Homegrown brands

Posted by Angie 10/07/2019 0 Comment(s)

It’s no secret that we here at El Print are OBSESSED with T-shirts. A T-shirt is a wardrobe must-have – simply choose to pair it with denim jeans and boots for a casual look or switch things up with a blazer for a look suitable for the office. 


Well you get the idea; a T-shirt is a versatile piece of clothing. But if you’re looking to expand or spruce up your collection of T-shirts to reflect your quirky personality (cause, why not?), look no further as we’ve rounded up three homegrown brands offering super comfy tees with tongue-in-cheek slogans that’s sure to make you stand out from the crowd.




First on our list is Statement. Brainchild of Visa and Desmond, this duo aims to create statement-making T-shirts that spark conversations. Choose from a selection of commonly used colloquial terms that’s sure to tickle your funny bones or even familiar street signs you’ve seen all around Singapore. Also, be sure to check out some of their bestsellers such as the “bojio?” and “huat” T-shirts at prices that won’t break the bank. Plus, we think that this will be a great gift for a friend who appreciates all things funny. 





Ah yes, aren’t we all guilty for doing this once in a while? So, don’t be too tough on yourself and laugh it off with this t-shirt available in black and white. 

Image credit: Statement Tee






The next one on our list is sure to appeal to those who has a cheeky sense of humour. Wetteeshirt was launched with the intention to foster togetherness among fellow Singaporeans through shared childhood memories as a means to deepen our local culture.


Some of the brand’s notable designs include parody T-shirts of luxury fashion brands such as “Prada” and “Balmain” as part of its collaboration with Uncle Ahn T. While you’re at it, we suggest shopping for your little ones too. The brand offers a collection of adorable baby rompers and T-shirts for kids aged 1 – 6 years which you can match with your mini-mes!


Express your love for prata kosong with this black (also available in white) crew neck T-shirt as it takes on a punny (see what we did there?) twist on the popular luxury fashion brand “Prada”. 

Image credit: Wetteeshirt




The last but definitely not the least on our list is Naiise. Founded in 2013, Naiise offers a wide array of quirky finds (ranging from homeware to clothing) from designers all around the world as part of its purpose to make good designs accessible to more people. What’s more, the retailer dedicates a section of its site stocking up items from local designers, so you can find yourself browsing through pages of graphic T-shirts from brands such as Temasek Clothings, LOVE SG – and yes, you’ve guessed it – Statement and Wetteeshirt too. 



This grey T-shirt featuring names of yummy local dishes is actually making us salivate as we’re typing this…Jia lat we’re hungry liao.  

Image credit: Naiise