Fishtown’s newest shop, Modest Transitions, is a space where people can tap into their creativity and heal through meditative making.
Melanie Hasan, the owner of the fiber arts and textile studio, designed it to be warm, welcoming, and full of good vibes.
“When you come in here, you are supposed to feel welcome and safe,” said Hasan. “You’re supposed to feel like you want to create. If you need a moment of meditation, you can do that here. This is the place of peace and healing.”
The Girard Avenue shop’s ambiance is colorful, yet calm. Everything is intentionally designed by the 32-year-old Philadelphia native.
It starts with the free little library outside of the storefront, where customers and passersby can grab seed packets to grow plants for natural fabric dyeing.
The inside of the store is covered with plants, eucalyptus, and dried lavender. On one side, yarn skeins, botanical ink, and textile-related books decorate the shelves. On the other, handmade garments, like slip dresses and tote bags, line the wall. There’s also fabric, sewing machines, embroidery hoops, and thread, along with a kitchen prepared for dyeing solutions.
It’s a creative haven.