Travel in Comfort with Cariloha’s Bamboo Neck Pillow

26 Nov

On your next getaway, start and finish your journey in bamboo comfort with Cariloha’s ultra-soft bamboo neck pillow.

Now you can give your neck and head the rest and relaxation they deserve.

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Our new bamboo neck pillow is available in charcoal jacquard color in select Cariloha stores, for the time being, and is priced at $30 retail. Customers can also get a free bamboo neck pillow with the purchase of two apparel items, no dollar minimum. Excludes sale items and accessories.

Bamboo Neck Pillow

  • Packs away easily in a matching bamboo pouch
  • Supports your neck and head while resting
  • Removable, washable bamboo cover
  • Inflate and customize pillow firmness with adjustable valve
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    While these bamboo neck pillows have been thoroughly field tested and are incredibly soft and comfortable, I’m personally looking forward to testing one out on my long flight to and from India next week for a wedding of a fellow Cariloha co-worker. I’m confident that this neck pillow is going to make the flight a lot more enjoyable. When I get back, I’ll let you know how the neck pillow helped via our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook sites.

    Happy, comfortable travels!

    Cariloha Launches Fall-Winter Bamboo Fitness Wear Line

    21 Nov

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    Cariloha this week launched its fall and winter Bamboo Fit line for men and women – all fitness wear items 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 fitness wear includes several base layer and exterior layer options, along with a full selection of tops and bottoms that give customers more choices for their various fitness needs.

    Fitness and active lifestyle fans alike who are looking for all-natural active wear instead of exclusively synthetic active wear will find it in the Cariloha Bamboo Fit line, which features naturally odor resistant, moisture-wicking bamboo-blended fabrics.

    This newest line includes new colors and styles for the following clothing options: Women’s Racerback Cross Tanks, Women’s Athletic V-Neck, Women’s Yoga Tank, Women’s Fitted Yoga Pants, Women’s Athletic Legging, Women’s Athletic Cropped Pant, Women’s Headband, Men’s Athletic Crew, Men’s Core Sleeveless, Men’s Performance Jersey Polo, Men’s Training Shorts, Men’s Fitted Long Sleeve, Men’s Track Pants, Men’s Training Shorts, Men’s Training Pants, and Men’s Compression Shorts

    “We’ve purposely created fabric blends that maximize Cariloha’s comfort and bamboo-benefit standards without compromising the structure, durability and elasticity that you expect in outstanding fitness wear,” said Scott Brady, Cariloha AVP of Communications. “The new styles are also meant to pair together and feature the same color story that works throughout the entire fitness line.”

    “Ultra-soft, refreshingly cool fabrics like Cariloha’s are typically found in most active wear clothing styles, but the Bamboo Fit line is unlike any other in today’s market because it’s made from bamboo,” said Brady. “Unlike exclusively synthetic fabrics, our bamboo-blended clothing wicks 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.”

    Customers looking to enhance their bamboo clothing wardrobe and lifestyle will appreciate having a broader selection of all-natural clothing styles to work out in. “Careful consideration has gone into the line,” said Brady. “We market tested these fitness styles in select Cariloha stores, and the results indicated a high demand for soft, natural alternatives to fitness wear, which we’re now proud to provide in all Cariloha stores worldwide.”

    Fans of the bamboo active wear can expect new additions to Cariloha’s Bamboo Fit line approximately twice per year. Currently, the clothing line makes up about 15 percent of Cariloha’s bamboo product mix and takes up about the same retail space in a typical 1,000-square-foot Cariloha store.

    Bamboo Fit Features:
    • Performance-weight fabric
    • Naturally odor resistant for extended wear
    • Athletic sewing details with reinforced seams that offer durability and style
    • Versatile garments that can be worn for first-layer comfort or as a top layer for more protection
    • 4-way stretch for comfort and mobility; lightweight, wicks moisture and regulates body temps keeping you dry and comfortable in all weather conditions

    Cariloha Bamboo Fit products come with a 90-day quality guarantee. If the fitness wear doesn’t live up to the customers’ expectations, Cariloha will replace them without reservation. The tops and bottoms are machine washable and tumble dried low, so maintenance is easy and worry-free. They get even softer after washing.

    You can see Cariloha’s entire Bamboo Fit line here.

