Thank You is a brand that sprouted from the concept of gratitude, and everything they do revolves around showing love and giving back to the people that surround them. They create streetwear and lifestyle clothing as part of their umbrella store, called the Thank You Gift Shop. Located in Malolos, Bulacan, the store showcases multiple brands and artists, selling stuff that ranges from coats to cookies. The products hail mostly from their hometown in Malolos, Bulacan, a province in the north of the Philippines, but they also feature artists from cities across the Philippines like Cebu and Cavite.
But no one is more important than their immediate family, and the brand revolves heavily around their daughter. It’s run by the married couple Alden and Mira Mallo, and they named their primary icon (a silhouette of a young girl bowing, as if politely saying “thank you”) Bliss after their child: “Gusto namin alam ng anak namin na family oriented yung brand namin, and ma-feel niya na para sakanya talaga to.” (“We want our daughter to know that our brand is family oriented, and we want her to feel that’s this concept is really dedicated to her.”)
This Friday, July 6, they’ll be bringing their broader family to Manila for an event highlighting artists from Malolos, Manila, and Cebu City to Cubao Expo. Called Influence Your City Vol 2, its purpose is to encourage art communities outside of major cities to showcase their skills in Metro Manila. They don’t charge the included artists a fee, and they even give them Thank You shirts to paint on and sell, with all the profits going to the artist. There will also be live printing sessions; providing screens, shirts, and water-based paint for participants, all guided by the steady hands of co-owner Mira. “Parang ang bilis ng lahat, nagugulat nalang kami na marami palang interasado samin. Sobrang thank you talaga. Thankful kami.” (“It feels all so fast, we’re very surprised that people are taking an interest in us. We always just say thank you, we’re very thankful.”)