The Story

The Beginning

My name is Levi Ras and I have been a part time independent artist ever since I decided to share my art with the world.

The story started back in 2017 when I was struggling to find satisfactions in my office job. Luckily I had been making art in the evenings for as long as I can remember. So that is when EMPWEAR started. During the day I am still doing a normal part time job, but when night falls I try to transform myself into an inspired designer.

Aside from just designing the prints for fashion items, I also want to show the world all the different types of art that I have been making for the last years. EMPWEAR is also the platform where I want to inspire the world with the message of my art and share my work.

What is my art about?

The basis of my art is always a subject that is very close to my heart. I use images such as vintage motorcycles, architecture and tigers to communicate my belief. And what exactly is that?

“Absolutely Fearless”

If there is one single message that I try to put into every single piece that is created, it is this. Be absolute fearless. I think it is fair to say that everyone has ever fell victim to the phenomenon of fear. Now that is not necessarily a bad thing, but we live in a time where people can and will use the concept of fear against us. To make us behave in a particular pattern or even make us forget who we really are.

When people look at my designs, be it on a shirt, jacket, print or canvas, I hope they will see messages of courage and vigor in their hearts. Fear is a bad concealer and we should all try to keep true to ourselves and be aware that the use of fear and anxiety against the interest of others can never be justified.

Ethical Manufacturing & Sustainability         

We produce all of our products accordance with the Fair Wear Foundation guidelines. This is important, because we want to take a stance against the widespread, unjust labour practices in the fashion and streetwear industry.

We avoid unnecessary use of plastic packaging for shipping. Instead, we reduce our ecological footprint by using recycled materials. 

Our clothes can take a beating and are thoroughly checked before approval.  A cold wash on eco-mode and drying outdoors is a perfect way to remain environmentally friendly. Even after your purchase.