    Meet Miles 2 Give

    21 Nov

    Cariloha has been a proud sponsor of Miles 2 Give, a passionate organization of philanthropist runners who have dedicated their lives to finding a cure to Sarcoma cancer.

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    This year, the organization is fundraising their efforts for research through the Huntsman Cancer Institute as they physically run and tour 10,000 miles around the United States wearing our Cariloha Bamboo fitness gear. They started running counter-clockwise from Times Square, New York City in May to return back to Times Square in December. At the moment, they’re in Galveston, Texas. All money raised on their tour goes directly to Sarcoma cancer research. So many individuals make this movement a reality, and Cariloha is honored to be a proud sponsor of Miles 2 Give’s pursuit to give and inspire.

    Landon Cooper, Miles 2 Give founder, uses several tools to take on this 10,000-mile journey. Every day is a different journey with its own struggles and blessings. We recently had the opportunity to interview Landon to showcase the 2014 Miles 2 Give tour.

    What are your team’s daily inspirations? What keeps you moving?

    Running, art, and family. All of it comes down to a peaceful and comfortable approach to the universal pursuit, which is to give and inspire. It’s simply a reflection of us and the human race. It’s the reflection of the spirit of a warrior and the reflection of us as a hungry and passionate human race. The responsibility to be a part of that movement of inspiration is something that we feel with the deepest parallel of Cariloha. We have many more miles to go and Cariloha is helping us make that possible.

    What inspired the birth of Miles 2 Give?

    I’ve been a runner for 28 years. I was involved with soccer and competitive running when I was younger. I was euphorically running in my corporate life. In 2009, a friend of mine was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer (Sarcoma) which triggered a waterfall of serendipitous events to bring me to create a platform of connectivity, peace, love, and transparency for the warriors and families worldwide. Ever since the unity of Cariloha and Miles 2 Give in 2012, it has been amazing to be part of an organic evolution of a 5-miles-per-hour billboard of awareness and inspiration. It’s a beautiful feeling.

    What drives your passion for long-distance running?

    I’ve come a long way. After last year’s run across the country, I was overcome with the responsibility to provide layers of inspiration for any warrior, or victim of cancer. Love drives my passion for this movement. The running side is just secondary. What is primary is the rolling museum of connectivity and Life Elevated (THE RV) and promoting everyone who makes the tour possible and highlighting the families that we do run into. My main passion is to make people realize that they’re not alone on this battle with cancer.

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    What are your primary goals for Miles 2 Give’s 2014 tour?

    We’re trying to bring positive movement to a dark subject. We’re trying to focus on the reflection of the families. We hope to inspire a more positive attitude in knowing that these warriors are not alone. Whether we are on the RV, or out on a run, there is some similarity that they get from us. When we go through the unknown, we don’t give up. When a warrior sees that, they have some relativity that they can connect with.

    After this run, what is next for Miles 2 Give?

    When we finish, I would love to present a nice check to Huntsman Cancer Institute for research for less toxic treatment options. We also hope to inspire in more ways than just running around the United States and meeting with warriors. We hope to provide more healing forms of art. Whether it be yoga, meditation, painting, or poetry, we want to inspire a more infinite inspiring atmosphere.

    Landon Cooper and the entire Miles 2 Give team are inspiring in more ways than they know. To get involved, or follow their journey, you can find more information on their blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

    PW Companies selected as a Top Workplace

    16 Nov

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    PW Companies (Cariloha’s parent company) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Wasatch Front Top Workplaces.

    The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace.

    PW Companies is the parent company of international retail brands, Del Sol and Cariloha. Del Sol is the world’s largest retailer of clothing and accessories that change color with sunlight, and Cariloha is the only multi-store retailer in the world to provide an entire store experience that’s completely merchandised with clothing, bedding and bath goods made from eco-friendly bamboo. PW Companies has an incredibly low turnover rate – more than 60 of its 110 employees have been with the company for 5-10+ 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.

    “The main reason for our success as a company is our amazing people, and winning this award helps validate that,” said Jeff Pedersen, CEO and President of PW Companies. “We have more than 1,000 people who work for us in 28 countries and growing, and I love working with them – whether it’s in the stores on the front lines at our distribution center or at our corporate building. I trust them, I enjoy working with them and they have a burning desire to succeed. They continually amaze me with the obstacles they overcome and the feats they accomplish.”

