A gift back to the forest
Nespresso is also proud to be partnering with Conservation International to gift back to the forest this Festive season. For almost 20 years Nespresso has been focused on protecting nature through agroforestry projects to protect the ecosystems its coffee farms rely on. To take this further beyond coffee farming and support the local communities that call the forest home, Nespresso is also announcing its contribution to protecting 10 million trees in the Amazon Forest in La Pedrera, Colombia. The effort is in collaboration with Conservation International and La Pedrera’s Madroño community. Forest conservation plays a huge role in Nespresso’s sustainability vision, which is to create a cup of coffee that has a positive impact on the world - from the coffee cherry to the cup.
The limited edition Gifts of the Forest collection will be available on www.nespresso.com and in selected boutiques as of November 1.
About Johanna Ortiz
Founded in 2003 in Cali, Colombia, Johanna Ortiz is a global luxury lifestyle brand. Sold in over 17 countries at leading retailers, the brand now encompasses ready to wear, accessories, swimwear and tabletop collections.
Headquartered in Cali, Colombia, Johanna Ortiz has built a foundation for longevity though commitment to community and purpose. She has met growth with strategy by developing a state-of-the-art atelier to ensure the conservation of artisanal craftsmanship knowledge, ancestral techniques and cultural heritage. The Johanna Ortiz family is now over 360 people who take great pride in local production, job creation and the empowerment of women and Colombian artisans.
In 2017 Johanna Ortiz launched the ‘Escuela Johanna Ortiz’; a training program that offers professional level seamstress and high end embroidery courses at no cost. More than 60 women have completed this program and while there is no obligation to pursue jobs with Ortiz, most do.
In the Spring of 2020 Johanna Ortiz collaborated with H&M to deliver a capsule collection of her designs to women around the world. Not only did this collection celebrate women of all shapes and sizes in over 73 countries worldwide, it also marked the first collaboration the retail giant has ever done with a Latin American designer.
It is these initiatives that have garnered Ortiz invitations to the White House and the United Nations and earned her a coveted spot as of the Business of Fashion’s 500: an index of the people shaping the global fashion industry.
A global ambassador for Colombia style, she continues to provide “South American Flavor” to women around the world. www.johannaortiz.com
About Conservation International
Conservation International works to protect the critical benefits that nature provides to people. Through science, partnerships and fieldwork, Conservation International is driving innovation and investments in nature-based solutions to the climate crisis, supporting protections for critical habitats, and fostering economic development that is grounded in the conservation of nature. Conservation International works in 30 countries around the world, empowering societies at all levels to create a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet. Follow Conservation International's work on Conservation News, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.