MOLLY BERRY

 
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COMPANY

LUNA ZORRO, FOUNDER/CEO

Custom, handwoven textiles crafted in partnership with Mayan artisans. Luna Zorro: Beautiful, Ethical, Inspired.

MEET MOLLY

Molly Berry, was born and raised in San Francisco, California. A lover of design and travel, Molly has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. She has lived abroad in Latin America for ten years and is now based in Antigua, Guatemala where she lives with her husband and two young children.

LOCATION

San Francisco, CA

CONTACT

INSTAGRAM: @LUNA_ZORRO @LUNAZORROMARKET

 

Q & A

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?

I would say that my favorite thing about myself is how, through the years, I have really learned how to hone in and trust my own instincts. There have been many times in my life when I was lost and confused about my direction because most conventional paths didn’t feel right. After college and throughout my 20’s, I searched a lot and dug deep to really find the creative path that best suited me. At first, it was scary to put so much trust in myself - I was vulnerable to criticism and failure. But trusting my instincts has never failed me, in fact, it has given me so much strength, conviction and confidence. My path has been curvy and untraditional, but it has been such an adventure, an adventure that I wouldn’t change for anything because it has brought me to where I am today. I am so deeply proud of the life I have created for myself (and for my family) and I owe that to trusting that the right path will present itself to me if I’m following my instincts and listening to my heart.

WHAT IS ONE (BIG OR SMALL) THING YOU’RE HOPING TO ACCOMPLISH IN YOUR BUSINESS THIS YEAR?

My business, Luna Zorro, is not just about textiles. It is about people, about the world on a global scale, about the creative spirit, and about making beautiful things that tell a story. Luna Zorro represents curating and designing our lives to be the genuine and unique life we are each meant to be living. With every purchase, Luna Zorro supports the art and culture of traditional weaving while providing sustainable and fair wages to the artisans of Guatemala. I absolutely love sharing the story of building this business, in writing, in my photography, and most of all, in person. My goal this year is to take Luna Zorro to a new level – to create a link and a connection for others to experience the beauty of Guatemalan textiles and the sheer talent of Guatemala’s artisans, through a tangible experience. We are in the process of building a new studio, weaving workshop, natural dyes garden, and a textile museum on a 150 year old coffee farm in Antigua, Guatemala. It is a dream coming true before my eyes, but we have a lot of work to do! This year, I want to see this physical space really begin to take form, a place where people can come to connect with their creative side, feel inspired, learn and grow, work with their hands, and leave with a holistic sense of empowerment and social responsibility.

WHAT DOES BEING LIBERATED MEAN TO YOU?

To me, liberated means that I am surrounded by the people, places, and things that inspire me and bring me joy. It means having the creative freedom and courage to live an impactful life on my own terms, with intention.

 
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FAVORITE QUOTE

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them yet. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
— Rainer Maria Rilke