QUICK MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER

by UPRS Team

I'M MICHELLE, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF UPRISERS. BORN AND RAISED IN LOS ANGELES. I'M A FOURTH-GENERATION JAPANESE-OKINAWAN AMERICAN. I FELL IN LOVE WITH STORYTELLING THROUGH 🎨 DESIGN AND FASHION ❤️. BUT THIS DIDN'T COME UNTIL LATER. AFTER A CAREER-ENDING INJURY AS A COMPETITIVE ATHLETE ⛸, MY EARLY 20'S WAS A JOURNEY TOWARDS SELF-DISCOVERY. UPRISERS WAS BORN AFTER A NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN THAT SHARED OVER 300+ DIVERSE STORIES 🗣. WE’RE A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN STREETWEAR BRAND ROOTED IN STORIES OF THE UNDERREPRESENTED. DRIVEN BY A SHARED PURPOSE, WE ARE CREATIVES, LEADERS AND DOERS WHO RISE FOR CHANGE AT THE INTERSECTION OF SOCIAL + ENVIRONMENT JUSTICE, MENTAL HEALTH AND EQUALITY. STAY TUNED FOR OUR ANNUAL END OF YEAR SURVEYS (WE GIVE OUT PRETTY AWESOME GIFTS 🎁 FOR YOUR TIME) AS THIS GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO STAY CONNECTED AND YOUR FEEDBACK HELPS GUIDE FUTURE COLLECTIONS AND EXPERIENCES HERE AT UPRISERS. THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO SUPPORT US! WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF YOU. X, MKH