Fabiana Matuoka is a Brazilian born half Japanese leather artisan. With a business degree, but never really feeling happy with her career choice; finally one day decided to look for a career change.
The new career search began while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There she finds Maison Aubele where she takes the first steps in handbag design, pattern making, and material functionality. While doing raw material and equipment research, one day she came across the website for Amblard Leather Atelier (ALA).
In 2017 while visiting San Francisco she had the opportunity to take some classes with former Hermès artisan, Beatrice Amblard. During the stay she found her true passion, learning how to make handmade leather handbags and accessories using the saddle stitch technique.
In 2018 she completed the full program at ALA and started her first solo steps designing and building her first products.
We hereby present you with the leather products available for purchase under her new brand KUBEEKA /ku·bee·ka/
- KU from CUBE or tridimensional forms with straight lines
- BEE from BI in FABIANA's first name
- KA from MATUOKA, FABIANA's last name