From home studios to co-working spaces... to airports and school pick-ups. We are all modern nomads. And we need functional tools to help us navigate the hectic. This was the inspiration for MAIKA.
As a working professional, multi-tasking mom and avid athlete, our founder, Viola wanted tools that could seamlessly fit into her busy lifestyle. Tools that are both functional and stylish. Affordable and not too precious. Her first take: an everyday bag. With over four decades of family experience in the luxury bag business, Viola designed her first MAIKA bag— delightful, hand drawn patterns, thoughtfully designed details and sustainably made.
The rest, as they say, is history. From bags, to travel accessories, and home goods, the MAIKA brand continues to grow today, never losing sight of its core mission of solving everyday challenges with functional, stylish and sustainable goods.
Every bag combines simple, functional design with perfect everyday details. All the patterns are original artwork from the studio. Every single pattern or print you see in the line is hand-painted or illustrated in-house in Oakland, California. From sketch to stitch, we create each piece with love and delight.
MAIKA means "dancing flower." Because who doesn't love a beautiful bloom?