Friday, November 29, 2013

Many Thanks!

Hello + Happy Thanksgiving!   

I am filled with gratitude this year.
We have had many life changing events happen.  Some were challenging to work through, others were exciting, and one was heartbreaking.  I believe that all of these have helped to make us stronger, added to our life experience and hopefully made us more in tune with the things that matter.  Moop is one of those things near and dear to my heart.  It is what I have devoted my days to for the last seven years.  Through the generous support and belief all of you have shown to me, I have been able to grow Moop from a project of one to an endeavor for many. In the past year we have grown from three people, to five.  As all of you help us spread the word about Moop, we are able to see slow and steady growth and create more meaningful jobs.  

The opportunity to build a career for myself has been so very exciting.  But, the opportunity to use Moop to create jobs for not just myself but, all those who have worked for Moop over the years is one of the most fulfilling things I have ever taken on.  

So, from me, Jessica, Gena, Drew, Jesse and Clyde (the kitty), we send you many many thanks.

In appreciation, we're having a sale from now through December 3rd. 

Use the code: MANYTHANKS for 10% off your entire order at

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of our US friends, wishing you a wonderful day.  
To everyone else, we wish the same.
much love,

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday Order Deadlines!

Happy Holidays!  Don't forget, every Moop bag is made, start to finish, in our Pittsburgh studio.  Please keep the above shipping deadlines in mind when placing your order.  

Orders to the domestic US ship via UPS Ground service. You have the option upon checkout to select 2nd Day, 3rd Day or Overnight should you need to.  

Orders to anywhere outside of the US ship via USPS International Priority Mail.  This generally takes 7-10 days in transit but, once a package leaves our studio it is out of our control as to when it arrives.  The earlier you place your order the better.

We're available in the studio for questions M,T,TH,F 8am-4:30pm.  Give us a call: 412-489-5477

Thanks again for supporting Moop this holiday season!

Much love,
Wendy, Jessica, Gena, Drew, Jesse and Clyde

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mark your calendars!

Hiya! We are super so much looking forward to Thanksgiving next week.  It is my most favorite holiday.  I have been spending the last few weeks planning our menu, perfecting the Thanksgiving cocktail, inviting friends and family and just looking forward to having those I love share this favorite day with me.  And, since we'll likely be pretty quiet next week, I wanted to let you know about a few upcoming events we have planned.  Also, be sure to join the mailing list for any other last minute announcements (wink wink).

First: We have watched Handmade Arcade grow and grow over the last 10 years so, we are super duper excited to be helping with that by sponsoring their amazing event on December 7th.  If you're in Pittsburgh, you should clear your day to spend Saturday, December 7th shopping the wares of talented makers from Pittsburgh and beyond.  We'll also be setting up a booth where you can buy our bags, enter our Handmade Arcade Giveaway and meet all of us!  It's going to be great fun.  I will be there with all of my amazing assistants so, definitely come by, say hello and pick up a Moop bag!

Second:  We are having our annual holiday Pop Up Shop in our studio on December 14th.  This is going to be the most fun.  We will have our entire collection available plus seconds, special editions and a bunch of smaller gift type items.  We'll also have cocktails and coffee and other small treats...!!  We really hope you'll come to our studio, see where your bags are made and spend the afternoon with us.

Third:  Have you heard about Makers Monday on December 2nd?  We are super excited that someone so influential as Shinola has started this trend.  While we rely greatly on sales during the holiday season in order to keep our tiny business in a position to keep on making and keep on creating jobs, we also don't like the hype and panic that Black Friday promotes.  We really really believe in giving thoughtful, well meaning gifts during this time of year (or anytime of the year).  For us, that means gifts that support other makers of super great things.  I've written about this before and I just want to reiterate it because it is a subject near and dear to my heart.  I have pledged to support small independent makers on Makers Monday and I hope you will, too.  I'm planning on posting a holiday gift guide of sorts over the course of the next week so you're prepared to find some amazing gifts for your friends and family on December 2nd.  The act of finding something special then giving it to someone I love brings me so much, I'm looking forward to sharing a few of those things with you!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Addams Family in technicolor

Thanks to Bust and FastCo, I saw this great image of the actual set from the Addams Family, taken by Richard Fish.   My photographic background makes me fully understand this set.  The show was filmed in black and white and in order to get the proper contrast and color separation, of course, making everything in shades of green, pink and yellow makes perfect sense!  It's like an analog version of cmyk.  I had never even thought to consider what colors the set might have been but, I love knowing this.

Weird timing, too - I just last week showed Parker a few episodes of the original show.  Her friends were making all sorts of Cousin It references and I felt it important to educate her on the subject.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


This is, hands down, the best customer photo we've ever received. 
We have these teensy little books that we mostly have around our studio (made by prinstragram) and they're filled with super fun photos of big Moop adventures in tiny book form. This little guy was lucky enough to receive one and is he adorable reading it! See our yellow Backpack on that page?!!
His name is Martin and he has a facebook page, which you should completely head on over and like.  This made my day.  Maybe even my whole week.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Moop + Design Milk

We love teaming up with our favorite bloggers and this week we've joined forces with Design Milk to bring you a Moop bag giveaway.  Enter to win the Moop bag of your choice through the end of this week over on Design Milk.  Good luck!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thank you!

We finished packing up all the orders from the seconds sale and we are all tuckered out - thanks so much to everyone who picked up a bag!!

And now, a picture of a Zonkey.
That's right, a Zonkey.
You didn't even know that existed until now.
And, it's pretty damn adorable.

Wendy & co.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Seconds Sale!!!

In case you missed it...we've had a seconds sale going on all weekend.  There's not much left but, if you do a little digging you'll still find a few things!  Check it out here:

p.s. the seconds sale will end tonight!