Cariloha Expands Bamboo Towel Collection with Washcloth and Hand Towel Sets

3 Jul

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Cariloha this week introduced new versions of its bath towels, bath sheets and bath towel sets, along with all-new hand towel and washcloth sets. All towels and washcloths are made from Cariloha’s signature ultra-soft, eco-friendly bamboo viscose. The entire bath collection is available exclusively at Cariloha stores and on Cariloha.com

The bamboo towels, hand towels and washcloths feature new yarn weight, new pile length, new low/zero twist fibers, new GSM weight, and new colors — all designed and developed to make the collection softer, stronger, and more stylish for the customer.

“We anticipate that by expanding the bath line our customers will have further opportunity to create a lifestyle of natural luxury and resort-tier opulence in their own bathrooms,” said Scott Brady, Cariloha AVP of Communications.

If customers are from a warm or humid climate, the odor-resistant properties of the towel set come in handy; i.e., they don’t stink like mildew after a few days. If they’re from a cooler climate, then the towels’ thermo-regulating properties will keep them warm after a shower.

“Finding quality bath goods that combine luxury softness and odor resistance into one amazing towel can be hard to come by these days,” said Brady. “Our new bamboo towel, hand and wash cloth sets are just the answer. They’re ultra-soft, naturally odor-resistant, and highly absorbent.”

Bamboo Bath Towel Collection Features & Benefits
• NEW GSM: 650 GSM (grams per square meter) material weight/construction provides an extremely plush, fluffy towel, while keeping its weight and soft texture. This new fabrication is being made to add longevity to the softness of our towels after multiple washes.
• NEW Content: 52% Egyptian Cotton / 48% Bamboo – We’re getting the best combination of both bamboo and Egyptian cotton benefits – with bamboo having four times the absorbency, softness and odor-preventative properties as any other towel material on the market, and the cotton helping to keep it light and fluffy.
• NEW Yarn: 12/1 – These towel sets are optimized for softness, weight and plushness – not too thin and not too thick – just right.
• NEW Pile Length: Shorter – resists fraying – no more snags.
• NEW Twist: Low/Zero Twist – made with long, stable fibers that are faster drying, as they allow more air to get into the fibers.
• NEW Colors: Island Spa and Shoreline Gray
• NEW Updated Colors: Hawaiian Sand, Caribbean Mint and Blue Lagoon coordinate with our color palette.

Hand Towel Set Retail Pricing = $34
Washcloth Set Retail Pricing = $24
Bath Towel Set Retail Pricing = $69
Bath Towel Retail Pricing = $39
Bath Sheet Retail Pricing = $59

Cariloha bamboo bath goods come with a 90-day quality guarantee. If the towels or washcloths don’t live up to the customers’ expectations, Cariloha will replace them free.

10 Ways to Have a Luxurious Picnic

1 Jul

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Make this 4th of July one of the most comfortable ever with a relaxing, luxurious picnic for the entire family.

Throwing the perfect picnic is easier than you think. And, to help you make it happen, we’ve put together the following list of 10 ways to pull off a luxurious picnic without any stress:

1. Find the perfect picnic blanket. Get something comfortable and inviting. A throw blanket is the ideal size to stretch out and unwind.

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2. Create a comfortable, inviting mood. You can do this by adding even more natural light. It’ll make your picnic more charming. A little candle makes a big difference in how you’ll feel and how you’ll communicate during your picnic. If you’re worried about bugs, make it a citronella candle.

3. Bring fresh-cut flowers. Make it elegant by cutting fresh flowers from your garden and putting them in a vase. If you don’t have access to flowers, grab an arrangement at your local market. It further creates a fun, intimate setting.

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4. Eat clean. Change up what you eat by bringing along some fresh, clean snacks, rather than a full-course meal. Whether you’re cooling down with some refreshing ice cream, or grilling up some barbecue goodness, add some clean fruits or veggies to the mix. Nothing more satisfying than fresh berries in the heat of summer.

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5. Infuse your water. Promote more water consumption by flavoring up your water. When filling up your ice trays, try adding some fresh mint, berries, lemon, cucumber, or coconut before freezing. This encourages you to stay hydrated in the heat by adding some refreshing flavor to your ice water.

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6. Use glass over paper. Bring dishes rather than paper or plastic. This simple tip cuts down your impact on the environment while adding a more sophisticated feel to your picnic.

7. Bring your own linens. Cut down waste by bringing cloth napkins. They’re reusable and will give your picnic a more refined look.

8. Provide a centerpiece. Setting up a picnic can be difficult without a stable centerpiece. We suggest bringing your own tray or cutting board to provide support for your food and drinks. For convenience, make sure that your drinking cups/jars have lids. This can prevent a mess from happening during your picnic.

