Our first A/W ‘21 was a special one - we expanded our range, explored new fabrics, and new products and travelled further into our beautiful Botswana. With that we explored collaboration, evolving workings with like-minds. We believe that through collaboration, we could grow our community together and spread our message wider. And so we had a few friendly bodies adorn themselves in MARU everything. . 


This included the introduction of some new products that we wanted tried - our Kalahari Melon seed oil and Devils Trumpet bath salts. Kalahari Melon Seed oil, also known as 'Wild Watermelon' is extracted from sun-dried seeds of the fruit. It is a natural facial cleanser, unclogging pores and removing excess sebum from the surface of our skin. It has a high concentration of antioxidants, Vitamin A, C and E, which hydrates and firms our skin, reducing wrinkles and lines. It is also anti-inflammatory and soothing, lightweight and easily absorbed. Rich in Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, it stimulates skin cell growth, prompting regeneration and will aid in repairing skin damage. Devils Claw flowers are known as 'trumpets'. The Devil's Claw flower is Botswana's national flower. It is used to treat rheumatism, myalgia and osteoarthritis, containing anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It also aids in wound healing and alleviates menstrual cramps. The salts promote melatonin aiding relaxation and sleep. 

We also had our friends from Joubé co. and Amarula show their workings with candles and licquer, for an *immersive lifestyle style. Both these brands align with MARU - Joubé co. creates beautiful sustainably made cloud shape soy candles and celebrates female form; Amarula who creates creamy liqueur from our celebrated marula fruits and who has made strides in efforts of elephant conservation.


We’re so excited at the prospect of introducing our new products to you and more synergistic collaborations. What would you love to see next? And would you like to see our new products in store?