Support The Park's Finest a core part of our community!
We’ve missed hanging out together as a community. The COVID-19 crisis has been hard on many fronts for all of us. As we traversed and adjusted to the current situation, we also make efforts and strides to keep the most positive and impactful components of the past moving forward. This includes protecting our elders, encouraging and supporting the drive and initiative of the youth, and maintaining our space that can provide safety, support, and comfort for our neighborhood and the greater community.
We’re excited to announce that @Vans is lending a hand during these challenging times. As one of the small business partners for the Vans Foot the Bill Program, we designed a shoe with @MabuhayMassive, a family-operated design team that loves to skate and draw together.
Our intergenerational, collaborative design with Mabuhay Massive embraces and personifies The Park’s Finest style, values, and culture. Drawing inspiration from an Ilokano textile motif, the diamonds depict the watchful and protective eyes of the ancestors behind messages of “ingat” (take care) and “serve the people” with a range of characters that make up and build community. The anting-anting in the Philippines are talismans that provide protection for the wearer. The shoes carry images, phrases, and symbols that convey care and protection coupled with LA visuals that exemplify the spirit of The Park’s Finest.
For every #VansCustoms shoe purchased with our design in this limited release of 500 pairs, the net proceeds support us in continuing the Feed the Frontliners Project to provide hot catered meals to LA County healthcare workers during this painstaking time.
Thank you, Vans and Steve Van Doren, for the opportunity and for your example of a Southern California family institution that’s looking out for us independent, small businesses.
Visit the link in our bio for our exclusive release with Vans.
#vans #vanscustoms #theparksfinest #tpf #mabuhaymassive #buildcommunity #servethepeople #love #losangeles #historicfilipinotown #ptown #dtla #echopark #southerncalifornia #longbeach #philippines #smokemeateveryday #lovelocal #feedthefrontliners #feedthefrontlinersproject