Selected Reading

Traveling through Mexico with Zenwaro. Guadalajara, Jalisco
Artisan Story Customer Story

Social Progress South of The Border

by Clayton Freeman

Many of the artisan studios that Zenwaro has partnered with over the past 20 years have been led by women. More often than not, these women are mothers, which means they are also leaders by way of a set of lived experiences.
Roof-top terrace sunset in the city center of Guadalajara late spring of 2021.    On several recent long trips through Mexico, I have begun to take heed of a few cultural and societal shifts that ...

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Pendant Lighting. Intriguing Illumination is in the Details.
Artisan Story Design Story

Pendant Lighting. Intriguing Illumination 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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Origins of One-of-a-Kind
Artisan Story Culture Story Design Story

Origins of One-of-a-Kind

by Clayton Freeman

Mexico's craftsmanship and artisanal heritage date back millennia and are not limited to only pottery and earthenware making. Stone carvers, wood carvers, carpenters, blacksmiths, silversmiths, and tin workers were part of Mexico's creator economy before the Spanish conquistadors appeared in the early 16th century. 
The funnel-shaped land mass bridging the two Americas, North and South, otherwise known as Mexico, is affirmed by archeologists and historians to be the center of origin of Mesoamerica's first adva...

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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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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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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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