4 Local T-Shirt Brands You Can Buy From As Gifts

Holidays or not, these local T-shirt brands are worth checking out as gift ideas or simply buying them for yourselves!

T-shirts are one of the staple items everyone including parents should have. A simple t-shirt can work as casual wear or formal wear, depending on the accessory or the outfit we’re going for. These upcoming brands have been making waves on social media and if you’re on the lookout for gift ideas, why not support small businesses? Here are some local t-shirt brands to buy from.


GRITee is a local t-shirt brand established by friends Moks Gonzales and John Israel Pascual. The two friends created the brand based on their friends’ stories and the challenges they’ve gone through because of the pandemic. Encouraged by their friends, Moks and John started the line with statement shirts such as “Keep Pushing,” “Go With Your Gut,” “Stronger,” and “Love Wins” as part of their line for Pride Month.

The brand has also launched a dry fit collection and most recently a mompreneur series in collaboration with IC Mendoza.

You can check out GRITee on Instagram, Lazada, or Shopee.


Terver is a t-shirt line launched in early 2021 by fashion designer Bessie Besana. The shirts come in six styles and different colors.

Check out Terver on Instagram, Lazada, or their website.


Evry, according to its Instagram bio prides itself as “the only shirt worth wearing everyday, letting you focus more on doing what you’re meant to.” The shirt is made of FLO fabric, which stretches while still durable or anti-wrinkle.

Aside from t-shirts, they also have polo-style tees. Check out their website and Instagram for details.

Ninetees PH

Ninetees is a local t-shirt brand that caters to the modern Filipina. It’s statement t-shirts such as “There is No Path I Cannot Take” has been worn by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. Another statement t-shirt, “Love Your Proud Morena” encourage Filipina morenas to embrace the color of their skin.

For more details about Ninetees PH, check them out on their Instagram.

Support local T-shirt brands this Christmas!

As businesses try to recover from the pandemic, let’s support them by buying local t-shirt brands. We loved big brands when it comes to clothes. But supporting our own doesn’t just help the businesses. It helps employers pay their employees so they can feed their families and have a wonderful Christmas.

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