The most frequently asked question we hear is “What does Maruca stand for?” Wellll….standing 6 feet tall, male, Sicilian and big brown eyes…Rex Maruca is the founder of Maruca Design. Starting out selling fabric for the upholstery industry, hauling loads of swatches… A friend-“Hark! Rex…why don’t you make a tote from those beautiful fabrics to carry your swatches, and one for me as well?” Rex…”Hmmm…” Hence Maruca Design was born. Maruca Design, now 20 years later remains a small, intimate studio. Every bag still hand cut and sewn, kindly here in the US, of custom textiles also woven in the U.S.