Helon Melon has been working with textiles in cape town south Africa for the past 16 years and has become an established brand both locally and abroad. Textiles are what this business and Helon Gibbs is all about. Al fabrics are sourced locally and then translated into both home wear and garments. There is a great following as people become aware of shopping for and supporting locally manufactured goods.
All garments are fresh, functional and extremely comfortable. Fabrics are always natural and to make a statement, Helon Melon always uses texture opposed to colours and patterns either woven or printed.
Helon Melon started by only manufacturing home wear products like duvet covers and scatter cushions and then saw a need for locally manufactured garments, jewellery, bags and a whole lot more. She has now been manufacturing garments for the past 15 years. The garment side of the business has adopted the same natural and neutral design elements as the home wear and has been recognized in the industry by many of the other retailers as inspiration.
Helon Melon is also very proud to be associated with supporting children with AIDS and offers support to women living and working with AIDS.
“What good would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
“I love the idea that we all have the freedom to move forward now and we have realized that we have the strength to compete on whatever level we choose, it’s not necessarily fashion that drives me but the will to follow thought on expressing myself through my clothing lounge-wear sleep wear garments and bags. I am a lot more passionate about textiles than fashion per say”