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9. Bring pillows. Laying out some indoor pillows on your blanket will add even more comfort to your picnic setting.

10.Keep it cool. Choose a spot with plenty of shade. Trees, tents, or umbrellas are all options to hide from the sun.

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There you have it. Gather your food, your blanket, and your loved ones and enjoy the great outdoors this weekend in cool, comfortable style. The perfect picnic can easily be duplicated without any stress and is right at your fingertips. What other fail-proof picnic tips do you have? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to learn what works for you.

Neon Trees Rock Harder after Comfier Night’s Sleep

26 Jun

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Cariloha wishes American rock band, Neon Trees, the most comfortable tour to date! We had the opportunity to give all four band members new bamboo bedding and bamboo graphic tees to add comfort to their nationwide tour that kicked off earlier this month in Utah and finishes in Boston, Mass. in late July.

Pictured above left to right: Elaine Bradley (drums, percussion, vocals), Chris Allen (guitar, vocals), Courtney Clayborn (Cariloha Account Manager), Tyler Glenn (lead vocals, keyboards), Branden Campbell (bass guitar, vocals), Shae VanDenBerghe (Cariloha Account Manager).

“When you’re rocking hard and sweating your guts out night after night on the stage, it’s nice to be able to collapse into a soft, comfortable bed at the end of the day surrounded by ultra-soft bamboo sheets,” said Scott Brady, Cariloha AVP of Communications. “If we can’t relieve your vocal cords, hopefully we can help rest your bodies.”

The band was really excited and grateful for the bamboo goods. They said it was going to be their first tour with comfy, luxury sheets.

Neon Trees is an American rock band from Provo, Utah. Known for their energetic live performances, the band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour dates for the band, The Killers. Not long after, the band was signed by Mercury Records and released their first album, Habits, in 2010. Their first single “Animal” climbed to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Alternative Rock chart. Neon Trees’ songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.

5 Duvet Covers Worth Investing In

25 Jun

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A down comforter can be a big investment; you can easily spend $500 or more on one filled with premium white goose down. If you love the look and comfort of a rich down comforter, a duvet cover is a great way to protect it. It serves two main functions: Extending the life of your comforter by cutting down on direct wear and tear and decreasing cleaning costs by protecting your comforter from spills and stains. After all, it’s expensive to professionally clean down, but most duvets are machine washable, so you can launder them at home.

Of course, duvet covers serve another function, as well: letting you quickly and easily change the decor in your room. If you’re wondering whether a duvet is right for you, take a look at these five duvet covers you might want to invest in.

The Luxurious Solid Color Cotton Sateen Duvet

Cotton sateen is a particular diagonal weave that results in a distinctive, lustrous, satin-like finish with the strength and durability of cotton. Sateen weaves typically have a higher thread count, resulting in extra softness and durability. Sateen duvets are easy to care for — a simple spin in the washer and dryer is all that’s required.

Solid color sateen duvets also blend well with almost any decor; you can change up the look with different accent pillows and throws.

The Environmentally Friendly Bamboo Duvet Cover

Textiles woven from bamboo fibers are incredibly soft and silky to the touch in addition to their notable durability. A bamboo duvet cover also contains natural odor-resistant and anti-allergy properties that make it particularly attractive. And, since bamboo requires no pesticides or fertilizer, textiles made from bamboo contain none of the irritating chemicals contained in most other fabrics.

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly materials on the planet. A bamboo duvet is a socially conscious option for people who enjoy a comfortable, green lifestyle.

The Breathable, Natural Linen Duvet

Linen is woven from flax and has a unique, elegant texture popular among high-end bedding designers. Linen is inherently breathable and drapes beautifully, giving your bedding a refined look. Most linen duvet covers come in gorgeous neutral shades with polished details such as monograms and embroidered piping.

Linen is a great fabric choice for duvets, since it is stronger than cotton and it retains its shape better. It has the added advantage of improving in texture wash after wash, so you’ll love it more the longer you own it.

The Sturdy, Reversible Brushed Twill Duvet

Cotton twill is an excellent choice in duvet fabric because it is sturdy and holds up well to repeated washings and wear and tear. You can even buy stain-resistant twill duvets, making them a natural choice for children’s rooms. Twill duvets tend to be less expensive compared to other fabrics and blends, so you can change them more frequently without breaking the budget. A reversible twill duvet stretches your decorating dollar even further.

