mmb by hand
Melissa Beauchamp, mom, wife, gardener, sewer, and lover of all things "green", started mmb by hand in 2015. Weaving together her passions for sewing and sourcing eco-friendly goods, she incorporates a retro, fun, mid-century style into her creations. Melissa’s exclusive use of organic fabrics makes her products eco-friendly and sustainable, and she loves making products that are modern, useful and functional as well as eye-catching and beautiful. Melissa strives to make as little waste as possible, so she’s constantly creating items that make use of excess materials from other products. The goal is full-circle creation!
Having been the co-owner of an organic food co-op that operated in Savannah for many years providing fresh, organic food to our community and supporting many small farmers in the area, Melissa is very passionate about supporting small businesses, our community, and living a sustainable lifestyle.
three things i can't live without
A good book, my running shoes, and podcasts!
you'd never guess that
I’m also a track coach! I ran in high school and college and now get to share my passion with a great bunch of kids.
i'm thankful for
My beautiful family. My 12-year-old twins and my husband are my biggest supporters and cheerleaders (and occasional photographers, booth manners, check out clerks…)
my next venture is
I’m working on a cork dopp kit that I hope to have ready to go soon. I’m constantly thinking about new items to create…I just need more hours in the day!
i started my business because
After making my kids Halloween costumes when they were five – Super Mario Brothers! My mom sewed when I was growing up, so I knew basic skills, but sewing those costumes really ignited my passion. I spent the next few years learning and sewing clothes and accessories for my family and then eventually decided to turn this thing into a business.
my personal motto is
Work hard and be kind.
What makes savannah for you?
Savannah is home for me – I grew up seeing the water, smelling the marsh, and going to the beach. Experiencing the city as an adult after being away for many years is truly a pleasure.