Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Maruca Design Eco-Chic Holiday Gift Giveaway!

For a myriad of reasons, I love supporting ethically operated small businesses that make 100% vegan products right here in the United States. All of the beautiful jacquard-woven handbags and accessories sold by Maruca Design are handmade in Boulder, Colorado, and their unique in-house-designed fabrics are all milled in the USA. 

How could you not be charmed by this fun Maruca Design tour video? It looks like such a fun place to work! (I wonder if they're hiring?)


From a variety of slings and accessories like these super cute Chicas, (don't you just want one in every color?!)


to these beautifully functional iPad sleeves, (see how happy my iPad looks!), their vast selection of styles, patterns, and colors will dazzle you! Each padded iPad sleeve has a zipper top and a zipped exterior pocket where you can store your charger along with any other small necessities.  


My beautiful Café sling has two exterior pockets and an adjustable web strap, and its zipped interior is large enough to hold my iPad with or without its sleeve!


When I'm not toting it around town, this colorful handbag is a work of art that blends beautifully with my office decor! (Don't you agree?)


All of Maruca's designs are fashionable, colorful, well-constructed, affordably priced, and artsy. You'll even find lots of great stocking-stuffers (cosmetics bags, coin purses, tissue holders, wallets ... ) on Maruca's websiteSo if you're on the prowl for a high-quality, hand-crafted gift idea for yourself or a friend, check out all of Maruca's lovely handbag and accessory designs. Click on over to Maruca Designand explore all of the stunning possibilities!


Update: Congratulations to Jenn of Jenn's Adventures! You won the beautiful iPad sleeve! Please email me your postal address, so I can ship it right out to you! Thank you everyone for participating! Stay tuned for my next post and giveaway, and happy holidays!!!!

Okay, my lovelies ... now for the giveaway ... One lucky winner will win one of the iPad sleeves featured in the photo above. The case is designed to hold an iPad 1 or iPad 2, but any comparably sized tablet will fit inside. To enter to win, simply visit Maruca's website, and enjoy browsing around. Then come back here, and leave a comment telling me which item or fabric design you love best. (I know, it will be next-to-impossible to pick just one!) But it will be so worth the effort, because one lucky reader will be selected at random and announced next Monday!* (Please make sure I have your email address, so I can contact you when you win!)

If you'd like to earn additional entries, you may do any or all of the following. Please leave a comment here for each item you complete:

1. Follow this blog by clicking the "follow" link in the upper left-hand corner of this page, subscribing via email, or through NetworkedBlogs.
2. Tweet the following message: Win a beautiful Maruca Design #iPad sleeve in @Vegiegail's #vegan #holiday #gift #giveaway! http://bit.ly/t83KAW 
3. Like Maruca Design on Facebook.
4. Follow @Vegiegail on Twitter!
5. Share this giveaway and link to this post on your own Facebook page or blog.

Happy shopping, and good luck!

*Sorry, international friends. You must have a valid US postal address to enter to win.

55 comments:

Christie said...

I could get totally lost on that website! Their stuff is gorgeous! I'd love to win this giveaway, and ask for a Metro Bag for Christmas. So stylish and functional! Thank you for the fabulous giveaway! Happy holidays, Vegiegail!

Christie said...

I follow your blog (of course!)

Julie Hasson said...

Wow Gail, those bags are gorgeous! It's really hard to pick a favorite, but maybe 279-208 iPad sleeve.

I would love, love to win this giveaway for my new iPad:). Thanks for doing the giveaway!

VeganLoveUnlimited said...

I LOVED THE VIBRANCY OF MAURCA'S DESIGNS REMINDING ME OF THE EARTHY CREATIVITY OF MY BELOVED 1960'S AS WE ENTER THE REAL AGE OF AQUARIUS. THE VIRTUAL TOUR VIDEOS WERE PARTICULARLY INTERESTING TOO. WHILE I HOPE TO be THE WINNER of the iPad Sleeve for one of my co-vegan family members (wife or eldest daughter), I am planning a visit to the source in Boulder to experience Maruca in person ... Thanks for the opportunities to be proud vegans. Tom McCracken

Sarah said...

How awesome! I'm asking Santa for an iPad for Christmas, and I'd LOVE to win this beautiful case! All of the designs on Maruca's website are so pretty! It's impossible to choose just one.

Tonya Weger said...

just got an ipad ~ this sleeve is beyond amazing! protect the case & be stylin' ;) LOVE IT! thanks for all the good you do <3

VeganMarr said...

They're really beautiful...love how she pairs up the patterns...

