Selected Reading

Where Zenwaro comes from...
Artisan Story Brand Story Origin Story

Where Zenwaro comes from...

by Clayton Freeman

"Zen" a very high form of enlightenment. Usually studied within Buddhist monasteries, this ancient practice emphasizes enlightenment by the most direct means, accepting formal studies and observanc...

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The excellence of packaging and order fulfillment
Brand Story Customer Story

Responsibilities of Ethical and Sustainable Fulfillment.

by Clayton Freeman

In the age of online shopping, it feels as though little attention is being paid to exactly how millions of packages arrive at their destinations. Think less "chubby jolly fella flying through the ...

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Dia de los Muertos Part II. What it means to honor and embrace life while mocking death.
Culture Story Day of the Dead Story

Dia de los Muertos Part II. What it means to honor and embrace life while mocking death.

by Marianne Freeman

Since the creation of the human species, I suppose we have always struggled with the concept of death. Dia de los Muertos, which coincides with our Halloween, presents quite a different approach to...

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RESCUED, PART 2.
Culture Story

RESCUED, PART 2.

by Clayton Freeman

It is astounding and humbling to witness the extent to which some compassionate and driven individuals will go to for their cause and for their beliefs. These individuals are often overlooked in ou...

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The Natural World. As it appears through the lens of Kevin Deacon
Customer Story

The Natural World. As it appears through the lens of Kevin Deacon

by Clayton Freeman

In an ever changing retail landscape that is transforming the in-store experience to an “optimized, algorithmic, and one click checkout” we can acknowledge that technology has greatly disrupted th...

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Artisan Glass Blowing
Artisan Story

Artisan Glass Blowing

by Clayton Freeman

Craftsmanship, Community are unified by Mexico's culture of sustainable glass blowing.
Production within our glass studio is both an intense and well-choreographed process. During our production periods, 10 large kilns are firing literally around the clock at temperatures reaching 12...

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The Art of Talavera in our Tierra Collection
Artisan Story

The Art of Talavera in our Tierra Collection

by Marianne Freeman

From the very beginning, approximately 20 years ago when we made our first trip to central Mexico, we were introduced to Talavera pottery.  We didn't have to search because Talavera is so much a pa...

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The Zenwaro Customer. Part 2, Enjoying a Creative Lifestyle Requires Effort.
Customer Story

The Zenwaro Customer. Part 2, Enjoying a Creative Lifestyle Requires Effort.

by Clayton Freeman

Part 2 of our blog series exploring the creativity and interesting life stories shared by a diverse group of Zenwaro customers. A quick note if you have not read part 1 of this blog series, conside...

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Pendant Lighting. The Beauty of Creativity is in the Details.
Artisan Story Design Story

Pendant Lighting. The Beauty of Creativity is in the Details.

by Clayton Freeman

The Mediterra Lighting Collection is what quality artisan craftsmanship and ecological sustainability look like when combined. It is interesting how different industries throughout Mexico have inc...

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