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. Maruca Design, believes that creating small production runs of their bags within a cottage industry, creates a consciousness that humanizes their work and makes for a more “harmonious society”.  The result is that they can tout a product that is unique, well made and moves from heart to hand. As an American-based company, they seek to balance resourcefulness and creativity. After 25 years, they remain rooted in the principles of this philosophy.  However, ultimately it is the consumer who will determine the value placed on American made handcraft.