The fiber of our philosophy…
Maruca Design embraces the principles of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America (1860-1910)…A movement that invigorated and emphasized the value placed on traditional and decorative craftsmanship using simple forms. The movement stood in opposition to industrial manufacturing and sought to promote the moral, social and economic health of the nation…sound familiar?
We, at Maruca, believe that creating small production runs of our bags within a cottage industry, creates a consciousness that humanizes our work and makes for a more “harmonious society”. The result is that we can tout a product that is unique, well made and moves from heart to hand.
As an American-based company, we seek to balance resourcefulness and creativity. After 25 years (!), we remain rooted in the principles of this philosophy. However, ultimately it is the consumer who will determine the value placed on American made handcraft.