Cariloha Introduces New Bamboo Throw Blankets

15 Aug

Cariloha Bamboo Blanket 2014
CUDDLE UP IN SOFTNESS WITH CARILOHA’S NEWEST PLUSH BAMBOO BLANKET!

Bamboo retailer, Cariloha, this week announced the newest iteration of its bamboo throw blankets made of viscose from bamboo. Designed by Cariloha’s product and R&D teams, the new blankets will be available exclusively at Cariloha stores and online by October.

Not only does the blanket’s reintroduction broaden Cariloha’s bamboo bedding line, but it also answers consumer demand for a bamboo blanket that was only available during the holiday season last year.

The Cariloha bamboo blanket comes in three color options (sandy, ocean blue, and harbor gray). The noticeably softer fabric content is 50% bamboo and 50% polyester. Dimensions: 50” x 70”. Retail pricing: $119.

“It’s the softest, most durable bamboo blanket we’ve released to date,” said Scott Brady, Cariloha VP of Communications. “We’ve added a reinforcing topstitch to give the blanket a cleaner, stronger finish, along with a fabric reinforcement strip around the seam area to provide more durability. The plush-pile fabric makes the Cariloha blanket ultra-comfy and ideal for year round use.”

“The hypoallergenic, odor-resistant properties of the bamboo blankets help prevent skin irritation and mildew smells, unlike non-bamboo throws,” said Brady. “Allergies, odors and moisture are repelled easier because of the naturally occurring bamboo properties, which make the blankets ideal for any household.”

Cariloha bamboo blankets come with a 90-day quality guarantee. If the blankets don’t live up to the customers’ expectations, Cariloha will replace them without reservation. The bamboo blankets are machine washable on delicate cycle and tumble dried low. To preserve fabric plushness, Cariloha does not recommend ringing, shaking or vacuuming them. The blankets are also eligible for Cariloha’s free drop-shipping program to any U.S. mailing address.

Stay Cooler, Longer in Bamboo Fitness Wear

14 Aug

Cariloha’s ultra-soft, refreshingly cool Bamboo Fit wear is like no other on earth because it’s made from bamboo. Recently, the brand has taken a fresh look at its fitness line, introducing several base-layer options for men and women along with a full line of tops and bottoms. Ultimately, bamboo fitness fans get more outstanding varieties for a complete workout ensemble. The Cariloha Bamboo Fit styles are meant to pair together and feature the same color story that works throughout all clothing styles. Cariloha’s Bamboo Fit line features the Four P’s to thriving while being active: Athletic Performance. Odor Prevention. Skin Preservation. Sun Protection. All are encompassed in Cariloha’s line of bamboo fitness wear.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though, read the unbiased media review about Cariloha Bamboo Fit wear for yourself…

Cariloha Men's Bamboo Fitness Training Shorts

Cariloha Bamboo Activewear
By Today’s Woman

Bamboo clothing’s excellent wicking properties make wearers feel extremely cool and comfortable in the hot summer months. Bamboo fiber is four times more absorbent than cotton. Clothes made from bamboo also naturally provide added protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Because of it’s antimicrobial and anti-bacterial properties, bamboo is the ideal material for active wear. Bamboo fibers naturally possess a smooth and rounded surface, making clothing made from bamboo very wearable, even for people who have skin sensitivities or other allergies and dermatitis.

Cariloha is a premier, luxury-brand retailer of products made of viscose from bamboo, offering apparel and accessory for men and women. Cariloha’s ultra-soft bamboo fitness wear incorporates bamboo’s natural qualities of wicking away moisture, drying quickly and helping to keep the body thermal regulated – at the same time being extremely breathable.Shorts

Made of 55% Organic Cotton, and 45% Bamboo Viscose, Cariloha Bamboo Training Shorts are the perfect workout apparel for men with an active lifestyle. The shorts feature an elastic waistband with draw cord and side vents, plus two side-mesh pockets. Added natural UPF 50+ protection and anti-odor technology makes them the perfect shorts for summer, weather hanging out at the beach or cutting the grass in the backyard. They are also perfect for traveling; you can wear them as pajamas shorts or out shopping. Featuring natural temperature regulation with moisture wicking properties these shorts will keep you cool when the temperature heats up.

