Meet the Makers: Robylei & Melden of Harpoon

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Meet the Makers, News | No Comments

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What do you make? How did you get into it?
We make softgoods such as bags, shirts and caps that are a direct reflection of our lifestyle and experiences

Are you a full-time crafter? If not, what is your day job?
No, Melden is an Art Director and Roby is the Operations Manger for Zalora Philippines.

What motivates you in pursuing this business?
Our love for fashion, surfing, skateboarding and travel.


What are some of the challenges of maintaining an independent label such as yours?
Being limited to available sources, you really have to be innovative in order to succeed.

What’s a new skill–craft or business–that you’d like to learn?

What’s your most recent ¬†business milestone?
Knowing that people highly anticipate your products.

pack 'n tote

Their new Pack ‘n Tote!

What is your favorite lesson in your experience of your business?
Dealing and communicating with different people.

What craft business advice can you share with other aspiring entrepreneurs?
From our favorite quote by George Elliot, “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

Um, if you were a craft tool, what would you be? And why?
A pair of scissors.


Harpoon Co. snapbacks.

What can we expect to see from you guys at the upcoming Maker’s Market?
Pack ‘n Tote back in stock: new design, same craftmanship.

Where else can we find your work?
We are available in Zalora Marketplace and 98b Saturday Market

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