10 Homegrown Brands with Cool Pins and Patches
A cool way to add personality to your looks!
(SPOT.ph) Look around you. We're practically back in the '90s, minus the pencil-thin eyebrows! Brown lipstick, chokers, off-the-shoulder tops, the T-shirt under a slip dress trend, denim-everything—the year 2016 is really the '90s sartorial revival. And because it looks like denim is going to be a wardrobe mainstay, dress yours up with trendy pins and patches so you can easily stand out from the crowd! We round up 10 homegrown brands where you can score fun and unique pins and patches that will add personality to your OOTDs.
Get ready to take a trip down memory lane. COUCH creates handmade pins inspired by '90s and pop culture! From your cool '90s gadgets to your favorite Pinoy love teams (can you spot Marvin and Jolens?), you're in for a major throwback. The handmade pins are P200 each. They alse have stickers, patches, pouches, and more!
Polly Patch (@pollypatch)
This brand creates spunky patches inspired by some of the coolest girls in the history of pop culture. From Regina George to Mia Wallace, Margot Tenembaum to Clementine Kruczynski, you'll definitely want these heart patches on your denim jacket (or even the back pocket of your jeans!). They even have one that's inspired by The Parent Trap! You can score the patches for P200 each.
Tang Enamel Co. (@pin_oy)
Judging from the brand's name, you can already tell that they've got witty things in store. This homegrown brand creates pins that will make you say "same!" Their themes ranges from relatable hugot to pop culture to random things that celebrate the ordinary (see "Best in Something" pin). Tang Enamel Co. pins are priced at P350.
Love puns? This homegrown brand creates some of the punniest patches ever. Not only will it make your topper look pretty—it'll make you and other people laugh, too. We're loving the "Taba Ko (pero hot parin ako)" patch! Each patch is P250. Pundesal also creates witty stickers, shirts, caps, and more.
Pointy Little Things (@pointylittlethings)
Pointy Little Things may just be just starting out but their pins are already selling like hotcakes and it's easy to see why. A pizza slice, a unicorn-slash-dog-slash-mermaid, a spaceman, a gumball machine—who could resist these adorable designs? Their pins range from P320 to P350 each.
Fine Time Studios (@finetimestudios)
At first glance, these look like your regular patches. But when you pay attention to the details, each piece is very tongue-in-cheek! The have a huge collection of witty patches that are perfect if you want to give your denim jacket a retro overhaul. You can score them for P200 each! Fine Time Studios also has awesome stickers and amusing tees (they even have a super cool Barb shirt).
Sha Erandio (@shaerandio)
Graphic designer and illustrator Sha Erandio does her own take on the trend. She creates random pin designs like pugs, Game Boys, a controller, and even a sunny side up egg! These aren't your ordinary pins, though. They make use of watercolor, giving each piece an artsy charm.
Cool Girls Club (@coolgirlsclub_ph)
Cool Girls Club features quirky and girl-positive designs for their patches, so if you ever find yourself in need of motivation, just sew these pretty patches on everything you own! They also have emoji-inspired patches to match your every mood. Their patches range from P200 to P350.
From Harry Styles to pizza (and even sushi!), who could resist these adorable pins from Hopskotch? Each pin is P150. What makes this homegrown brand different from the rest is that for every pin purchase, P10 goes to a school supplies fund for Filipino kids. Talk about shopping with a purpose!
Spice up your favorite fashion pieces with these fun patches from Bleakstatic! You can even send them designs and they can customize one for you. Each one will definitely add personality to your looks! Patches range from P90 to P150.