uchi clothing

Bristol, England | 462 Sales


uchi clothing

Bristol, England 462 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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uchi clothing was born out of a desire to express the lifestyles, sciences and art that inspire us.

Growing up immersed in Hip hop culture, I've always believed that Hip Hop is more than the usual depiction of rap music, dance and graffiti, etc,. I wanted to create a brand that showed an intelligent and deeper understanding of the culture, and so, began uchi clothing. Originally it was to be called "house" clothing, but the name was quickly changed whilst I was working as a typesetter of Japanese manuals and learning the language. The Japanese word for home and family, "uchi", has a much deeper and cultural meaning, and represents a more universal concept of 'where someone belongs to'. It was exactly how I saw Hip Hop and so it was a perfect fit for the brand!

I like to consider uchi as a Hip Hop brand because the skills and dedication to master crafts and disciplines, and to be true and authentic when delivered, is Hip Hop. Whether it be music, science, mathematics or horology, this essence of Hip hop is why I do what I do, and how it is expressed.

Each T shirt design is a track, each collection is an album.

A great deal of time and thought goes into creating what I hope are timeless designs that'll still look good long after fashions change. There is a history and methodology behind what we do that sometimes may not be apparent at first (or second) glance. Like the old-school tune that still sounds good today, each T shirt is a classic track you'll never tire of wearing. Eventually, you may get one or two scratches on it, but only because you've played it too much!

peace, unity, love and have fun!

See more at http://uchi.co.uk

Shop members

  • michael langley


    A typesetter, graphic designer and web developer who loves creative direction, typography, comic books, tai chi, Hip Hop and music, amongst many other things.

  • Enjil the mathematician


    Enjil the mathematician is the more conscious and mellow side of uchi. He loves intricate patterns and attention to detail. You can find Enjil playing chess, meditating, practising tai chi and talking about science, philosophy and existence...

  • uchigothic


    The yang to uchi's Enjil the Mathematician. Uchigothic is unashamedly underground Hip Hop mixing his looser graphics and use of classic lyrics. Sometimes militant and dark, you can find him head nodding to the likes of Public Enemy and Wu Tang.

Production partners

  • Silk screen printing service for T shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies

    Bristol, England

    Screen One printers specialise in textile printing and limited edition art prints and have work closely with some of the UK’s leading designers and artists to produce extremely high quality screen prints.

  • Society6, manufacture, print and finish, duvet covers, pillows and rugs

    Santa Monica, CA

    Using only the highest quality materials Society6 assist in the manufacture of uchi products that are not shipped from the UK. This includes duvet covers, pillows, wall clocks, rugs, throws and some digital prints.

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