Local merch in the Philippines are some of the best in the world. Why, you ask? First of all, it’s homegrown. Second of all, it’s exactly the way WE (and by ‘we’, we mean YOU) want it!
Think about it, we usually buy merch to support the artists and characters we love—whether fictional or otherwise. And Local merch from the Philippines caters to our own very unique personality as Pinoys.
What do we mean by that? To further explain, we’ve listed some of our favorite local merch for you right here!
1. Linya Linya
Why we love them: Witty lines! Puns intended. And all that Filipino love.
What makes them different: *SEE PHOTOS BELOW* (Basically, they make memes and put it on merch!)
*all photos from LinyaLinya’s official Instagram page.
2. Nobody Clothing
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Past the kind compliments and the purchases,thank you for telling us how we can do better and for believing that we still can. Thank you for spending time with us at the gutter and at our shop, and making space for us at yours. Thank you for helping us pack the shirts that have made it to these different places. Thank you for supporting a bunch of nobodies. Each of our partner stores carry an exclusive Nobody catalog. Please check them out IRL ✌🏻️ #nobody #madebyabunchofnobodies
Why we love them: They’re just like us! i.e., “A bunch of nobodies.”
Where else did you hear from them: The first time we talked about them was at the Return to Shadowloo event in Route 196. And we’ve already fangirled waaayy too much about them there, and we suggest you check out that post by clicking here.
3. Team Manila
Why we love them: They’re like, the OG. At least for the ore mainstream merch.
How are they the OG: You must’ve seen the modern Rizal logo (above) before. And by now it’s iconic. Team Manila started getting known for this and their merch design. And now they’ve even branched out to a full-blown graphic design studio.
4. The Perfect White Shirt
Why we love them: They’re not just shirts, notebooks, and your usual merch—they’re everything.
What do you mean by everything: Sure, they’re called ‘The Perfect White Shirt’, but that’s not the only thing you’ll find when you visit one of their locations. Need a Harry Potter wand? They got it. Need a hoodie that marls you as a SouthSide Serpent, check! A Star Wars Jedi robe? They’ve got you. Need a flag for your room to mark yourself a Lannister? Yep, they have that too. EVERYTHING.
We love local merch from the Philippines because these guys know who we are. They know just what Filipinos want on their shirts, in their rooms, and everywhere in between. And we’re super glad that all these brands are helping us express ourselves through our favorite things!