Welcome to our first post. This is where we elaborate more on our designs and our thoughts going into our design process.
As our tagline says, Anak Vintage is about finding out history about the past and putting utility and repurposing it in the future. You probably have wondered "Why is it called Vintage, they don't even sell vintage clothing" and you're right we don't (at least not yet). We can talk about how that translates with our process.
Our near future is up-cycling blank vintage shirts and then putting our designs on them so they're repurposed within our context which has always been our goal. But with that said our designs take inspiration from vintage designs and we repurpose it within our our context. Whether it be with our historical rap tees that people can ask "who's that" that spark conversation or our Calrose tee which iconography is iconic within the Filipino household, it's subtle symbolism that speaks on personal experience and storytelling. Also there's subtle cracking with each design so each design looks purposely distressed after the first wash too.
Now with our Climate Change Kills and why it exists. It's a double critique on both how climate change has drastically contributed to Typhoon Vamco and the other Typhoons ongoing in the Philippines and a twist on the tourist shirts found in the Philippines. You can probably see some similarities if you were to Google up "vintage Philippines T-Shirts" and see where we got the inspiration from.
It's one of the reasons why our inevitable transition into more economically sustainable models as the fashion industry is one of the largest contributors. From BBC: "The fashion industry accounts for about 10% of global carbon emissions, and nearly 20% of wastewater. And while the environmental impact of flying is now well known, fashion sucks up more energy than both aviation and shipping combined." That only scratches the surface of the problems caused by the United States and other first-world consumption and how that affects the Philippines and third-world countries as well.