My husband found Cariloha Bamboo Training Shorts to provide maximum breathability and a great comfort fit. They are extremely light weight, but sturdily made. Even after several wears and washes the shorts still look new. These bamboo shorts are just what he wanted and in fact has requested I order him another pair.

Read the entire review by Today’s Woman about Cariloha Bamboo Fitness Wear here.

Be Actively Comfortable in Cariloha Bamboo Fitness Wear

8 Aug

Cariloha’s ultra-soft, refreshingly cool Bamboo Fit wear is like no other on earth because it’s made from bamboo. Recently, the brand has taken a fresh look at its fitness line, introducing several base-layer options for men and women along with a full line of tops and bottoms. Ultimately, bamboo fitness fans get more outstanding varieties for a complete workout ensemble. The Cariloha Bamboo Fit styles are meant to pair together and feature the same color story that works throughout all clothing styles. Cariloha’s Bamboo Fit line features the Four P’s to thriving while being active: Athletic Performance. Odor Prevention. Skin Preservation. Sun Protection. All are encompassed in Cariloha’s line of bamboo fitness wear.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though, read the unbiased media review about Cariloha Bamboo Fit wear for yourself…

Cariloha Bamboo Fitness Wear

Cariloha Bamboo Performance Wear
By Style, Decor & More

What motivates you to be active? Well, for starters it helps to have stylish, comfortable, and breathable workout apparel. It sure works for me! I am absolutely loving my new workout wear from Cariloha!

Cariloha takes comfort to a whole new level with its bamboo performance wear! I had no idea how many benefits there were to using bamboo apparel. I have bamboo sheets that are amazingly soft, but I never really thought about clothing. Bamboo is the most “green” and sustainable, renewable resource on the planet. Aside from its super soft texture, bamboo requires significantly less pesticides than cotton, it’s breathable, naturally antimicrobial, blocks 99% of UV rays, moisture wicking, is lightweight, and hypo-allergenic. Isn’t that incredible?

I’m wearing Cariloha’s Bamboo X Cami and Bamboo Yoga Pant fitness wear, and couldn’t be happier! The super cute racer-back cami has 4-way stretch and a mid-impact, built-in shelf bra. The yoga pant also offers 4-way stretch and all the comfort of bamboo. Each Cariloha item features the Four P’s to thriving while being active: Athletic Performance. Odor Prevention. Skin Preservation. Sun Protection.

If bamboo is good for the environment, healthier, and softer than cotton, why would anyone want to use anything else?

Tips for Surviving a Hot Summer – Bamboo Bed Sheets Help

7 Aug

Cariloha Bamboo Bed Sheets

Tips For Surviving A Hot Summer Without Air Conditioning
By Discover, Explore, Learn

Summertime is all about being together as a family, creating lifelong memories, and enjoying countless hours in the beautiful sunshine.

Watching the kids run through the sprinkler, sipping on cold lemonade, and eating more popsicles than you probably should, are all part of the leisurely flow that comes along with summer.

You know what else comes with summer? Hot, humid, sticky, sweaty days and nights.
This isn’t a huge problem if your home has AC, but if your family is like mine, and living without air conditioning, you’ll appreciate these tips to keep you (and the kids) happy and comfortable all summer long, no matter how hot it gets.

Start your day early – Take advantage of the cooler temps in the morning, by opening all the windows in your home, allowing cool air in and hot air out.

I wake up early (before dawn) to start work, so opening the windows is the first thing I do. If you’re worried about safety (keeping kids safe on upper levels and keeping intruders out), you might want to purchase some window locks (we have these , and have been very happy with them).

Early morning is also a great time to get any cleaning or yard work done before it gets too hot.

Eat the right foods – Cool your body from the inside out. Eating refreshing foods – fruits, salads, raw veggies & hummus, smoothies, and other fresh foods that hydrate you and fill your body with vitamins and minerals, is the best way to stay healthy on sweltering summer days.

My kids love to make Rainbow Fruit Kabobs!

