It all began in April 2020 during the challenging times of the Covid pandemic. Despite the difficulties and frustrations brought about by the lockdowns, we were determined to spread hope and positivity. Not only did we want to lift the spirits of others, but we also wanted to find inspiration within ourselves to overcome the obstacles they faced.

As a marketing graduate, Michael was well-versed in the concept that brands are a reflection of our individuality. He envisioned a line of shirts that would serve as a source of inspiration, empowering people to rise above any obstacles and difficulties in their lives.

We quickly understood that overcoming challenges is a collective effort, and people cannot do it alone. They need support from their community. And with that realisation, our motto of “together we rise” was born.

Soon thereafter, we recognised the significant impact sports have in inspiring individuals to rise above challenges. Being South Africans, we have a unique appreciation for this concept, having witnessed the influence of Nelson Mandela firsthand.

Nelson Mandela once said:

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”

Sport has the power to inspire people to rise!




Connecting through a shared love of sports.


RESPECT – respect the game, respect the opposition.

PERSEVERANCE – Never give up, never give in.

INTEGRITY – Character triumphs over talent.

EMPATHY – Let someone else praise our virtues.

LEGACY – Your role is to leave the jersey in a better place.

FUN – Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Welcome to Rise, where determination meets style. We are not just a sports apparel brand; we are a symbol of unwavering resilience and relentless ambition. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to inspiring individuals to never give up and never give in.

At Rise, we believe that greatness is not achieved through talent alone, but through the burning desire to push beyond one’s limits. We celebrate the warriors, the dreamers, and the believers who refuse to be defined by their circumstances. We understand that life can be challenging, filled with obstacles and setbacks, but it is in these moments that true champions are born.

Our apparel is not just fabric and stitches; it’s a representation of your indomitable spirit. We meticulously craft each garment, ensuring that it not only performs at the highest level but also embodies the mindset of resilience. Every stitch tells a story of overcoming adversity, every seam represents the strength required to rise above challenges.

What truly sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to our community. We go beyond being a brand; we are a movement that brings people together, united by the shared belief that no obstacle is insurmountable. Through our collaborations and partnerships, we provide a platform for athletes, adventurers, and everyday heroes to share their stories of triumph, inspiring others to chase their own dreams.

We understand that inspiration comes in many forms. That’s why our designs are not just aesthetically pleasing but also thoughtfully crafted to ignite that spark within you. Whether it’s a powerful slogan, a striking visual, or an intricate pattern, each element is intentionally designed to fuel your inner fire, reminding you of your potential.

When you wear Rise, you are not just wearing a piece of apparel; you are donning a symbol of resilience, determination, and the unwavering belief that success is within your reach. Join our movement, be part of something greater, and let us inspire you to rise above and achieve greatness. Together, we can conquer any challenge and rewrite the limits of what is possible.