Rex Maruca, the founder of Maruca design, started out selling fabric for the upholstery industry. A friend said, “Why don’t you make a tote from those beautiful fabrics?”. Hence Maruca design was born, and 25 years later remains a small, intimate studio nestled in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado.
The Arts and Crafts Movement in America (1860-1910) inspired Maruca Design. Maruca Design’s culture is composed of women who share one common thread… the love for textiles. Their bags are made from a fabric called “Jacquard”. They then collaborate with brilliant textile designers from select, smaller independent US fabric mills.
Small production runs of their bags within a cottage industry create a product that is unique, well made and moves from heart to hand. Foremost the bags must be functional and perform well. Not driven by trend, heeding the advice from their followers, their shapes are designed to actually work in your life.