"We are a small and talented team, designing, making, packing and shipping each and every Moop bag."
Moop designs and manufactures handcrafted bags at its downtown Pittsburgh studio storefront. Driven by a desire to find well made, everyday goods, Wendy Downs founded Moop in 2007. Her motivation was a failed experiment in making her own clothing, and that simple sewing mistake turned into Moop’s now signature Market Bag. Wendy believes in quality, integrity, and equity in manufacturing. For her company, Moop exemplifies these principals, producing a collection of durable, handcrafted bags.
Product design and integrity remain essential to Moop’s success and reputation. Wendy continues to oversee the design and production of Moop’s bags. As with the very first Market Bag, her designs admittedly originate with a little trial and error. With a small team in her Pittsburgh studio, Wendy develops the pattern and construction for each bag, ensuring utility and durability. Using quality materials from time tested manufacturers to ensure longevity, Moop’s bags are carefully measured and made, from bolt of fabric to the final stitch.
Applying the same principles that inspired her business, Wendy showcases Moop’s products alongside those of other craft producers at her Pittsburgh storefront. Having worked hard to establish a business always looking to improve and grow, Wendy helps foster similar success throughout the city’s growing entrepreneurial maker community.