Five Ways to Fall in Love with Bamboo this Valentine’s

30 Jan

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Cariloha is driven by a comfort, eco-conscious lifestyle. Everything we do is inspired by the essence and energy of the islands. We blend style, comfort and self-expression into every fabrication we makes. As the only retailer selling exclusively apparel, bedding and bath goods made from bamboo, we’re ultimately seeking to provide you with the very best in natural luxury.

With this upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, keep in mind the following five simple ways that you and your loved ones can fall in love with bamboo softness…

1. Wear Your Heart on Your ‘Bamboo’ Sleeve

Have your felt the difference between the softness of a Cariloha Bamboo shirt and a commonplace shirt in today’s market? Cariloha’s crazy-soft bamboo clothing is as soft as silk, moisture wicking, and 3 degrees cooler than cotton. Bamboo is also naturally hypoallergenic and odor resistant. It’s considered the most renewable resource on the planet, too. All Cariloha bamboo clothing is guaranteed satisfaction for quality, durability and supreme softness. Now that’s something we can all fall in love with.

2. Love Deeply, Live Luxuriously, and Rest Comfortably in Bamboo Sheets

Take it from our friend Ruth over at Viva Veltoro, and cuddle up with your loved one in Cariloha’s luxuriously soft bamboo sheets. “These sheets are luxurious in every sense of the word! Bamboo is remarkably soft and smooth and, in my opinion, completely ideal as a bed sheet because of its natural qualities. Bamboo is 3 degrees cooler than cotton, so they feel quite cool when you first slip into them. Don’t they sound great year round? I love cool sheets and warm blankets in the winter, and staying cool in warmer weather is going to be easier in this bamboo. This material also wicks away moisture from your body, and I can completely attest to this after sleeping on these for a few weeks. Being pregnant, I’ve woken up in the middle of the night quite sweaty and warm, but since we’ve switched to these Cariloha Bamboo sheets, I haven’t woken up uncomfortably once. We’re sleeping so well and really enjoying the smooth and unique feel of these sheets on our bed!”

3. Heart Something Soft, Simple & Sustainable

Cariloha looks at bamboo as something we can all live with. Everyone who wears and uses Cariloha Bamboo goods is intrinsically giving back to a more eco-friendly world. Because bamboo is the fastest-growing plant in the world, its environmental benefits are remarkable. Bamboo can replace or indirectly decrease consumption of three critically scarce resources: wood, metal, and oil.

In a time when global warming, depletion of resources and deforestation threatens the balance of the delicate natural world and its divers eco-systems, Cariloha Bamboo is making a name for itself as a viable solution and resource that’s both remarkably useful and environmentally friendly. Bamboo horticulturists from all over the world consider bamboo to be one of the most sustainable, renewable resources known on the planet. This is evidenced in some species of bamboo that have been known to grow up to four feet a day and reach maturity within two years – a mere fraction of the 50-60 years it takes for traditional timber to grow to maturity and become ready for harvesting. After harvesting bamboo, it rapidly self-propagates and new bamboo forests quickly spring up, preventing deforestation and soil erosion that is common with other types of timber and plant harvests.

4. Spoil Your Sweetheart & Treat Her Feet to Bamboo Socks

Indulge in bamboo softness this Valentine’s. Rock ‘em, Sock ‘em, Get out and Walk ‘em! Cariloha bamboo socks were made to be soft, cool, clean and green – that’s what you’re gonna get. So, don’t sweat it. When it comes to odor-free, moisture-wicking socks, Cariloha socks walk the talk. Their unique bamboo fiber blend wicks moisture away from the skin for cool, dry wear. They’re so sockin’ soft!

5. Show Some Bamboo Love with Odor-Resistant, Ultra-Soft Bamboo Towels

Cariloha’s earth-friendly bath towel combines luxury softness and bacterial resistance into one amazing towel at an affordable price. They’re ultra soft, naturally antibacterial and highly absorbent, too. Made from a blend of rayon from renewable bamboo and cotton, Cariloha’s bamboo towels are perfect for home, gym, car, pool or spa.

Still Trying to Keep Your New Year Resolutions?

23 Jan

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Now that we’re well into the New Year, you may or may not be going strong with your goals and resolutions. If your 2015 resolutions are long gone or if you’re looking to make some adjustments, here are six realistic New Year’s resolutions ideas to consider from one of our favorite product reviewers. Who knows, they may just carry you through an entire year…

6 Realistic New Year’s Resolution Ideas
By Having Fun Saving

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I did for years, then one of two things would happen:
• I would forget all about them.
• I would break one by February 1 and get discouraged and stop trying.