    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.

    Here are just a few of the benefits at the PW Companies workplace that make the company’s culture tops:

    • Generous Recognition Plan includes weekly and monthly monetary rewards, and multiple annual $2,500 “Live Your Dream” rewards for outstanding employees.
    • Telecommuting Opportunities and Flexible Work Scheduling
    • Frequent Company Parties
    • Frequent Company Retreats, Raffles & Product Giveaways
    • Paid Gym Membership and Game Room
    • Fully Stocked Kitchen and Frequent Catered Meals
    • Generous Compensation Plan, 401(k) Match, and Free, One-On-One, Private Financial Consulting
    • Performance-Based Bonuses
    • Store Simulators for continuous Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Contribution to HSA Accounts

    The Salt Lake Tribune published the complete list of Top Workplaces on November 16. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.

    Cariloha Opens on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts

    13 Nov

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    Cariloha this week opened its newest store on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts under store owner Panchito Morales who also owns Cariloha stores in Antigua; Roatan, Honduras; Turks & Caicos and Belize. Cariloha is the only retailer on the island selling exclusively clothing, bedding and bath goods made from bamboo.

    The Cariloha store is located in a recently renovated retail space within the cruise ship terminal shopping center only a minute’s walk from the cruise ships. The store is managed and staffed by local employees and is open to cruise passengers and local clientele. The new store is approximately 800 square feet and is located in the same shopping center as 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 six years now with 14 corporately owned and 34 independently owned stores in 14 countries. Cariloha stores are found in Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados, Aruba, Curacao, Honduras, St. Maarten, Bahamas, Antigua, Bonaire and various cities throughout the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.

    Additional Cariloha store openings are planned in late November and December 2014 and quarter one of 2015 in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Houston, and many more. Independently owned Cariloha stores are operated by licensed, contracted partners of Cariloha, LLC.

    All Cariloha store guests receive a free bamboo lei (necklace) just for stopping by the store, which helps proliferate the bamboo, eco-friendly attitude even more. Cariloha staffers encourage visitors to touch and feel the bamboo-soft difference of their shirts, bed sheets, towels, and hand bags for themselves.

    Located in the Eastern Caribbean about 1,200 miles from Miami, this small island is intoxicatingly beautiful. Its sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most attractive islands in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans didn’t colonize until the British arrived in 1623.

    Welcome aboard to the Cariloha St. Kitts Teams!

    Cariloha Bamboo Sheets Take a Bedroom to a Higher Level of Comfort

    7 Nov

    Cariloha Bamboo sheets continue to attract customers seeking the best in naturally luxurious linens. Not only are they softer than other natural and synthetic fabrics, but they also keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer thanks to bamboo’s inherent thermal-regulating properties. They’re extremely helpful for people who suffer from night sweats, skin irritations or sensitivities. If that wasn’t enough, bamboo sheets and towels are odor resistant and good for the environment, too. But, don’t take our word for it…

    Read the helpful insights from this media product reviewer who shares her personal, unbiased experiences with Cariloha Bamboo Bed Sheets

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    By Adventures of Mommyhood

    While it’s not MY job to tell you what should be included in your bedroom or nighttime routine, I do feel compelled to let you know what goes on between MY sheets these days….

    Such. Amazing. Sleep. Wow.

    I thought I was going to have to make a continuation of my series that was “Flippin’ in Flakes” or something. I felt like we’d never be sleeping in our own, new bed in our own new house. Let alone sleeping so well! We’re there now. It all started.

    While we were strolling down the street in Juneau, Alaska this summer and my son was on a “scavenger hunt for treasures,” one of the ways we found FREE fun in cruise towns. All those coupons for trinkets that get you in to stores make fantastic treasures for kids and a great afternoon of family fun wandering around town! Well, during one of our stops, the task was to “feel the difference” between your run-of-the-mill cotton sheets, nicer Egyptian cotton sheets, and Bamboo sheets. WOW.

    The moment that my fingertips grazed the bamboo sheets I knew I needed one day to roll around and dream sweet dreams on this textile. It was cool to the touch, soft as the best “lovies” and cuddle blankets, but also light and I wanted to experience more! Where were we? We were exiting the Cariloha store in the downtown area of Franklin Street.

