BossMamas We Love

June 1, 2018

We are kicking off our new series: “Bossmamas We Love” together with Ashley Melone and Danielle Walish from our latest nursing friendly fashion brand obsession Madri Collection



What was the inspiration behind your company? We weren’t finding any chic clothing that we could effortlessly nurse our daughters (Ava Rose, 17 months belonging to Ashley and Quinnah, 16 months belonging to Danielle) in. If we were having trouble, we knew other moms must be as well. The early postpartum months are challenging enough without having to worry about what to wear and we want to ease that for new moms while making them look and feel good. 

What did you do before starting Madri Collection? Ashley worked as a theater producer and Danielle as an interior designer. 

Your most proud moment? In unison: Becoming mothers! 

What is the most challenging thing about running your own business? It’s all a balancing act.

How has becoming a mother changed you? It has been the most humbling and rewarding experience of my life; going to bed and waking up much earlier than ever before, Being OK with imperfection as long as something is done with love. 

Where do you see Madri in 2023? As the go-to fashion destination for nursing and pumping moms to shop for clothes for every occasion; A place where our staff can bring their babies with them to work with childcare on site.

Where is your happy place? Italy, Sonoma and Martha’s Vineyard.

ell us about your typical Tuesday: What is typical about running a start-up with toddlers in tow?!!

Lastly, name your top three NYC restaurants: Lucali, Sant Ambroeus and Emporio – All Italian of course! 


Follow Madri collection on Instagram @madricollection