I really don’t think that the idea of New Year’s Resolutions was made to make us mad, sad, unhappy, or discouraged. I think the idea was to make you a better YOU, to see where you may be able to change something or add in something that makes you HAPPIER.

That being said, I thought I would share some realistic New Year’s resolution ideas. Because, if you’re like me, you haven’t committed to yours yet, or you just haven’t made them at all.

Enjoy Today

We all worry about what tomorrow will bring, what will happen in 5 years, 10 years, etc. But, do you ever actually stop and enjoy THIS VERY MOMENT? It’s great to plan for the future, but if you are not careful, you are going to miss some of the most magical moments that are happening RIGHT NOW. How many times have you been playing on your phone or watching TV when your friend or child said “Did you see that?” or “Didn’t hear what I said?” And yes, sometimes they are just telling us that they burped, but other times they are telling you that they love you, or that they hit the ball at baseball for the 1st time, or that they weren’t scared when they rode the bus home that day, or that they really need you to listen right now. Don’t miss today worrying about tomorrow. Enjoy now, enjoy this moment, enjoy TODAY.

Smile More

Did you know that it takes more muscles to frown than smile? Not to mention, your smile is beautiful!

Make Some Time for You

I know, I know, this is definitely easier said than done. I am not telling you that you have to schedule an hour a day, or even a week for just YOU right now. It just may not be possible. But, you need some time…even if it’s just a moment…that is just for YOU. Years ago when I felt like I lost ME – after I quit my job to say home with our son, and I was adjusting to all the changes in my life, I went to see a counselor. I needed someone to talk to that was outside of my circle. I explained how I felt and I will NEVER forget this analogy he told me…in fact, if you ask any of my friends, they will tell you I have told them it on several occasions.

When you’re on an airplane, the flight attendants tell you that you have to put on your air mask first before helping others. The reason they tell you that is, if you stop breathing, you can’t help ANYONE. You can’t always help others without stopping to allow yourself to breathe. If you aren’t “breathing,” you aren’t helping anyone. Not your kids, not your spouse, not your friends, not your family…and most importantly…NOT YOU. Learn to breathe.

Commit to Eating Better

Are you rolling your eyes? Doesn’t everyone make this goal? Yes, probably. But, I am asking you to keep your goal realistic so that YOU CAN DO IT! I can’t give up chocolate, I just can’t, that’s me being honest. So, that won’t be on my “eating better” list. I am a snacker. I love to snack, it’s also something I can’t give up. So, that won’t be on my “eating better” list. BUT, snacking BETTER is. Instead of potato chips or nachos by my computer or on my plate or in the kids’ lunchboxes, you will find snacks like Pretzel Crisps or Simply7 Snacks. Just because something is better for you doesn’t mean that there is no taste!

Exercise

More? Less? Better? Longer? Well, that’s up to you. I strive to work out 4-5 times a week, so I don’t want to add in any additional days really. But, I do want to exercise more. Run a bit longer, go to Jazzercise then go for a walk or bike ride with the kids later in the day. Wear my Bamboo Fit Performance Apparel from Cariloha more – not only because I love the look and feel, but because it means I am making a better ME by exercising. Again, the key here is to be realistic with your goals. Don’t say that you want to run 5 miles a day 5 days a week when you have never done that before. Just strive for something that will make you a better you. Not a different you, just a better you.

Do Something for You That You Usually Don’t Do

This can be something really simple. For me, it’s simply putting on mascara a few times a week. I work at home, so I never really think about make-up, but I think it takes me less than 30 seconds to swipe on mascara, and I can definitely tell you that it makes me feel a bit better. Put on lip gloss for no particular reason. Wear your hair down. Wear your favorite boots on a Monday instead of a date night. Wear a dress to the bus stop. Shower before lunch. Go to bed early one night. Stay up late watching movies one night.

And one last suggestion, once you come up with your New Year’s resolutions, write them down or put them in your phone. That way you can glance at them from time to time.

Treat Your Feet to Bamboo Softness with Cariloha’s New Bamboo Socks

22 Jan

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Cariloha this week launched its spring 2015 bamboo sock collection for men and women – all socks are made from eco-friendly bamboo-fabric blends and designed by Cariloha’s Product Team. Available exclusively at Cariloha stores and online, this season’s sock line showcases bold, new colors and designs that feature even more bamboo benefits and comforts than any previous sock line.