    Caribbean style + Hawaiian aloha = pure bliss!

    So naturally, a few months later while planning my Flippin’ for Fall Series, I wanted to find a few unique embellishments, if you will, that can take a ho-hum room to the next level and make it a special, cozy, amazing space in your home. I don’t have a budget like the HGTV shows, so I had to be creative and write realistically, since most of us do not have that kind of monetary freedom! That meant cozy as it might be, I wouldn’t be including a jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom plans.

    This goal could however be accomplished with some pieces that were plush, lux accessories but were also functional items that one would use and could afford to implement into a room design. Those perfect few items included bamboo sheets, a luxurious towel set, and even a little extra bonus for mom and all her hard work: cozy socks!

    I washed the sheets that had a bit of a vinegar-esque smell from in the new package and they were incredibly quick drying. They do wrinkle easily, but for me being really pregnant wrestling with king-size anything could do just as much damage as a dryer! So, pardon a few wrinkles, I ironed the set once, very carefully with a slightly damp towel barrier – you do have to treat these nicely, low heat, wash on cold or cool, etc. But they come out feeling wonderful and are easy to care for. I love that they are cool to the touch, since I’m always warm. I am constantly flipping my pillow to take advantage of the “cool side.” Even in the dead of winter. So the combination of bamboo sheets and a down comforter make the ultimate pairing!

    The bamboo sheets are smooth and soft, silky against your legs and arms. I was hesitant to use them on our “family bed” — but with pull ups and the mattress protector, I guess there is only so much we can do! We’re taking the chance since these linens are too good to pass up! The colors are zen, calming. We chose Sage, but there is also a light blue and a neutral color. They are a tad slippery — which I love! I was able to get a nice, snug fit on the mattress and they are true to size.

    Cariloha is a one-stop shop for all things soft, sustainable and stunning for home, bath, and even your own body! We have a king-size bed now that acts as our family bed for now, though the kids room does have bunk beds that are occasionally used, and we have a full-size bed in our guest/dad room. Yes, my husband gets the boot sometimes (usually self-imposed) so that he can get more sleep before work!

    We can now feel like we are treating our guests to an experience akin to a Hilton or Sandals (at least with the offering of our linens and bathroom textiles!) That is where the resort experience usually ends, with the appearance of crazy tots and park playdates…but…for a few glimmering moments, they might be expecting that instead of a drooling kiddo coming through the door, it could be housekeeping or a spa attendant!

    Read Adventures of Mommyhood’s entire review of bamboo sheets here.

    Cariloha Introduces Resort Bamboo Sheets Collection

    6 Nov

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    Cariloha’s Resort sheets, duvets and pillowcases are made of eco-friendly viscose from bamboo and are part of Cariloha’s bamboo bedding line.

    Cariloha this week launched its Resort Collection, including sheets, pillowcases and duvets, which are made from eco-friendly bamboo-fabric blends and designed by Cariloha’s product and design team. Available exclusively at Cariloha stores and on Cariloha.com, the new bamboo Resort Collection not only expands Cariloha’s bedding line, but also provides customers with several bedding options that complement their natural-luxury lifestyle.

    Cariloha’s Resort Collection will be offered in addition to its Classic Collection and will feature the following eight modern sheet and duvet colors: White, Ivory, Island Spa, Hawaiian Sand, Caribbean Mint, Shoreline Gray, Blue Lagoon, and Graphite.

    “After spending a restful week at a luxury beach resort and falling in love with those dreamy-soft bed sheets, you may have a hard time giving it all up and coming back to reality,” said Scott Brady, Cariloha AVP of Communications. “Now you don’t have to. Our Resort Collection sheets and duvets are designed to let you take the comfort and quality of a beach resort home with you.”

