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We are Robert and Melissa, childhood sweethearts and aspiring urban homesteaders in the “City of Trees” [Sacramento, California]. We make eco-wedding accessories in our shop, GeauxMelange: Eco-Chic, using premium recycled textiles and eco-conscious production methods.

We have always been driven by creativity. Melissa learned sewing through her grandmother and mother, and has always had an innate knack for planning and business. Robert grew up in a large, creative family and has a degree in landscape architecture from UC Davis. He has always been technically adept, with a delicate insight for understanding form and design. Together, we have gleaned from these experiences and chose to embark on a journey of independent fulfillment by sharing our products with others on the most important day of their lives.

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  • Joined August 10, 2011

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Cotton, Linen, Duckcloth, Twill, Lace, Tweed, Paper, Burlap, Watercolors, Muslin, Jute

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About

We are Robert and Melissa, childhood sweethearts and aspiring urban homesteaders in the “City of Trees” [Sacramento, California]. We make eco-wedding accessories in our shop, GeauxMelange: Eco-Chic, using premium recycled textiles and eco-conscious production methods.

We have always been driven by creativity. Melissa learned sewing through her grandmother and mother, and has always had an innate knack for planning and business. Robert grew up in a large, creative family and has a degree in landscape architecture from UC Davis. He has always been technically adept, with a delicate insight for understanding form and design. Together, we have gleaned from these experiences and chose to embark on a journey of independent fulfillment by sharing our products with others on the most important day of their lives.

Our process is inspired by finding beauty within the confines of a budget and limited resources. We aim to decrease the carbon footprint embedded in our process and the products we offer by collecting recycled or previously loved materials and carefully selecting the best methods of purchasing, transporting and fabricating the elements use.

We are inspired by raw, organic and textured materials, which are reflected in our earthy clutch and ring-bearer pillow collections. Our natural products are made from recycled linen, grainy burlap, charmeuse satin, and cotton muslin blends – all the lightweight fabrics we love to see together that make classic and flattering combinations when paired together. The result demonstrates that beauty can be found in self-reflection and the resources around us.

As recent newlyweds ourselves, we understand the immense details and considerations involved in planning a wedding. GeauxMelange creates affordable and meaningful items that are universal, timeless and have little impact on the environment.

Our favorite thing to hear from a customer is their excitement about their purchase of one of our ecologically responsible and economically friendly products as gifts for their wedding party. With these gifts, you’re not only doing something valuable for yourselves and your guests, you’re also preserving the environment.

We couldn’t be more grateful for the outlet that Etsy has provided for our creativity. Etsy’s generosity in providing the tools and resources to make shops productive, has given us the ability to grow a craft into a full-time business for two. In these uncertain economic times, we’ve made new friendships with like-minded people, and found camaraderie in the revived entrepreneurial movement. Through this amazing journey, we have been appreciative of spending more quality time together, enjoying our abundant garden, and raising a small flock of backyard chickens. We have many exciting plans ahead, and look forward to sharing them with the world.

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