“Fans of comfortable, stylish socks who are also looking for all-natural sock alternatives instead of exclusively synthetic socks will find a pleasing variety of options in Cariloha’s bamboo sock collection,” said Scott Brady, Cariloha AVP of Communications. “They’re knit together with odor-resistant bamboo-fabric blends and have an equal measure of cozy and stylish.”

All bamboo sock styles feature hand-linked toe seams for a seamless bulk-free toe, reinforced plush foot bed and toe for added durability and plush comfort, and compression-knit band on the sock arch for even more support and comfort.

This line includes new colors and styles in the following sock options:
Women’s Boot Socks: Striped Teal/Lime, Lattice Brown/Red, Lattice Aqua/Blue, Striped Aqua/Blue, Striped Brown/Red and Lattice Teal/Lime (Retail Price: $15)
Women’s Trouser Socks: Black, Navy and Ivory (Retail Price: $12)
Women’s Athletic Socks: White/Orchid and White/Caribbean Breeze (Retail Price: $15)
Women’s Ankle Socks: White/Green, White/Gray, and Black/Gray (Retail Price: $12)
Men’s Designer Trouser Socks: Block Slate, Block Green, Stripes Slate, Stripes Green, and Stripes Brown (Retail Price: $15)
Men’s Solid Trouser Socks: Black, Navy and Tan (Retail Price: $12)
Men’s Athletic Socks: White/Cadet Blue and Black/Carbon (Retail Price: $15)
Men’s Ankle Socks: White/Green, Carbon/Black, and Black/Gray (Retail Price: $12)
Men’s Crew Socks: Black/Gray, Carbon/Black, and White/Green (Retail Price: $12)

All new socks are offered in two sizes – Women’s (S/M 5-8), Women’s (L/XL 8-12), Men’s (S/M 7-10) and Men’s (L/XL 10-13).

“Bamboo breathes easier than exclusively cotton-based socks,” said Brady. “Your feet stay cooler when exercising or just walking around. The bamboo naturally fights odor-causing bacteria and wicks away moisture, so your feet sweat and stink less when wearing bamboo socks.”

Cariloha’s bamboo socks have carried Cariloha-sponsored Miles 2 Give runners for 3,000+ miles across the USA and 10,000+ miles around the USA in 2013 and 2014. “Of all the socks I’ve ever worn for running or otherwise, nothing compares to the comfort, breathability, and softness of Cariloha’s bamboo socks – they’ve been on my feet for thousands of miles and never failed me once,” said, Landon Cooper, Miles 2 Give Founder and Runner.

“Ultra-soft, refreshingly cool fabrics like Cariloha’s are typically found in most high-end socks, but these proprietary Cariloha blends are unlike any other in today’s market because they’re made from bamboo,” said Brady. “Unlike exclusively synthetic fabrics, our bamboo-blended fabrics wick moisture away from the body and helps prevent odors naturally, without using chemicals or pesticides to do so, and still remains softer and 3 degrees cooler than other non-eco-friendly fabrics.”

Cariloha Bamboo socks come with a 90-day quality guarantee. If the socks don’t live up to the customers’ expectations, Cariloha will replace them without reservation. Socks are machine washable and tumble dried low, so maintenance is easy and worry-free.

You can see Cariloha’s entire women’s bamboo sock collection here, and the men’s sock collection here.

The Ultimate Guide to Organic Clothing

16 Jan

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Many people don’t worry about where their clothes come from or how they impact the environment. They don’t realize that most clothing items are made from plant fibers that have been radiated, genetically modified, or treated with synthetic or chemical pesticides. As you can imagine, those processes are tough on the environment. Thankfully, there is an alternative: organic clothing.

Clothes made from all-natural materials are part of the organic agricultural movement, which focuses on farming and processing methods that have as little impact on the air, soil, and water as possible. Make the switch to organic clothing and invest in the future of our planet by reducing your impact on the environment. How can you get started?

How to Identify Organic Clothing

In order to be considered organic, an item must comply with the USDA’s national standards. However, when it comes to clothing, not all organic options are created equal. The USDA only needs to approve the fibers used to make the clothing, not the product as a whole. So, it’s important to know what to look for when shopping for organic clothes.