The DIY Custom Duvet

For something truly unique, create your own custom duvet using a favorite drawing, photograph, or graphic design. You can design a duvet that perfectly matches your bedroom decor or highlight a favorite theme or design. These duvets are made of a resilient poly-cotton blend fabric specially treated for fade resistance, so your design holds up over multiple launderings. The DIY custom duvet is a fun way to liven up a small bedroom or dorm.

If you love your fluffy down comforter, why not spend the extra money and protect it with a duvet cover? No matter your budget, taste, and decor, it’s easy to find a duvet worth your dollars.

Resources:

http://www.coyuchi.com/organic-duvet-cover-sateen-pleated.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKEAjws5CrBRD8ze702_2dyjYSJAAAJK9yflA9bCYgriFYBLAnKpEsVys_-OpqXkqElXtZ4d50gRoCCnjw_wcB

http://www.cariloha.com/bed-bath/bedding/duvets.html

https://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1679039

http://www.denydesigns.com/products/create-your-own-custom-duvet-cover

Summer Heat Stealing Your Cool? Bamboo Can Help.

19 Jun

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After a long day of work and outdoor summer fun, you just want to collapse into a soft, cool bed without a care in the world. The last thing you want is sweaty, sticky discomfort when you’re simply trying to drift quickly and comfortably into slumberland. Cariloha Bamboo Sheets may be your answer for extinguishing unwanted night sweats and for staying cooler and comfier all night long.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Read this unbiased media review about Cariloha Bamboo Sheets by Tips from a Typical Mom and decide for yourself.

Did you know that clothing, sheets and towels could be made from bamboo? Neither did I until I found out about Cariloha.

Their claim is that bamboo is 3 degrees cooler than cotton and wicks moisture away from your body. It even helps repel odors and allergens and will keep you as soft and cool as the Caribbean breeze on a hot summer day.

Naturally, I was curious. I wanted to test out their claim for stating that bamboo fabrics could be soft and cool at the same time. So, I asked them to send me some bamboo sheets. That’s the ultimate test. Something you sleep on better be soft and cool at the same time. And guess what?

I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!

Not only do I love them, but my picky husband loves them more than me. He want’s to buy the towels, too.

I’m not kidding. The bamboo sheets are the softest I’ve felt. I told all my kids that they were made out of bamboo and they didn’t believe me. I think they still don’t believe me.

I’ve never slept better. These sheets really do keep me warm at night when my husband likes to keep the AC turned all the way up, but they also keep him cool because the bamboo fabric wicks moisture away from your body.

I wish you could reach your hand through the computer and feel how soft these bamboo sheets are for yourself!

Enough said. Try combating those summer heat waves with Cariloha’s bamboo fabrics and enjoy a cool, comfortable sleep every single night. Put Cariloha to the test – they guarantee their bamboo sheets with a lifetime quality guarantee. Enjoy!

9 Tips to Reclaim Bedtime

18 Jun

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Is bedtime at your house a bit chaotic? Here are 9 ways to reclaim bedtime for good.

Bedtime should be the most relaxing part of your day, but if you have kids, it might be what Jim Gaffigan describes as a hostage situation in reverse: Suddenly, you’ll do anything to get those kids into bed and make them stay there.

It’s not rocket science or even voodoo. It just takes a little planning and a willingness to take charge of bedtime, firmly but lovingly. Follow these 10 steps to reclaiming bedtime, and those nightly hostage negotiations will be a thing of the past.

1. Stick to a schedule

You don’t have to live your life by the clock, but it is important for all children to go to sleep at roughly the same time each day. The same goes for naps and wake-up times. Kids like knowing what the plan is, and a schedule trains their little bodies to know when to sleep.

2. Take care of your child’s physical needs before bed

Another key part of the schedule is taking care of their physical needs before you tuck them in bed. We’ve all had a kid suddenly need to use the bathroom, get a drink, etc. Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack, co-authors of The Sleep Easy Solution suggest stopping the game before it begins by taking care of everything your child could possibly need before bedtime. “This way,” they note, “you’ll be able to avoid negotiating with your child after lights out — and you’ll have the peace of mind to know that all her needs have been addressed.”

3. Take care of your child’s emotional needs before bed

All too often a child’s attempts to stall bedtime are an effort to get more of your attention. If he or she has been trying to get quality time with you all evening and bedtime is the first chance he or she gets you alone, suddenly all his or her neediness will come to the surface. Giving your child plenty of loving attention will help him or her feel secure before it’s time to say goodnight.

4. Make your child’s room a cozy, inviting place

“Your child’s environment plays a very important role in his or her ability to sleep well,” say Waldburger and Spivack, and we all want a soothing place to drift off to sleep. Tidy up the room before bed and remove anything that might be too distracting. Darken the room and use a soft nightlight, sound machine and soft bedding that provide the comfort they need to sleep sound and secure.

