About Helen Gordon
I’m a British designer, product developer and Mum. Inspired by my children to design again I have produced a collection of retro inspired ethnic and organic children’s clothing, including nightwear and dresses,accessories, stationery and interior products. My designs have been influenced by my passion for children’s vintage stories/ illustrations, and Scandinavian folk patterns and I love experimenting with colour combinations and classic styles. My designs are timeless and non trend led and are pieces to be treasured.
I trained and worked as a textile designer for ten years and then worked as a Buyer developing ranges for such retailers as House of Fraser. It was always my ambition to set up my own business developing my own products and after my third child was born I started painting again. I produced a series of designs inspired by fairytales and produced my first collection that was exhibited at a major trade fair. My collection proved popular particularly the childrenswear, pyjamas and dresses. I concentrated on developing the children’s side of the business and started to receive many requests for baby wear. I have now diversified and have a range of organic babywear and accessories to complement the rest of the range.
I paint all my prints by hand in my studio in rural Oxfordshire where I live with my sculptor husband, and three children.
As a mother of three, I really understand the value of quality and producing classic practical clothing that has longevity. I work closely with a local seamstress in the village to produce initial samples before they are sent to the factory ready for production.
I am passionate about supporting UK manufacture and use various specialist factories to produce my collection. My baby wear is manufactured in the Midlands, nightwear in Anglesey and stationery in Kent using the highest quality materials.
Synthetic fabrics are never used, only the best 100% cotton. I have now introduced my first organic range using cotton that is GOTS certified, free from pesticides and artificial fertilisers.
My collection can be found in stockists both in the UK and internationally and I am often found exhibiting at boutique markets and various lifestyle and trade fairs around the UK. Keen to grow my reputation as a designer I have just starto take on commissions and so please email me if you would like something specific producing.