UPRISERS is a Los Angeles based community-driven clothing brand.
Founder, CEO and Creative Director, Michelle K. Hanabusa, brings a diverse group of like-minded individuals who use fashion, design, and music backgrounds to connect and celebrate a community of creatives, leaders, and doers.
UPRISERS focus on activists, trendsetters, and warriors of change who are pushing the narrative and we’re telling their stories through visual design and fashion. Partnering with local and international organizations and individuals, the collaborative efforts to share a story is to ultimately give voice to what we feel is underrepresented.
Why The Middle Finger?
It’s not Michelle, and it’s not her mom either. It stems from the iconic photo of the Gidra Sisterhood. They were warriors of change that stood for something bigger than themselves. Gidra was the first Asian American publication created by young men and women who stood for API representation in media, government, business etc. at a time when their immigrant families were too scared to speak up. Gidra was coined “The Voice of the Asian American Movement” and we want to further their message.
OUR COMMUNITY + THE FUTURE
UPRISERS understands what it means to be in a community and what it takes to build one.Although we are an e-commerce brand, you can find us at various community gatherings, pop-ups in different cities, or hosting our own events.
The vision for Uprisers goes far beyond apparel. Through working on projects with other like-minded businesses and creatives, we have slowly and quietly been building Uprisers.World. When we put our current team’s strength together, we turn into a full force creative collective that companies that align with our brand can come to in order to find a one-stop solution. Uprisers.World is its own personality and when people resonate with our business, that is when they show their support. We want to use our talents and skills in order to help other brands and communities succeed. With Uprisers.World our community has access to design + merchandise, event production, content creation, digital marketing and so on.