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UPRISERS

WHAT YOU WEAR IS WHAT YOU REPRESENT.

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JW Grant Recipient

 

WHAT IS UPRISERS

What you wear is what we represent. As a premium streetwear brand rooted in stories of the underrepresented, UPRISERS fuels campaigns such as Hate Is A Virus (a global movement turned non-profit that dismantles racism and hate within the AAPI community), Somebody's Beloved (a social justice initiative fueled by songs to address racial healing, gender equality, and justice) and so much more. 

Here at UPRISERS, streetwear is our vehicle to spark curiosity and conversation, and empower one to find their purpose and activate within their community across the intersection of social and environmental justice, mental health, and equality.

VISIT US at weareuprisers.com

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WHY WE STARTED UPRISERS

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I’m a fourth generation Japanese-Okinawan American. From childhood experiences and witnessing racism to my earlier career of working in corporate structures in fashion and music, 2016 was the start of self-discovery and finding ways I can use skills I’ve developed in fashion and design for something bigger than myself.

After a nationwide social campaign, which celebrated diverse voices and stories around the US, we garnered over 3 million organic impressions via one tee design — an eye-opening experience of multiculturalism. This was the beginning of UPRISERS.

HOW UPRISERS WILL HELP MOVE CULTURE FORWARD

As a woman POC small business owner, UPRISERS is more than a streetwear brand. We're moving culture forward in two main ways:

First) UPRISERS bring opportunities for underrepresented and women POC in a male-dominated space — to show that these opportunities exist and are possible for us.

Second) UPRISERS circular eco-system via a 3 step journey: Release capsule collections with impactful messages to raise awareness; Empower our audience to nurture their curiosity and discover their purpose through workshops and edutainment content; and Rise up to activate in their own unique, creative ways.

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DO YOU HAVE A PHYSICAL LOCATION?

Yes! We are located in the Arts District, DTLA

Visit us at our next UPRISERS Family Market — A Concept Store Pop-Up Event

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05/10/2022
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