⚘ hi, i'm melanie...

My story begins in our old kitchen apartment with red onion skins and new roles of motherhood. With nothing but passion, healing, and a dream my business was born. I am a self-taught designer, natural dyer, and founder of Modest Transitions. After giving birth, I found a meditative connection with design and textile art, that helped me cope with postpartum depression.

Lukewarm dye baths and aromatic scents of eucalyptus, lavender, and chamomile empowered me to find my inner child. I would create natural watercolor with sunflowers, roses and hibiscus that would spark my younger days in my mother's garden. Dye bath spills in my small kitchen reminded me of rainy days when I could jump in the puddles with my pink rain boots. The beauty of capturing eco-prints on fabric highlighted the beauty of life. And within those moments, I knew I was healed. Color was my medicine.

Our online shop expanded to a brick + mortar in late February of 2022. As a fellow "maker" creating a space of warmth, safety and inclusion to share creative knowledge, drive inspiration amongst people and gather in unison to celebrate each other is what community is all about!

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inspired by nature

Modest Transitions is a line of naturally dyed and handcrafted apparel inspired by natures beauty and a conscious future. At Modest Transitions, we aim to empower people through conscious garments, beauty and inclusion, while respecting Mother Earth. From sourcing fabrics and materials with integrity, to creating baths of natural dyes-our products help eliminate toxic waste; while creating timeless, aesthetically pleasing wearable art.

Name meaning:

Modest Transitions, the reflection of a woman's embrace and transition to a
modest, peaceful, and conscious lifestyle, while sharing creative knowledge and
empowering a divided community.