Zen-Zen

 

Zen-Zen emphasizes ecological sustainability on their quest to sustain, support, and promote traditional indigenous village handicrafts in Bali. 

 

Summary

  • Zen-Zen was founded in the early 1990s
  • The name comes from a Japanese expression which loosely translates to "but of course--the natural serendipity which occurs when you're doing something positive for the planet"
  • They use ecologically sustainable, natural materials such as bamboo, vetiver, capiz shell and organic cotton and emphasize the 5 R's: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, Refuse & Repair
  • Everything is hand-made by village artisans or in their Balizen workshop
  • Zen-Zen is involved in sustainable education, re-forestation, organic farming, community empowerment projects and contribute to the GreenSchool Bali scholarship fund
  • Artisans benefit from health insurance, a pension plan, and organized Friday afternoon sports.
  • Member of the Fair Trade Federation, which verifies and monitors fair trade practices.