• Agricultural certifications, such as those from the Organic Trade Association, let you know that the fibers of a piece of clothing were organically grown.
• Textile certifications from organizations like Oeko-Tex are proof that a particular clothing product or fabric was made in an eco-friendly fashion
• A Global Organic Textile Standards certification accounts for every step of the process, from the field to the finished product.

While you’re shopping, keep an eye out for these certifications. At the very least, watch for key terms like “low-impact dyes” or “no chemical finishes.”

You’ll have many different materials to choose from when it comes to organic clothing, each of them offering a unique set of eco-friendly benefits.

Bamboo Clothing

Clothing made from bamboo is growing in popularity as more people look for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. The plant itself needs very little water to grow quickly and can be farmed without pesticides, making it one of the best organic clothing options in terms of eco-friendliness.

Bamboo clothing is good for you, too. It’s surprisingly smooth, almost like silk, and doesn’t generate static. Microgaps allow for better moisture absorption and ventilation than cotton, and bamboo’s natural anti-bacterial properties mean less sweat and body odor.

Hemp Clothing

Hemp is also a popular choice for many organic products, including clothing items, since it grows easily without the help of pesticides and requires little water to flourish. With each growing cycle, hemp renews the soil around it, and the plant’s long roots stave off erosion. Plus, no part of the hemp plant is wasted since the seeds are used in oils and foods and the stalks are used for fiber.

Hemp fibers are sturdy, so clothes made from hemp are durable and long-lasting. Hemp’s sturdiness means that clothing tends to feel stiff, but the fibers can be combined with cotton or silk to make the material softer. Like bamboo, hemp clothing is breathable and absorbent as well as lightweight and mold-resistant, making it perfect for outdoor wear.

Organic Cotton Clothing

Organic cotton is the most common option for guilt-free fabric, having doubled in demand in recent years. Cotton crops account for around 25 percent of the world’s insecticide use and 10 percent of the pesticides, so organic cotton farms that avoid using these chemicals significantly reduce the earth’s exposure to them.
A wardrobe made up of organic clothes is just as stylish as one created with other products, so making the switch is easier than you think. All of these organic clothing options minimize exposure to harmful toxins in addition to helping create a more sustainable future for our planet.

Resources:

http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/crafts/sewing/organic-clothing3.htm

http://life.gaiam.com/article/organic-clothing-can-you-read-between-lines-tag

http://www.naturalclothingcompany.com/bamboo_clothing

http://eartheasy.com/wear_hemp_clothing.htm

http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/organic-cotton-benefits.aspx#axzz3M6G5SOHb

http://thegreenlivingcenter.com/node/137

Cariloha Opens First Store of 2015 in Falmouth, Jamaica

15 Jan

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Cariloha this week announced the opening of its second retail store on the island of Jamaica in the port city of Falmouth, 18 miles east of Montego Bay on Jamaica’s north coast. The 800-square-foot store is located on the cruise ship pier in the central shopping area near its sister brand, Del Sol, which is a separate retailer selling clothing and accessories that change colors with sunlight.

Cariloha has been rapidly expanding its international and domestic presence for the past seven years now with 18 corporately owned and 33 independently owned stores in 14 countries. Cariloha stores are found in Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados, Aruba, Curacao, Honduras, St. Maarten, Bahamas, Antigua, Bonaire, Jamaica and various cities throughout the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.

Additional Cariloha store openings are planned throughout 2015 in Destin, Florida, Whaler’s Village, Maui, and many more. The majority of the Cariloha brick-and-mortar stores are independently owned and are operated by licensed, contracted partners of Cariloha, LLC.

Cariloha Falmouth store owner, Deepu Lakhwani, who also owns and operates the Del Sol and Cariloha stores in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, first discovered Cariloha several years while operating other businesses in Jamaica. Having offices and permanent residences in Jamaica for several years now, the Lakhwani family deeply understands the market and clientele of this Western Caribbean port.

“Falmouth boasts a beautiful, colorful port shopping complex by the cruise terminal,” said Justin Moore, Cariloha Regional Sales Director. “The buildings are constructed in Georgian style, a nod to the town’s rich heritage, with two attractive plazas, Falmouth Square and Trelawny Square, which form focus points for the numerous shops. Being the only deep water port on the island, Falmouth will receive more than 200 cruise ship visits this year from all the major cruise lines.”

