Marra collaborates with artisans to curate handcrafted textiles, blending traditional craftsmanship with modern style. We travel to uncommon places in search of vibrant designs and time-tested techniques that reflect the communities from which they originate. Each collection is made in limited quantities to preserve its authentic detail, offering beautiful and meaningful products for home and traveler.
Marra is a brand born out of a love for travel, an admiration of artistry and the eloquence of designs that echo the stories of generations. We partner with artisan collectives who, in a sea of industrial production, create timeless pieces that tell their stories. Each collection is handpicked to reflect their rich cultural heritage and the makers that have been mastering their craft for generations.
We believe the work of these makers can and should sustain a livelihood, provide economic opportunity and preserve their craft. Our artisans work from their home looms or local meeting places, as they always have, giving them autonomy and the freedom to attend to their families while earning above fair wages. Every purchase you make helps sustain their craft and support ethical employment.
Sarah Contrucci Smith finds and designs pieces made by artisans she meets along her travels. Inspired by the warmth and wildness of her childhood in Indonesia, she’s drawn to the eloquence of age-old designs and complexity of artisanal techniques. Sarah earned her M.A. in International Development from Eastern University and her B.S. in Marketing from Azusa Pacific University. She now lives in Austin, Texas with her family.