Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Campuzano.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Ashley. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
As an actress and influencer in Los Angeles, my job consists of working from home or on a set. My most common #OOTD’s are in athleisure wear, always on the go and always comfortable in tight/ loose fitting clothes. Besides acting and being my own boss, I always dreamed of having a clothing line or something of that nature that represented me and my image.
That’s where ZANO ACTIVE came along, I wanted something I enjoyed shopping for and something that represented me as Ashley Campuzano. I choose to start an athleisure line because it represented me in my daily lifestyle, I also wanted my line to be affordable for my followers and friends who basically lived in cute athleisure wear like myself.
ZANO ACTIVE is just over a month old but has been in the works for several months. We launched on August 1, 2018, and we are just getting started. We are so excited for what the future holds for ZANO ACTIVE because “The Future is Athleisure.”
Has it been a smooth road?
Definitely has not been a smooth road, but it also hasn’t been a bad one either. Starting ZANO was so new to me and a completely different world of business than what I was used to. So everything along the journey of starting a new business and venturing on to something new in my life has definitely been a good learning experience.
I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t have any bumps on the road during this journey. Again it is still a new business, so I’m sure I will run along A LOT of other bumps on this journey but looking forward to growing as a female business owner.
I would say a very difficult thing I came across and that I’d like to share was deciding on the style and name of the business. That was so hard for me, it even pushed back the launch because I couldn’t narrow down to one meaningful name. Until one day I just woke up and said to myself that I wanted my brand to represent me and boom ZANO came along.
ZANO comes from the last four letters of my last name (Campuzano), which I am so happy I picked because now I feel like it has a personal touch to my business.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the ZANO ACTIVE story. Tell us more about the business.
ZANO ACTIVE is an athleisure line and is for all females who love the feeling of comfort.
At ZANO, we believe we can be comfortable and fashionable at the same time and still be active at the gym, running errands, working from home at your desk, or simply traveling in comfort. How I decided to start an athleisure line was by my own personal lifestyle. I love running errands in comfortable clothes and still be able to look good and feel good.
I basically own more leggings than jeans to go out in. Every time I go shopping I go to the activewear section instead of the going out clothes section. So I decided why not start my own athleisure line and invest in my own company so I can never run out of leggings. That was a joke lol, but seriously that’s how the idea of ZANO came along. I always wanted to be a business owner and felt like an athleisure line was the way to go.
Not only did I want people to buy clothes that made them feel good and look good, I also wanted my line to be affordable not like most activewear lines where I can only afford one pair of leggings every few months. What I am really proud of my company is that our quality is good and it’s affordable. That makes me happy!
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
“The Future is Athleisure,” it’s pretty self-explanatory. I believe that it’s just going to get better and better in that department. Basically, everyone in LA lives in leggings, and I think that isn’t going to change anytime soon.
- Website: WWW.ZANOACTIVE.COM
- Email: HELLO@ZANOACTIVE.COM
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zanoactive/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZANOACTIVE/
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