Cariloha’s bamboo apparel, bedding, fitness wear and bath goods contain several unique properties that attract customers to its bamboo fabrics. Bamboo is twice as soft to the touch as exclusively cotton fabrics and keeps you up to 3 degrees cooler. It naturally repels odor, wicks away moisture and is hypoallergenic, which comes in handy on a hot day in Jamaica.

Here are the Top 6 Things to Do in Falmouth, Jamaica (recommended by Trip Advisor)

1. Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon
2. Jacob Taylor Beach, Fishing Village, Craft Market
3. Red Stripe Beach
4. The River Bumpkin Farm
5. Reggae Walk of Fame and Museum
6. Water Square

Beside being able to shop at the Cariloha Bamboo store, what adventures, beaches or restaurants do you recommend in Falmouth, Jamaica?

Cariloha Introduces Winter 2015 Bamboo Scarf Collection

9 Jan

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Cariloha this week launched its winter 2015 bamboo scarf line, which is made from eco-friendly bamboo fabric and designed and inspired by Cariloha’s product designers.

Available exclusively at Cariloha stores and online, this year’s bamboo scarf collection features six modern scarf styles, which are all offered on various color, texture and design combinations.
“Our new bamboo scarves boast beautifully bold colors and irresistibly soft fabrics,” said Scott Brady, Cariloha AVP of Communications. They provide textural contrast to any of our Cariloha Bamboo tees or meld seamlessly with a bamboo hoodie or dress.”

Cariloha Bamboo Scarves Features:
NEW – Lightweight-style scarf fabric that’s ideal for warmer and cooler weather.
NEW – Geo Infinity Scarves geometric print design complements and coordinates perfectly with Cariloha’s Bamboo Style shirts.
NEW – Nautical Stripe Scarves are open ended and also coordinate well with our Bamboo Style shirts.
NEW – Dip-dyed Pashmina Scarves feature a soft color gradation from end to end. With this popular design being wider than other scarves, it has the versatility to wear as a scarf or a shawl. Essential for cool nights on the beach or boat.

“A Cariloha Bamboo scarf is a great accessory for summer nights when a jacket is too much but a tank or sleeveless top is too little,” said Brady. “Scarves can completely change the look and feel of an outfit. For customers who travel often, scarves become very useful because they can pack light and still pull off a variety of outfits for multiple occasions.”

Color Combinations: Geo Infinity Caribbean Coral Scarf, Geo Infinity Jade Scarf, Pashmina Jade Scarf, Pashmina Charcoal Scarf, Nautical Stripe Sea Glass Scarf, Nautical Stripe Caribbean Coral Scarf.

Four of the six bamboo scarves are made of 100% viscose from bamboo, while the other two consist of 57% cotton and 43% rayon from bamboo to provide a unique structure, texture and drape.

Retail price is $36.

“If customers are from a warm, humid climate, the hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking properties of the bamboo keep customers cooler and help prevent skin irritation, unlike non-bamboo fabrics,” said Brady. “Allergies, odors and heat are repelled easier because of the naturally occurring bamboo properties, which make the scarves ideal for a hot or cool day away from home.”

Cariloha Bamboo scarves come with a 90-day quality guarantee. If the scarves don’t live up to the customers’ expectations, Cariloha will replace them free. The bamboo scarves are machine washable and tumble dried low, so maintenance is easy and worry-free. They get even softer after washing.

How Long Will Your Clothes Live in a Landfill?

8 Jan

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For many of us, our relationship with waste is a short one, lasting as long as it takes to walk to the nearest trashcan. Once we dump our garbage, tie it up, and leave it by the curb, it’s easy to simply forget about it even though we know it’s not disappearing into thin air.

Garbage trucks often haul our waste to landfills, where it must sit until it decomposes. Food and other organic products may take less time to decompose, but some items, like our clothing, can sit there for years. How does this affect the environment?

How Landfills Work

Like it or not, landfills are a necessary part of our lives. Over half of the waste produced in the United States ends up in landfills, according to the EPA, so they play a critical role in how we deal with garbage. They are designed to isolate waste from the surrounding environment through the use of liners and a daily covering of soil. The idea is that burying the trash keeps it separate from groundwater, helping it stay dry and unexposed to air.

Still, landfills remain costly to the environment, with pollution occurring despite waste management crews’ best efforts to contain it. As waste decomposes, it can pollute local environments by releasing methane gas and contaminating the soil and groundwater.

