have one life.
Growth in HardshipWhere's your happiness?
Want to be apart of the Z3RO family?DM us on IG @z3roapparel
We have felt like nothingWe want you to be something
ZERO APPAREL | CLOTHING BRAND
ZERO APPAREL was established in 2019 and cofounded by Clifford Baltazar, Thien Luong and Michael Winzargland.
Whats your lowest point in life?
Here at Zero Apparel,
We aim to one day represent the many hardships we face to find our own versions of success.
Life is never going to be smooth sailing and anyone else who argues otherwise must be insanely lucky or just insane.
In the end, we all want the same end goal; happiness.
Happiness can come from a number of things such as friends, family, self-confidence, wealth or whatever it is that you desire.
We hope that whatever it is for you, you’re taking active steps to getting closer to that goal.
The inspiration behind ZERO is that at one point in our lives we all felt that we hit rock bottom,
We felt defeated,
We felt like we were the number ZERO...
Because we had absolutely nothing.
But the greatest thing about hitting rock bottom is that there is no way left to go but up...
And that is what ZERO Apparel represents.
If you can resonate with this journey,
If you've lived through the struggle,
If you're still powering through the tough times,
Please support us by following our Instagram and Facebook page @z3roapparel
We want to represent you
And we hope to spread our message and mission across the world one day.
We are, Zero Apparel.
CEOs & Co-Founders
"For a majority of my life, I struggled with figuring out my identity and what I was passionate about.
I was raised in a strict household for the first 12 years of my life, being taught that I should follow the status quo and only pursue traditional high-income careers. That I should try my best to not be a nuisance to the people around me.
Growing up this way caused me to culminate a type of personality that always changes depending on the group of people I was with. I struggled all of my life with understanding who I really am. I was a crowd pleaser.
I hovered from friend group to friend group and my personality and personal interests changed every time. I struggled to find things that I was truly passionate about.
Once I started college, I still lived with that same mindset and I wasted my first 2 years at SFSU taking classes for majors that I had no real interest in.
It wasn't until I began to surround myself with people who understood what they wanted that I finally began to understand my own passions.
I rediscovered who I was and I channeled that into trying to create something that will hopefully still be around even long after I'm gone.
I dropped out of college and worked at a restaurant for 1.5 years and finally took a leap of faith to start my own brand.
To this day I don't regret my decisions at all and I'm truly blessed to have so many friends and family support our business even though I haven't been able to keep in touch with everyone. You all are the real ones and I'm blessed to have crossed paths with all of you."
“I realized I wanted to start my own business back in high school of senior year.” This dream came true when I first test ran my first business by myself. It was difficult at the beginning because I am I’m currently attending community college and going into my 3rd year now. With barely any knowledge of how to run a successfully business. I am learning as I go, so it hasn’t been the easiest ride.
I am currently putting in a lot of hope into this official job starting from nothing with 2 other people that I have to depend on, who also depend on me. Everyday became work day when we officially started.
During the last spring semester I had to drop classes in order to officially push the opening. Was it worth it? Hell yes because I made risks that became greater outcomes in the past 3-4 months.
My advice I tell myself is to not live a life full of regret. You’ll fail along the way and you get back up and do it again until you succeed. Doesn’t matter how many times, but the journey it took to get there counts. Only one way to go is forward and hope for the best! Working at a day job and meeting my partners through there was destiny. This is just the beginning and I hope you are all watching closely on this rollercoaster of a dream!
“I personally have been putting off making one of these for the longest. My reasoning was that I didn’t feel like I was in a good place in my life to be able to inspire others to keep pushing forward. That’s when I began to be inspired not only by my partners but also by the many strong enough to share their story in such a public way. Here’s who I am: I’m a 20 year old athlete that comes from a family riddled with disease I lost both of my parents from cancer when I was 15, and my grandmother from my fathers side and my grandfather from my mothers side when I was 16 from the same disease. I thought that I would only be going up from then on to make my family proud but I was extremely wrong. I began to make terrible life choices surrounded by questionable people. I lost all that I had, disappointed the remainder of my family, turned down 5 scholarship offers to prestigious schools, and then started to battle with being homeless, occasionally being able to spend the night with a friend. Life for me was at an all time low, but then I met @t_luongg and @c_l_i_f_f_o_r_d and began to truly realize who I was, the potential that I had, that all of us had, that YOU have. I started to work on myself as a person. Juggle work, school, practice each day and everyday. The story is still on going, far from coming to a close, and I’m hoping that our brand can eventually begin to inspire and motivate everyone that comes into contact with it to do better, and to always strive for more. I thank everyone for the support and love that they’ve shown us thus far, and I invite as many of you as possible to give our brand a chance to hear your story, whatever it may be. My life now is a lot better than it was a year ago, and I will work hard to make sure that I’m a lot better a year from now. Hopefully with a lot of hard work and perseverance I will be able to make another meet me like this soon, with a lot more to say, and to share, in order to inspire and motivate! This is OUR path past #ZERO”