5. Have a bedtime routine

Kids love a healthy routine and knowing what will come next. A bedtime routine not only helps your child transition from the busy-ness of the day, it will help your child “develop sleep cues so that over time just doing the routine makes your child sleepy,” Waldburger and Spivack say.

6. Give your child some choices

At certain points throughout the routine, let your kids make a few choices, like which pajamas they’ll wear, which book(s) you’ll read or which song you’ll sing. Giving your children some measure of control over the bedtime process will weaken their resistance, making them more likely to cooperate and stop making so many contrary demands.

To keep things moving (and to help younger children), it may be best to let them choose between a few options you’ve preselected rather than giving them free rein. Which brings use to the next point:

7. Set clear rules about bedtime

To keep your nights from spiraling into chaos, you must set boundaries and consequences. Decide as a family what bedtime entails. Clearly lay out what your children may and may not do. Some of those boundaries will be included in the bedtime routine.

For example, if one book and two songs are part of the routine, your kids can’t keep asking for more (well, technically they can, but they’ll always get the same answer and soon learn that begging is fruitless). Your children also need to know what will happen if they choose to break the rules.

Having a set of rules and a plan in place will not only ensure that your children know what’s expected of them, it will help you be firm and calm when rules are inevitably broken.

8. Stick to your guns

Young children figure out the world and their place in it by testing limits. If those limits change each time they push, they’ll keep on pushing to see what will happen next. So don’t give in to requests for “more.”

Hold your children accountable for their actions and follow through with consequences — and don’t lose your cool when your kids are testing the boundaries or just plain freaking out. This new nighttime routine will be a change for them and they may be upset at first.

“Once you’ve explained the rules around bedtime and given your child a nice bedtime routine, she’ll feel some frustration as she learns that mommy and daddy will hold to the rules,” Waldburger and Spivack say. But, your children will also learn that they can “cope with those limits … and learn how to become great sleepers.”

9. Give yourself a good night’s sleep

You’ve finally ended the hostage situation and taught your kids to be excellent sleepers. Don’t you deserve a great night’s sleep, too? Make sure your needs are met and your to-do’s are taken care of before bed, and adopt your own soothing, tech-free bedtime routine. And don’t forget about those comfy sheets. Slipping into a soft, luxurious bed at the end of a long day is the perfect way to let go of your cares and peacefully slip into sweet, sweet slumber.

Visit Cariloha.com to find the perfect bedding to help you sleep well at night and make you feel like you are literally sleeping on clouds.

5 Impossibly Soft Blankets to Curl Up In

12 Jun

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Nothing beats curling up with a cuddly soft blanket and your favorite book on a rainy afternoon. And, who doesn’t love snuggling beneath a cozy throw on the sofa while watching your favorite movies on Netflix? If you’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to impossibly soft blankets, check out these favorites. From eco-friendly bamboo to lavish cashmere, you’ll find the blanket of your dreams.

Orvis Softest Blanket

With prices ranging from $49 for a throw to $98 for a king, this budget-priced Orvis Softest blanket feels like your favorite plush toy when you were a child. It’s so thick, you can dig your fingers deep into the lush polyester pile. There’s no sewn-on edging to fray or interfere with the cozy experience, and it’s available in three rich neutrals (chocolate, camel, and cream) and a cheery vivid ruby red. It’s easy care and inexpensive price tag make it your go-to blanket for an afternoon picnic or to drape on your chaise longue on the porch.

Cariloha Bamboo Throw

Bamboo blankets have the most luxurious hand feel, somewhere between cashmere and the deepest plush pile. The Cariloha bamboo throw is uniquely constructed: A lightweight polyester batting core is sandwiched between two thick and sensuously soft layers of plush bamboo fabric, giving it a super cuddly heft that feels great covering your body. If you’ve never experienced the uncommon softness and singular properties of bamboo, you’ll be shocked at how lush this blanket feels. At a price of just $119 for a 50-by-70-inch throw, you get the essence of cashmere at an affordable price. The Cariloha bamboo throw comes in three earthy colors: sand, harbor gray, and ocean blue.

Berkshire Blanket Shearling Ultrasonic Cable Pattern Blanket

Wonder what it feels like to curl up with a mink blanket? Or maybe with a soft, cuddly shearling throw? You can experience both with this mind-blowing blanket. Berkshire uses a revolutionary ultrasonic process to create a gorgeous, cable patterned blanket fabric that will never lose its texture or shape. The cable pattern on one side has the thick, nubby feel of authentic shearling; the reverse is a polymink fabric of unimaginable softness. The blanket comes in twin, full, queen, and king sizes and is available in a lovely natural creamy color. Its breathable fabric makes it suitable for year-round snuggling. It’s also easy on the budget, priced between $59 and $108.

