Oro di Milas
Oro di Milas Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the result of a great passion for olive trees and their precious juice, as well as female entrepreneurship. Owner Emine Colin, born and raised in Istanbul, returned to her homeland after a long, exciting career in the Unites States. When she met her husband Mark, he inspired her to reconnect to her Turkish heritage. They traveled around, found a property with neglected olive trees, and put their roots down deep. They now produce a world-class extra virgin olive oil on their land and in addition to employing many women in their company, they participate in education and empowerment initiatives for female entrepreneurs in Türkiye.
Milas is a critical ancient city located in the Muğla province in the southwest of Türkiye – it has a long history of olive oil production dating back six millenia to prehistoric times. Olive oil produced here during the Ottoman era was highly renowned and became one of the leading exports of the region.
The intricate symbols on the Oro di Milas logo and bottles represent four themes found on ancient carpets from the Milas region: tree of life, mother nature, the eye, and the olive leaf.