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.


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.