Hudson’s Bay Multi Wool 6 Point Blanket

Don’t make the mistake of thinking scratchy when you hear the word wool. This thick, colorful Hudson’s Bay wool blanket is made in England using wool sourced from England, Wales, and New Zealand and employing the centuries-old techniques that made the Hudson’s Bay blanket a legend. The colorful fibers are carefully died and dried in the sun for lasting brightness, and the wool is hand selected for softness and warmth. These cozy blankets are water-resistant, perfect for huddling in round the campfire on your next camping trip. The blanket comes in queen size only and carries a hefty $495 price tag.

The Wool Company Geisha Cashmere Blanket

For the ultimate in indulgence, curl up under the Wool Company’s Geisha cashmere blanket. The cashmere fibers are hand selected for softness and whiteness; these blankets are made of untouched, undyed cashmere for unparalleled softness. This naturally creamy-white blanket wraps you in unbelievable luxury. Of course, opulence has its price: The Geisha blanket sells for about $1,000. This lovely Italian blanket is available in the equivalent of single and king sizes.

Don’t deprive yourself of the comfort of an impossibly soft blanket. Grab an ultra-luxe bamboo throw or a cuddly polymink blanket and curl up for an afternoon of pampering.

Resources:

http://www.orvis.com/p/the-softest-blanket-and-throw-ever/8t8k

http://www.cariloha.com/bed-bath/bedding/blankets/bamboo-throw-ocean-blue.html

http://www.berkshireblanket.com/product/shearling+ultrasonic+knit+pattern+blanket.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn

http://www.woolrich.com/woolrich/details/hudson-s-bay-multi-wool-6-point-queen-blanket/_/R-995060?_=1429666622632

http://www.thewoolcompany.co.uk/geisha-cashmere-blanket.html

10 Tips for Preparing for House Guests in Comfort & Style

11 Jun

Prepare for your house guests in style and comfort with these 10 tips and tricks from our friends over at Having Fun Saving.

School is out or almost out and that means people are planning summer vacations! What fun is summer without a little getaway?! That also means YOU may be getting some family and friends coming to visit for a few days. Since we live in Florida, we get visitors all year round. While we love getting visitors, I know that getting ready for visitors can sometimes add a little stress into your life. That’s why I wanted to share these tips to help you Prepare For House Guests. Having house guests is FUN!

Make Your Entry Way Inviting

Clean up the doorway and consider planting some flowers. Flowers always make people smile and will instantly warm up the front of your home.

Straighten Up

No need for a deep clean that will have you scrubbing for days, but dust, vacuum, and do a quick pick-up of toys etc.

Put on Clean, Luxurious Sheets

Fabulous sheets make for a fabulous night’s sleep! Get out your best sheets when making a bed for your guests. I use the softest sheets on the planet. The bamboo sheets by Cariloha will have your guests never wanting to leave! [which may or may not be a good thing] We always offer our bedroom to visiting adults. Add some flowers to a night stand for a personal touch.

Prepare a Place for Guests to Sleep

Don’t have a spare bedroom (like me!)? Guests not comfortable sleeping in your bed? Invest in an inflatable air mattress. Look for models with thicker padded tops (like the AeroBed Premier Cushioned Comfort, from $150, aerobed.com, target.com, etc.), or make sure your couch is clean and welcoming. My mom actually prefers to sleep on our large couch when she comes to visit, so I make sure there are comfy pillows and a fabulous blanket waiting for her.

Make Sure Toiletries are Available

A new bar of soap, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a razor, body lotion, and shampoo. Consider putting out a special shampoo and conditioner, I like VO5 Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime shampoo & conditioner. Want to go the extra mile? Put out the new VO5 Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil and Hot Oil treatment.

Put out Comfortable Towels

I love hotel towels, you know, the ones that are super soft and make you just want to wrap up in them. Well, make your guests feel that special! Put out your best towels and wash clothes. Tie a cute bow around them for a special added touch. I recommend Bamboo Towels from Cariloha. The towel sets are perfect for guests.

Put out a Clean, Soft Bath Mat

Let your guests feet be spoiled when they brush their teeth and exit the shower! I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer a soft bath mat over a hard-tiled floor.

Read the rest of Having Fun Saving’s list of 10 tips for preparing for house guests right here.

What other tips do you have for helping guests feel comfortable in your home or feeling like they’re at a five-star resort in your home?