local-brands

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My brand is finally here!! I make art and apparel designed to celebrate, empower, and uplift women of color from all walks of life. Please help support my movement. Tell all your friends, tell them to tell their friends!! Help me share it with the world, we deserve to take up space, and be loved and celebrated everyday!! Shop here.

Bram Robinson partnered with the family owned factory to develop high quality “Made in America” menswear accessories. The brand was born to reflect the fact that American manufacturing is still out there, the same manufacturing from decades ago that is both at a standard that very few countries can match, but also affordable. 

Pictured above Ragg Wool Fingerless Gloves made out of wool and USA ragg nylon available at Upstate Stock for $28 USD.

Photographer Silas Lee/HYPEBEAST 

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Your Local Studio    |    http://yourlocalstudio.dk

“Your Local Studio helped conceptualize and design the new identity for the MIX Copenhagen LGBT Film Festival. The aim is to effectively communicate with and reach all potential audiences in a way that truly reflects the festival’s uniqueness.

The grid is inspired by a movie strip and is used across all promotional material – from print to digital. We used long exposure photography to simulate the motion blur of a movie strip, and at the same time illustrate the overlap of, or blurred lines between gender, identity and sexual orientation.”

Your Local Studio is a Copenhagen based studio. They work with design in any form and believe that no solution by rule is limited to a single medium. Devoted to play and challenge, they create visual stories that improve surroundings. Design is more than just a visual experience.

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Hi Friends, my brand is steadily expanding. I’m a small business owner hoping to share my art with the masses one step at a time…I now have lots of fun products, and it’s steadily growing, all in an effort to show more positive representation for women of color everywhere from all over the globe! I currently have lined notebooks, buttons, pocket mirrors, desktop re-usable 2015 calendars that start this August 2014, wristlets, and clutches, and totes available for ordering, just message me here for details.  Please share and help spread the word about my art. We deserve to take up space, be celebrated, and empowered!! 

Little Ms. Aprill

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like there’s a big ‘battle’ between these two local clothing brands.

Penshoppe and Bench are both bringing in a lot foreign stars to endorse their respective stores. Of course no one’s complaining–especially their fans here–but it makes me wonder: is this the new trend? To sign foreign people up as product endorsers in our very own local brands? 

The evening news is buzzing with reports of this foreign star and this Hollywood celeb coming into the country. I am thrilled, for the most part, but a part of me is a bit disappointed, though. The other day, my cousin and I passed by a Bench store, and she stopped in her tracks. ’Uy, si Bruno Mars! Sosyal ng Bench, ah.“ I smiled, and told her, ”Uso eh.“ At the back of my mind, I was thinking, what happened to the good old days of stopping by a Bench store window to gawk at an 8-feet-tall poster of Gerald Anderson? 

I suppose this is one way of showing others that Penshoppe and Bench are expanding and becoming well known not only locally, but internationally as well. And that’s a good thing. But what happened to being makabayan? Aren’t our local celebs good enough to endorse our local brands?

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Parallel Studio / Mexico

Branding for a local Bistro · Bar

Post. is a bistro dedicated to provide a food experience at a fair price. Our job was to create a trustable, concept look and feel and graphic identity. The logotype is composed by a simple, yet beautiful typeface, and a relatable logomark that communicates quality. We generated stamps simulating the ones of a local traditional post office. Inspired by traditional postal services, we created a simple and affordable packaging system for take away services. We also collaborated with TJA (Taller Jímenez Álvarez) in the concept for the interior architecture in order to create a full experience in and outside the shop.

Check out seethestarsablaze and my new clothing brand FLAVNT Streetwear! We have 2 clean tees in stock right now but there will be plenty more to come, so help spread the word and put us out there.

http://www.flavnt.storenvy.com