Dusit Thani Maldives Partners with Local Brand Ogaa
Dusit Thani Maldives has partnered with local soap brand Ogaa as part of the resort’s commitment to support local products and culture. The collaboration will offer guests handcrafted soaps, shampoo, and bath bombs as a welcome gift.
Ogaa takes its name from the Dhivehi word “Ogaatherikan,” which means caring, and follows its Founder Azu’s vision to uniquely connect people with nature. The brand creates self-care products infused with island ingredients- such as Maldivian coconut oil, tamanu oil, and velanbuli (Love Vine), as well as fruits like papaya, and leaves like moringa and neem.
“Growing up on a small low-lying island nation, I was always conscious of my own little ways to nurture and love our planet,” says Azu, whose conscientious approach to business translates into 100 per cent biodegradable and waste-free products – including unique, all-natural cold processed soaps. “Each bar is poured, cut and packed by hand, not to mention packed with delicious aromatic ingredients that evoke the essence of the archipelago, so people can carry a sustainable piece of the Maldives home with them.”
“We’re proud to collaborate with sustainable local brands like Ogaa and help support their work by introducing their impressive products to our international guests,” says the resort’s general manager, Thomas Weber. “Ogaa’s beautifully handcrafted soaps, shampoo, and bath bombs truly capture the aromatic essence of the Maldives, and we trust our guests will enjoy using them at our resort and also when they return home to evoke happy memories of their stay.”