New Fijian bottled water hits market


savuFijian Olympians continue to stamp their mark in the local business scene as valuable ambassadors.

SAVU, a new Fijian bottled water from an artesian aquifer in a protected rainforest in the Namosi highlands, has announced it has signed its first official brand ambassador: Rugby Sevens Captain and Olympic Gold Medallist Osea Kolinisau.

Natalie Marletta, co-founder of Savu Natural Artesian Water, said: “No one better understands the hidden wonder of the island than Osea Kolinsau, our native rugby captain. We are proud to welcome one the first-ever Fijian Olympic gold medallists as our brand ambassador.

“It will be an honour to have our ethos introduced to the rest of the world by such an emblematic role model of our nation.”

A statement released by the company said SAVU water is different from other premium bottled water category because it is soft and has a neutral taste and feel.

“This is a result of the unique mineral profile the water develops as it slowly makes its way from pristine rainwater to the artesian located deep within the tropical Fijian rainforest.

“As the water filters through the rocks to the aquifer, it naturally absorbs electrolytes, enriching it with minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

“The remote, protected Pacific Island source gives SAVU high silica levels, low minerality and an exceptionally low nitrate level.

SAVU has a typical pH of 7.8, an alkalinity that delivers a hint of sweetness that many connoisseurs find desirable in mineral water.

The water is carefully and sustainably extracted from its artesian aquifer and bottled right at the source into high-quality polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles,” the statement said.

SAVU is available in 330ml, 500ml bottles and specialty 1-litre bottles.