Most people venture into entrepreneurship once they finish college or even drop out of their studies. However, Trey Hinck is one of the few people who has managed to start and run a successful business during his high school stay. His brand, Cr3w Apparel, has amassed a following and even earned a tremendous revenue before turning 18.
Like others, Trey always knew he wanted to be something big, but he had no idea where to begin. In the first year of high school, Trey went by normally, studying and playing sports with his friends and family. During his sophomore year, he realized he wanted to dive into the fashion industry and produce clothes under his own brand.
With an industry in mind, Trey would undergo research to find the perfect theme for his brand. He looked to his interests and found the perfect inspiration. Trey grew up watching a lot of basketball, both the professional leagues of NBA and college basketball. He found motivation in the ball family, giving birth to his brand “Cr3w Apparel.”
When he made the first designs and walked through the school halls, no one really thought about it as anything big, not even Trey at the time. However, he was able to persevere and received strong support from his friends and family, giving him the motivation to make his dream turned into reality. Trey continued working and building his brand in silence until more people noticed his works and started purchasing from him.
Since its founding, Cr3w Apparel has become a six-figure business, making Trey Hinck one of the most successful entrepreneurs despite being a high school student. Cr3w Apparel is a brand that encourages people to come together as one and help positively push the culture. Trey made the brand support problem-solvers who see solutions in every way, people who want to change, and people who believe they can be something bigger.
Cr3w Apparel imports and manufactures everything, like the materials, in the United States. Everything they do is fresh and completely different from other brands. When people purchase from others, they’re simply getting the product, but with Cr3w Apparel, they are also joining the movement when people buy their products.
Trey Hinck is unique not just because he’s a high school entrepreneur but also because he is a leader, not a follower. He created everything that we see in Cr3w Apparel on his own from the beginning. He put the thoughts and ideas in his head and brought them to life. Trey’s vision is different from others. His goal is to help and inspire people to go after their goals and ambitions.
For Trey, normal is boring. He believes that it is up to entrepreneurs to push the culture forward rather than letting culture push people. Entrepreneurs can start a movement that empowers not just themselves but their families and communities as well. He targets growth for Cr3w Apparel in the next few years, beginning with a release for his “TRUST YOUR VSN” collection this December. He also plans to publish his own book five years from now.
Cr3w Apparel’s merchandise is available on their website.
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