Who We Are
MODEFYwear is a game changer in the fashion world, reaching the fastest growing female population in the athletic, medical, communications, and technology sectors in the global market – women who dress in traditional garments (mainly Muslim, observant Jewish, and Indian women) and/or modestly for athletics. Our products allow women to embrace their heritage in fashion without making sacrifices. We have enhanced the most popular women’s garments within traditional, religious and cultural apparel that are everyday wear and made them more functional for our current digital era. To date, we have secured a patent for a re-design of the hijab that allows the wearer to actively engage in modern technology such as the cellphone, personal music gadgets, hearing aids, Bluetooth, stethoscope and more without changing the integrity of the hijab. We have incorporated pockets and tech-wearable compartments in our skirts and kurtas. Our designs all abide by various religious suggestions of covering arms above the elbows and legs below the knees.
MODEFYwear was founded by Melissa Scott, a 20 year veteran of the Olympic movement and has been deaf since birth. While working for the Olympics and having to travel to places where a hijab is a cultural norm, Melissa had a hard time wearing one over her hearing aids as the fabric made her aids whistle and block the flow of sound. Thinking she couldn’t be the only deaf person in all the Middle East, Melissa set out to design a hijab for herself and to share with deaf hijab-wearing woman. At the same time, many hijabi athletes were interested in Melissa’s hijab design as it made long hours of training more comfortable with ear holes, interior pockets, and ear band for glasses and Airpods. From there, Melissa’s life long career trajectory in creating an equal playing field for ALL women came to a pivot point and MODEFYwear was born.
Making An Impact
MODEFYwear has been recognized with the following awards:
Winner - Inc. Magazine 2018 Small but Mighty Award
Winner - She Tank
investors include Cat Cora, celebrity chef; Nicole Ehrlich, music producer; Cat Curry-Williams, founder of Shane's Inspiration; Kym Gold, True Religion Jeans founder
Winner - CSUDH Social Entrepreneur
Finalist - Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC) Pitchfest
Recipient - Los Angeles Jewish Vocational Services Womentoring Program