Palomino Blackwing Pencil Set
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Blackwing pencils became a staple in our studio after I picked one up on a whim while traveling through San Francisco a few years ago. Their story has the kind of magic imbued into everyday objects that we try to achieve with our bags. Every element has been considered from the matte black finish to the replaceable eraser to the California incense cedar to the soft graphite resulting in the perfect soft black line. I mostly write in pencil, and only ever in this one.
Rumor has it, this pencil is the preferred pencil of the New York Times editors. We use these at Moop HQ and you should too.
Set of 12 pencils
Find the pencil sharpener here.
1. Where is this made
Every Moop bag is designed and small batch manufactured in Seattle, Washington. For over 15 years, we have been producing bags designed for your day to day use. US made, small batch manufactured, made from durable materials, built to hold up for years on end. Born in Western Massachusetts, raised in Pittsburgh, PA and now happily making bags in Seattle, WA.
2. About our fabrics
Waxed Canvas100% cotton canvas has wax integrated into the fibers during the weaving process and finished with a top coat of wax for added water resistance. Waxed canvas has a distressed look that will age and change over time. We source ours from a 7th generation family owned and operated manufacturer, an industry leader in coated fabrics. Waxed canvas was originally developed in the late 1800's for long shore fishermen who needed to stay warm and dry. We like that legacy.
Water resistance: High
Water Resistant Canvas100% cotton canvas. Much like waxed canvas, a water resistant coating is integrated into the fibers during the weaving process but, there is no top coat wax finish. This results in a surface that is only slightly distressed and will look the same, day in and day out. It has a water resistant coating which makes it extremely durable and able to withstand the elements, keeping the contents of your bag dry.
Water resistance: High
100% cotton canvas with a corded weave. Corded canvas is similar to corduroy only it has no pile, does not pill and breaks in like your favorite denim. Corded canvas has not been treated with any water resistant coatings.
Water Resistance: low
Brushed Canvas100% cotton canvas with a slightly brushed surface. Soft to the touch. Our brushed canvas has not been treated with any water resistant coatings.
Water resistance: low
Cordura®Cordura® is a high performance, highly water resistant fabric. It is light weight, extremely durable and will not absorb water. We use Cordura® brand nylon which is all made in the USA.
Water Resistance: High
Our leather comes from a handmade shoe manufacturer in upstate New York. We have partnered with them to upcycle their scraps when we can. The leather detailing may have marks and scars due to this process but, it will never lose structural integrity. Leather hides are sourced from Horween, the famous Chicago tannery founded in 1905.
Our full leather bags are made from leather we custom designed, from color to finish with a small family owned and operated tannery based in Los Angeles, CA. We had the aging process in mind with this leather. It will break in and age for each person in a slightly different way, carrying the marks of your daily life as it builds character.
Wool FeltOur wool felt is a dense industrial wool felt. 100% merino. German milled and dyed. Felt is shock absorbent and water resistant.
Made in Seattle
Sustainable / Local / Small Batch Manufacturing, all within a few miles of where we live and work.
100% Female Owned.Easthampton / Pittsburgh / Seattle
Built to last
Durbale / Water Resistant / Designed for Daily Adventure / since 2007