Growing a vibrant craft manufacturing sector of creative businesses.
Monmade is a trade group of regional craft businesses, maker enterprises, design-build shops, and entrepreneurial artists. These producers use traditional handwork processes and manufacturing technologies to transform raw and reclaimed materials into products that have utility, durability, and good design. Monmade provides producers with better access to elements of business success: markets, capital, workforce, space, guidance, and peers. When producers access resources and opportunity, their growth expands and diversifies the regional economy. They create jobs, reactivate industrial spaces, revitalize main streets, and enhance Pittsburgh’s national reputation as a dynamic, 21st-century city. When you buy goods from Monmade producers, you support a growing and vibrant ecosystem of creative businesses that are reigniting and redefining Pittsburgh’s legacy of making.