Cabana Life, founded by Melissa Papock, combines fashion with function by offering stylish clothing with 50+ UV protection through patented SkinSafe™ Technology. The collection offers a variety of beach-essentials including bathing suits, hats, cover-ups, tunics, shirts, and pants for boys, girls, and women. These “beach club chic” styles have garnered a celebrity following that includes Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and more.
Cabana Life was founded by Melissa Papock who worked as a merchandising expert for top fashion and beauty magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Allure, Marie Claire, Self, Seventeen, and O (The Oprah Magazine).
However, after being diagnosed with a malignant melanoma at age 26, the deadliest form of skin cancer, she discovered the importance of sun protective clothing.
Sun protective clothing is only helpful if you wear it, and I realized there was a need to develop STYLISH, UPF clothing. So with the help of my loving husband (who also battled skin cancer), we formed Cabana Life. Our growing family (three VERY fair kids) has helped further fuel our desire to protect and educate children and parents alike.
The company strives to increase skin cancer education through numerous strategic partnerships with non-profit organizations such as Huntsman Cancer Institute, The Skin Cancer Foundation, Women’s Dermatologic Society, Shade Foundation, and many others.