What is "REVO?"

REVO (ree-voh), short for "revolution," started as a grassroots movement aiming to help spread awareness about social injustice by utilizing art and creativity. It was a movement based solely on the concept of love, and to inspire individuals that no one is too small to make a difference; to start a REVOlution.

REVO was founded by Nina Brav Hans from Hilo, Hawaiʻi. REVO Hilo hosted the first REVO event in 2007, featuring a fashion, music, and art show, to raise funds for The Grace of God Orphanage in Malawi, Africa. Many friends of Nina were so touched by what she had started, that they were inspired to form branches in their home states. Over a dozen branches formed across the U.S., with a handful forming in different countries as well. Two years later, Janice Gaspar, a friend of Nina, as well as the graphic and web designer for REVO, was inspired to form a branch on Oʻahu.

Over the years, the branches have since become inactive. But Janice wasn't done with it yet—the entire concept of REVO is something she always dreamed to be a part of. From 2009-2019, REVO Oʻahu continued the mission as a philanthropy business—creating merchandise and putting together fundraisers—to support non-profit organizations. Today, the same mission continues by utilizing the power of social media to bring awareness and support for various causes.