In this first part of this Feature, we interview Alastair Dorward, CEO of OLIKA. At Olika, Alastair and his team are reinventing the use of hand sanitizer.
As the pandemic has evolved throughout the year, hand sanitizers have grown more critical in our day to day lives. At OLIKA, they’re reimagining and redesigning “hand-sanitizers” from a commodity to a product that sits at the intersection of beauty and hygiene.
Aside from its effective use of sanitizing your hands, OLIKA’s hand sanitizer formula is made with other ingredients that benefit the skin, such as aloe vera, which helps to moisturize your hands. Built with a clip-on top, anyone could clip the cute bottle onto your jeans for on the go ease.
With OLIKA, you are purchasing a tool that will help protect you from germs and microbes, as well as a product that has a beautifully designed minimalist look.
In Part 1, Alastair discusses Reinventing hand sanitizer; Having a hand sanitizer company during the pandemic; Alastair’s personal entrepreneurial journey; Creating an opportunity in a category that needs renovation; First thoughts of 2020; Relying on your network and team; Working on your capital; And much more.