VeganMarr said...

i already follow ur blog

VeganMarr said...

and i already follow u on twitter.,..

VeganMarr said...

I "liked" Maruca on FB. BEAUTIFUL fabrics! Classy combinations!

VeganMarr said...

I posted the contest on Twitter.

Tonya Weger said...

oh... and the orangish *tangerine* one ;) ~ xx (tonya/tangerine)

Amy said...

Love the GO Go bags. All of the fabrics are gorgeous. Would love to win the giveaway!!!!

Helen said...

Out of all of your amazing giveaways (each one is better than the last!), this is the one I really want to win! I got an iPad just last week, and it would be wonderful to carry it in such an elegant cover. All of Maruca's patterns, colors, and designs are beautiful, but I especially like the Mosaic Cool fabric. The pattern is really pretty and the colors are perfect!

Helen said...

I already follow your fantastic blog!

Helen said...

I am sharing this on my Facebook page!

Helen said...

I liked Maruca Design on Facebook, too!

Christie said...

I liked Maruca Design on FB!

Christie said...

I also posted this giveaway on my FB page!

Millie said...

I love these bags, they are so beautifully made and the fabrics are gorgeous. Thank you Gail.

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Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

WOW! I am loving EVERYTHING!!! I never would have known about this amazing company if it weren't for you! I especially like the Metro & Resource bags -- and I seriously love all the prints, the stone soup, milkweed, retro verde, deco blue!! Talented chicas!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I follow your bloggity blog!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I tweeted your giveaway! Visit: https://twitter.com/#!/JennsAdventures/status/146744729034432512

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I Like Maruca Design on Facebook!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

@JennsAdventures follows you on Twitter:)

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

I added your giveaway to my blogs sidebar for others to see and enter:)

Boi Polloi said...

I follow your blog!

Boi Polloi said...

I really like the 279-207, the colours are nifty! Happy Holidays!

Boi Polloi said...

I tweeted your message (twitter user: Spookeriffic)

Athena said...

It was hard picking one. I like the Metro Bag and the Busy Body bag. I pretty much liked all the colors.

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Athena said...

I follow you via email.
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Athena said...

I follow you on Twitter.
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Athena said...

Tweeted:https://twitter.com/#!/GoddessFoodie/status/146949387493441536

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Erika said...

Deco Spice is by far my favorite! I think I may have to buy myself a bag for Christmas!

Justine said...

I really love the iPad sleeve! The Cardamom Fuschia and Deco Blue fabrics are my favorites.

Justine said...

I follow your blog!

Ashley said...

I subscribe!! Thanks so much :)

Ashley said...

Love the sling bags!

Ashley said...

I like them on FB

Ashley said...

I follow you on twitter

Jennifer said...

I liked Maruca Design on Facebook.

Jennifer said...

I'm following your blog.

Jennifer said...

Hi! I'm from Michigan and I stopped a stranger in a store recently that had one of your bags. I thought it was soo cute that I had to ask her where she got it. She said it was a Maruca bag that she had for about a year. I even took a photo of the bag with my iPhone cause I loved it so much. I'm planning on ordering one for myself for xmas. I love the Worker Bee (style #239). I'm just trying to decide what design I love the best. I'm thinking 239-213 but I just can't seem to make up my mind:). The bags are so cool!!

moonsword said...

Love the Cafe Sling in Cardamom Fuschia!
Cheers!

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

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vegangal said...

I love the cute little Chicas in the florette noir color. I would carry that little bag with me everywhere! I think I really must let Santa know! Thanks for another super fantastic giveaway, VG. My iPad would be very happy tucked inside one of those snazzy sleeves!

vegangal said...

I tweeted the giveaway!

vegangal said...

I follow you on twitter

Anna said...

The iPad sleeves are lovely. And the Chica bags are perfect for toting around a few small items all the time, too!

Anna said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Jen G. said...

Following (email)!

Jen G. said...

You guys are right....hard to pick just one! I am liking the Worker Bee though (my favorite combo is 239-205!) Thanks for this nice giveaway.

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

WOOOOHOOOOOO!!! I can't believe I won -- I am SO STOKED!! Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway!!

Clotilde M/Craftybegonia said...

Those are pretty sleek!

maruca design said...

Thanks to all you fabulous veggie gals who checked out the Maruca Design facebook and/or website after this amazing blog from Gail! I feel like we are letting some vegan-cat out of the proverbial "bag" as it is not widely known that Maruca Design is a vegan collection...Thanks Gail and all of you for spreading that word...Merry New Year!