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. Today, REVO Oahu continues the mission as a philanthropy business—creating merchandise and putting together fundraisers—to support various causes, not only in Hawai'i, but all over the world.




REVO Oahu

We are a group of passionate and hopeful individuals who believe that every single person has the potential to make a positive impact in this world. We believe that all it takes is simply challenging yourself to use your skills and talents for something good; something greater than yourself.

Each year, we put together at least 1 fundraiser to benefit a specific cause. Through the sales of our apparel and accessories line, Long Live Aloha, we are able to collaborate with other local creatives and fund various benefit projects.

This small philanthropy business is solely run by volunteers. None of our team members pocket a single cent—we do this simply for the love! We do not accept donations from the public, as we are not a non-profit organization, but by purchasing our merchandise, you are helping to sustain REVO Oahu and are allowing us to continue our mission. Thank you to all of our friends, families, and amazing supporters for having hope in our efforts!

Change doesn't always have to start with a grand gesture. Sometimes, all you have to do is take a second to show your support for a good cause.


#LongLiveAloha





Meet the Team


Janice Gaspar | @heyjahnice
Owner & Graphic Designer
Janice is a self-taught graphic and web designer, born and raised on the island of Oahu. She loves gardening, animals, coffee, zombies, and has an odd obsession with organizing. If you know Monica Geller and Lorelai Gilmore, well then...you pretty much know Janice. (janicegaspar.com)


Janel Laporga | @adorned.nest
Art Director
Janel is an artist where she finds inspiration from the beauty of people to nature. She believes: "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's agrace in its various forms." (1 Peter 4:10 NIV) She takes joy in typography, home improvement shows, vintage shops, museums, bookstores, and a great cup of coffee or tea! (adornednest.com)


Cristalyne Pudiquet | @x_talyne
Contributor
I am an Educator who loves music, coffee, ice, cream, elephants and traveling! I owe all that I am to God, my family and friends.



Chris Andres | @andreschris27
Street Team & Promoter
Chris is an educator and athletic coach who strives to motivate our younger generation to succeed in their personal endeavors. He finds solace in the ocean, joy in being physically active, and fulfillment in anything that keeps him intellectually stimulated.


Jaymi Britten | @brittenphoto
Photo Contributor
Jaymi is a photographer born and raised on Oahu, specializing in portraiture and documentary photography. She has produced imagery for Pacific Ink and Art Expo, Maria Kang Fitness, True Religion, San Lorenzo Bikinis, and more.
(brittenphoto.com)


Jacie Katsuda | @jaciekatsusauce
Contributor
Jacie is an odd soul that loves "gitting it done." She has a passion for causes bigger than her self and connecting people from all walks of life. Things that brighten her day are clean eats, a good read, and a fine cup 'a tea.