Mélanie Johnsson


Stories from behind the scenes...

For the rainforest: Pico x MJ


I'm very happy to announce that I’ve collaborated with my favourite greek lady, Love, founder of Pico, to raise awareness for our beautiful rainforests and support the Rainforest Alliance! Let me tell you a little bit more about the collaboration…

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The fabulous Love - jewellery designer and creative extraordinaire - got in touch with me a few months ago, as she was first hearing of what was happening in the Amazon Rainforest, how legal and illegal fires were destroying this very precious part of the planet. Love has been creating beautiful jewellery back where she lives in Greece and she wanted to help. I’m very grateful that she came to me about this because I'm always up for raising awareness for our amazing blue planet! To say that I was excited is an understatement…as the screenshot below from our first chat about this proves…(and yes, I know, my battery is always low. I like living on the edge).

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Love was asking if I would create a little illustration to engrave on a pendant. We would then sell the pendant with its own little pouch and donate all the profits from the sales to the Rainforest Alliance. That way, we would both raise awareness for the cause and also raise some money! I know we don’t hear as much about the rainforest fires in the mainstream media anymore, but they are still happening and we need to help and encourage amazing organisations such as the Rainforest Alliance that are doing essential work to protect our Planet’s lungs.

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We started chatting and I started sketching. We collaboratively designed this little pendant that we named the Protector pendant, because whoever wears it is an Amazon Rainforest protector! The two branches represent the rainforest, the eye is a symbol of protection and the little start symbolises hope for a happier and healthier future! I love what it stands for and I hope you will love wearing it. Each pendant comes with its own little forest green pouch and a little card with some sustainability tips.

So, as I mentioned earlier, all profits from the sales will be donated to the Rainforest Alliance. Please go explore their website and read more about the cause. Healthy and thriving rainforests are essential for our global planet’s health and we need to protect them, no matter what. I’m so grateful to Love for thinking of me for this project, and I couldn’t be prouder of the result. Here’s to making the world a better place through mindful collaboration!


Ok, enough chatting now, go get your pendant now and support an amazing cause at the same time.

Or if you want to hear Love’s side of the story, click here!

Mel x