Trade Union

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The Mon Wharf

October 4
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Local design meets riverfront amenities at the second edition of Pittsburgh’s Trade Union. After debuting at the Mine Factory in the Spring of 2014, the newly launced Trade Union is setting up shop on Saturday, October 4th at the Mon Wharf in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Showcasing local design and brand direction, the biannual curated trunk show will feature more than a dozen vendors, including: Mid Atlantic Mercantile (found home collection); Royal Establishment (vintage men’s clothing); Merissa Lombardo/Pete Johnson Studios (custom furniture & spaces); Homestead Supply Co. (leather goods); Perry & Co. (furniture); Kicky Feet Vintage (vintage women’s clothing); Tugboat Printshop (wood-block prints); Bones & All (furniture); Studebaker Metals (metal goods); Sapling Press (letter press stationary and prints); Red Pop Shop/PGH Vintage Mixer (vintage homewares); Modesto Studios (screen printing); UpTo (pop-up creative firm) and Spaces Corners (photography books).

Attendees will also enjoy exclusive previews from up-and-coming Pittsburgh food concepts such a TAKÖ–the latest Downtown venture from the Meat & Potatoes team (think globally inspired tacos) and 4121 Main, a mixed-use space slated to feature handmade goods, art, workshops, events and an espresso bar in Lawrenceville.

Putting a new twist on the the “made in Pittsburgh” concept, the Trade Union brings together leading established and emerging brands within an intimately styled atmosphere, emphasizes creativity and quality and highlights local venues and sites. Teaming up to produce the daylong event are Emily Slagel, owner of Mid-Atlantic Mercantile, and Michael McAllister, of Epic Development and the Urbanist Guide, who are working in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to activate the Mon Wharf with vendors, local food, drink and music. Providing the day’s soundtrack will be DJ sets hand selected by curators of the 2014 VIA Music & New Media Festival.

The Mon Wharf is located at 1 Fort Pitt Boulevard Downtown. The rain-or-shine event is free and open to the pubic.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.