So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
VXXXV Apparel started as a dream from a young Hispanic girl living in North Philly. I was a natural-born hustler and always had role models around me; Those like my father and brother, to show me that we can work for anything we want. I intentionally created VX to be a casual streetwear brand. In this line of business, more is what people want, but for VX, less is more. I knew I wanted VX to be more than just a clothing brand and I was going for a bigger audience. My dream is to help other entrepreneurs and business owners fulfill their dreams so in order for me to get my message out with my brand, I wanted to make my clothing as simplistic as possible. Our Dream Hustle Demand campaign extends me the opportunity to do this all while being able to have a clothing brand.
When Tirsa Vazquez gave birth to her son, Khalif, in May 2015, she had a lot to juggle: motherhood, her career, college at night, and the Air Force Reserve. As time went on, Tirsa found herself missing important milestones in her son’s life. She knew she wanted a career that gave her flexibility and control, so as soon as she graduated college, she did something about it. In 2017, Tirsa founded VXXXV Apparel, an urban streetwear clothing brand named after her son’s birthday. To get the company off the ground, Tirsa taught herself about the apparel industry, conducting intensive research on manufacturing and design. She debuted her line with a ‘90s-themed fashion show in downtown Philadelphia. From there, the business has taken off and now offers women’s, men’s, and children’s collections