The longer landfills stick around, the more likely it is for these things to happen. And, unfortunately, the very nature of landfills slows down decomposition. Without moisture and oxygen, waste biodegrades at a much slower rate, meaning we’ll be depending on landfills for a long time.

The Lifespan of Clothing in Landfills

Although you may not consider your discarded clothes to be waste, they do their part to contribute to the harmful environmental effects of landfills. The EPA reported that in 2012, rubber, leather, and textiles made up nearly 9 percent of the 251 million tons of waste produced in the U.S.

If banana peels, which usually decompose within a few days, made up 250.5 million tons of that figure, our dependency on landfills might not be so bad. Of course, that isn’t the case. Let’s take a look at how long various clothing items take to biodegrade in landfills:

• Cotton glove: 3 months
• Wool: 1 to 5 years
• Leather shoes: 25 to 40 years
• Nylon: 30 to 40 years
• Rubber boot sole: 50 to 80 years

Alternatives to Throwing Clothes Out

Instead of throwing your unwanted clothes into the garbage, reduce your impact on the environment by donating them or getting creative with reuse.

No matter what kind of clothing you’re getting rid of, someone could certainly use it. For example, your professional attire can go to disadvantaged women looking to make a great first impression at a job interview. Swapping clothes with your friends or family is also a great alternative to simply tossing them in the trash.

You can even repurpose your old clothes into new, useful items. Turn an unwanted T-shirt into a reusable grocery bag or transform ratty sweaters into mittens or pillow cases.

Organic Clothing

If you’re really interested in reducing our planet’s reliance on landfills, consider making the switch to organic clothing. Organic clothes break down much faster than regular clothes, and producing them is less harmful to the environment, making them an eco-friendly choice from start to finish. Bamboo clothing, for example, is made without the use of pesticides or harmful finishes, and it breaks down quickly because it’s plant-based.

Even though landfills may be a necessary evil, it doesn’t hurt to take steps towards phasing them out. By donating or repurposing unwanted clothing and investing in clothes that biodegrade easily, you’ll be on the road to greener living.

Resources:

http://recycling.about.com/od/Resources/fl/How-Long-Does-It-Take-Garbage-to-Decompose.htm

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/landfill3.htm

http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/index.htm

http://livelifegreen.com/landfills-and-th-environmental-effects/

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/landfill7.htm

Best Companies to Work For – Cariloha

31 Dec

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Cariloha parent company, PW Companies, was recognized this month as Best Company to Work For by Utah Business Magazine.

The evaluation for the Best Companies to Work For was based upon feedback from a private survey completed by PW Companies’ employees themselves. We had great responses to the survey, and we’re honored to have been selected for this company recognition, particularly as the judges were largely our amazing employees!

There was tremendous participation this year and the competition was strong. PW Companies was classified as a Medium company size and 74 of PW Companies’ employees took the on-line survey.

100 points were possible in each survey category. Employers filled out the Corporate Profile and employees provided the input for the scoring in all other categories. The overall score is a weight of 25% of the Corporate Profile and 75% of the Employee Survey score.

The Best Companies of 2014 were featured in December’s issue of Utah Business Magazine. Here’s a snip-it from that article:

Not everyone can say they love the company they work for, but that’s not a problem at the 35 companies we’re honoring in our annual Best Companies to Work For program. These companies strive to create an environment for employees that makes going to work something to look forward to every day. From traditional benefits like great health insurance plans and 401(k) offerings to more unique ones like daily free lunches and unlimited time off, these companies have a handle on what it means to value their employees. Join us as we celebrate the 2014 Best Companies to Work For.

How do we determine the Best Companies to Work For?

Any company with a Utah presence is encouraged to participate in the Best Companies to Work For program. The process involves two surveys: one for a company’s HR/corporate department to complete and the other for the company’s employees to complete. The surveys ask questions about benefits and compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, management, etc. Once the surveys have been completed, the responses are scored based on a point system and the highest-ranking organizations are deemed the Best Companies to Work For.

Read and see the entire Best Companies to Work For article here.

PW Companies has an incredibly low turnover rate with more than 60 of its 100+ employees who have been with the company for 7-10+ years. Their office space emphasizes being passionate about what you do, having fun together at work and at non-work activities, being trustworthy, and working as a team.

PW Companies has organized a proven infrastructure, where each employee is empowered to execute his role and achieve positive results that help accomplish the company’s overarching goals and objectives.