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Portchie

Jan Hendrik Viljoen, internationally known as Portchie, has become a household name in South Africa and beyond, building community and support with a passionate palette of watercolors that illustrate a distinctly pastoral way of life. Portchie’s signature style is alive and thriving in Stellenbosch, notably with The Red Teapot Gallery and Maria’s Manor, two pillars in the community that create space for other artists, thinkers, and changemakers. His work amasses over three decades and holds a special place in Stellenbosch, a town in Western Cape draped in vineyards, oak trees, and a gentle sea breeze, much of which serves as...

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Skip Martin

The latest collaboration between Kor Water and Skip Martin culminates in the celebration of Skip’s initiative, “People Get Ready” and his involvement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Bringing together music legends like Stevie Wonder and Kool and the Gang, Skip Martin has coordinated a remake of the iconic Curtis Mayfield song "People Get Ready" to benefit the life-saving work of St. Jude, which also was awarded an Emmy. With the release of a co-branded water bottle, Kor and Skip have found a creative way to spread awareness for this vital cause. Through music and commerce, they are working to...

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Vertue Lab

Earlier this year, VertueLab co-hosted their sixth annual Badass Women Entrepreneurs celebration alongside Portland, Oregon’s Women In Science PDX, a nonprofit resource equipping tomorrow’s leaders with the tools they need to activate change in their communities. Both organizations have developed a fierce reputation for innovation and unrivaled foundational support in the climatic sciences space, arming the next generation of pioneers with the financial, communal, and social support they need to invite climate action into the conversation. We were honored to contribute to this year’s event, donating our latest collection, Kor ONE Planet, to attendees so that hydration was at the...

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Kayla Bell

We’ve all dreamed of it. Taking something that we are super passionate about and just running with it. But how many of us can really say we’ve taken that leap of faith? At the age of sixteen, Kayla Bell did exactly that. Rather than sitting by daydreaming and hoping that maybe someday these amazing opportunities would just fall into place, she put in the time, effort, and hard work to make them happen. Not only that, but she did it her way. Now working in Los Angeles as a stylist, designer, and brand owner, Kayla clearly has no intentions of...

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