    Resort Sheet Features & Benefits

    • Made from luxurious 320 thread count Cariloha Bamboo Sateen.
    • Cariloha’s renowned sheet softness is enhanced by a sateen finish that provides an exquisitely soft, smooth feel. It’s the ultimate in comfort and will become an everyday indulgence of true natural luxury.
    • Subtle-sheen look and elegant draping make for a timeless, perfected sheet set.
    • Advanced box-stitch seam construction for added durability on corners of fitted sheet.
    • Made with meticulous care, being sensitive to every detail, these sheets can be laundered regularly and continued use will only make them softer and more comfortable.
    • Exclusive, yet subtle Cariloha woven branding labels are featured on the top corner of the flat sheet, and on the vertical seam of the fitted sheet.
    • Fitted sheets also feature a tonal Cariloha print on the side of the fitted sheet, further highlighting and branding Cariloha.
    • Sheet set includes 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet and 2 pillowcases. • Fitted sheet fits mattresses up to 18” deep.
    • The fabric content of the Resort bed sheets, duvets and pillowcases is 100% viscose from bamboo.
    • Retail price range: $239 (queen sheets) – $259 (king sheets), $49 (king pillowcases) – $44 (standard pillowcases), and $239 (king duvets) – $219 (queen duvets).

    “You may think that you can’t improve on perfection, but we did,” said Jeff Pedersen, Cariloha Founder and CEO. “We’ve taken the softest, most comfortable sheets on the planet and made them even softer. To grasp what I’m talking about, we encourage all our customers to touch and feel the bamboo fabric swatches to feel the softness of bamboo sheets for themselves.”

    Resort Duvet Features & Benefits
    • Exclusive, yet subtle Cariloha woven branding labels on the bottom corner seam of the duvet.
    • Features hidden wooden button closure.
    • Duvet set includes 1 duvet and 2 pillow shams.
    • Shams have 2” mitered flanges and a French-flap closure.

    Package & Branding Features & Benefits
    • Resort Collection sheets, duvets and pillowcases are carefully packaged in silk-screened, stylized boxes with Cariloha’s signature-branded colors.
    • Box framework not only protects the Resort Collection, but also gives a refined feeling of prestige and prominence that’s all their own.
    • Self-fabric casing also envelopes the sheets and provides a secure, first-rate feel, along with functionality and long- term storage benefits.

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

    Cariloha’s Resort Collection comes with a 90-day quality guarantee. If the sheets, duvets or pillowcases don’t live up to the customers’ expectations, Cariloha will replace them without reservation. All items are machine washable and tumble dried low, so maintenance is easy and worry-free. They get even softer after washing.

    MountainWest Capital Network’s Utah 100 Awards Recognizes Cariloha as one of Utah’s Fastest Growing Companies

    31 Oct

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    MountainWest Capital Network honored Cariloha, international retailer of bamboo clothing, bedding and bath goods, as the 17th fastest-growing company in Utah.

    At the 20th annual Utah 100 Awards, Cariloha climbed to number 17 out of the top 100 fastest-growing companies in Utah. Cariloha was among other successful businesses, such as Huntsman Corporation, Vivint, USANA, Nu Skin, and Ancestry.com that were also ranked on this year’s lists, as well as many other nationally recognized Utah-based businesses.

    The 2014 Utah 100 rankings are determined from thousands of eligible companies throughout the state representing all industries. The full list recognizes 100 fastest-growing companies, 15 top revenue-growth companies, and 15 emerging elite businesses, all of which are Utah-based, for-profit entities. Awards in the 100 fastest-growing categories are based on percentage revenue increases from 2009 through 2013.

    “We are excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100 Event with one of the strongest groups of companies we have recognized,” said Reed Chase, president of MWCN. “Greatness is inherent in these companies, and many are recognized as market leaders in their respective fields. We’re honored to highlight their accomplishments and look forward to another amazing 20 years of calling out Utah success stories.”

    Top Revenue Increase winners have the largest dollar amount of revenue growth over the same five-year measuring period. Emerging Elite companies are selected from among companies with less than five but more than two years of operation that show significant promise for future success. Cariloha experienced more than 800% growth in the last three years and has continued to climb substantially in 2014.

    “Being recognized in the 17th spot out of Utah’s 100 fastest-growing companies helps validate our staffs’ dedicated efforts and supports our growth initiatives that are taking Cariloha into new markets across the map,” said Scott Brady, Cariloha’s AVP of Communications. “Cariloha customers can expect even more bamboo product options in dozens of new store locations over the next several months and throughout 2015.”

    The Utah 100 awards come after recent expansion into 47 retail locations in 14 countries, and more than 100 new additions to Cariloha’s bamboo product mix, including bamboo resort sheets, bamboo fitness wear, bamboo bath mats, bamboo socks, bamboo clothing styles for men and women, and many more.

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