We know you’ve seen your favorite athletes wearing hats that say Zer0 Friends or maybe Savage. Well the company that created these stylish designs is called Achill3 Apparel and their based out of Miami, Florida. We spoke to Achill3 Apparel founder, Rendy Achille, about the creation of the brand, his celebrity cosigns and the future of his fashion line.
What inspired you to start your own clothing line?
I have always been interested in fashion and into trendy apparel. Wanting to become an entrepreneur inspired me everyday to start my own line that I could wear without having to purchase other brands.
What’s the message behind Achill3 apparel?
My Last name is Achille. My parents, Renald Achille and Nancy Achille, gave birth to 3 of us; my sister Renaldine, my brother Renald and me Rendy. Thats Why I spell Achill3 Apparel with the number 3. Not only that but I am born on the third month.
Who was the first celebrity to wear your hat? What was your feeling when this happened?
Hip Hop/Rap recording star Fabolous and NFL’s Von Miller Line Backer for the Denver Broncos. Alongside Fabolous and Von Miller, I noticed many other headliners from all avenues and markets were wearing my hats. It made me feel like I’m actually doing something right in the fashion industry. That my brand was different from any other apparel brand out there. I started Achille Apparel in 2016 with the goal of creating a brand to seize the very best of modern and unique styles. I wanted to embrace what it means to be FRESH because I knew it would bring great energy to all types of people and demographics of the fashion industry.
What were you doing prior to starting your clothing line?
Prior to designing, I was a college student playing football then I went to pursue and complete firefighter school. I’m also a great barber and continue to practice my artistry as a barber in Miramar, Florida at “Cut above the Rest” Barber Shop.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own clothing line?
Make it happen!!!!! This is America. Never let someone tell you no it cannot be done. Lots of people will tell you what you’re suppose to do with your life. Your heart or life is not happy until you do what it is your heart desires and love. Never get disappointed. Be persistent and never live under uncertainty.
Some of your merchandise taglines are “Zer0 Friends” and “Savage”. How do you know which phrases to put on your clothing?
I like to keep up with whats trending in fashion, music, sports and believe it or not, politics as well. These tagline coincide with everyday people’s lifestyles, motivating individuals to do what they love and what they feel.
Was it difficult to start your clothing line in Miami?
I am my own competition! It wasn’t difficult to start it in Miami. Miami has so many different people, with so many different cultures. It has always been a part of the inspiration behind my fashion artistry & true creativity. As a designer and being from Miami, culture has always inspired me overall. I’m making fashion fun and GREAT again!
What can we look forward from you in the future?
The Line consist of Hats: Dog Filter, Savage, Zero Friends. The hats comes in sorted colors: black, red, white, pink, blue, stained, splased or leather and suede. We also have book bags. I have now released T-shirts with Fresh designs and styles. Currently, I’m also working on having a clothing store that caters to men, women and children.