Water, water, and more water – On hot summer days, water is your friend. Do whatever you have to do to make sure the kids (and you) are drinking enough water.

Last summer, I bought each of my boys a Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle. I keep them filled and in the fridge, so the kids can grab them whenever they need a drink. I don’t keep any soda or juice in the house (except on very rare occasions), so that makes a huge difference in how much water we all drink.

Get outside – Even on the hottest days, if you find a shady spot outdoors, it’s likely to be much cooler than inside your home. Load up the squirt guns, fill the kiddie pool, slather on the sunscreen, grab some snacks, and get outdoors.

The kids will have a blast, and you’ll get to enjoy some relaxing down time – read a book, listen to music, or just enjoy watching your children play and explore.

Keep the lights off – This one isn’t too difficult, especially with all of the natural light available on the long summer days. Turning lights on (even when you don’t need them) is a habit though, so it’s important to be intentional about this.

Light bulbs give off a lot of heat (even the new environmentally-friendly ones), so take advantage of the fact that it doesn’t get dark until after 9pm in the summer, and keep those lights off. Bonus: You might end up with a lower electricity bill.

Use fans (the right way) – Obviously, if you don’t have air conditioning in your home, the logical way to keep cool, is to use fans. Try these simple steps to maximize the benefits of a fan:
• Make sure your ceiling fan blades are going in a counter-clockwise direction. This will ensure the hot air is being pushed up and out, instead of just swirling around the room.
• Fill a shallow bowl with ice cubes and place it in front of a fan. As the ice melts, the fan will blow a cooling mist throughout the room.
• Open up the windows at night (when the temperature drops), and place a box fan pointing out the window. This will help push hot air from inside the house out the window, lowering the temperature inside.
• Set up numerous fans in each room of the house to create a cross-breeze.

Invest in proper bedding – It’s one thing to be hot and sticky during the day, but it’s a whole other story when it comes to trying to sleep on hot summer nights.
We all know that if the kids are up all night, tossing and turning because they are too hot, parents won’t be getting any sleep either.

Recently, Cariloha sent us some of their Bamboo Bed Sheets to review.

These eco-friendly sheets are made from bamboo, the most sustainable, renewable resource on the planet. They are softer than 1,000 thread count Egyptian cotton, and are woven into silky soft fabric that’s twice as soft as cotton.

The best part – These Cariloha bamboo sheets contain moisture-wicking properties and are temperature regulating, which means they keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

This makes a huge difference on those hot, humid summer nights. Nothing feels better, and helps you sleep longer, than cool sheets. We love these!

Chill out – Make a Cool-off Sponge Necklace for each person in your family. Keep them in the freezer, and pull them out when you need to cool off instantly.
My kids each have one of these Reusable Ice Packs that they take to bed with them each night.

Take a cool bath or shower throughout the day. Apply cold washcloths to your forehead and behind your neck. Do whatever works for you, and makes you more comfortable on those sweltering days.

Change your perspective – In today’s society, where we have all kinds of technological advances to keep us comfortable in so many ways, we can often lose sight of how insignificant “issues” like having no air conditioning really are.

Most of our parents and grandparents grew up without the luxury of air conditioning and, you know what, they survived, and so will we.

Cariloha Bamboo Sheets WAY Softer than Egyptian Cotton

1 Aug

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

Cariloha Bamboo Bed Sheets

Cariloha Bamboo
By Mommy Adventures

I have a set of expensive Egyptian cotton sheets that we got on sale once. They are silky and smooth, and pretty fantastic. Or so I thought, until Cariloha sent me some of their bamboo sheet sets. I was intrigued when they first contacted me to review them, as I’d never heard of bamboo sheets before.

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. I say plant because despite it’s tree-like appearance, bamboo is in the grass family. It sends new shoots up every year, reaching maturity in 3-5 years. Bamboo can be harvested continually without impacting the surrounding environment, making it a very sustainable alternative to cotton and also wood. Needless to say, the thought of using bamboo for sheets and clothes is pretty exciting to a Sustainable Agriculture student such as myself.

Aaron and I put our new bamboo sheets on our queen sized bed, admiring their softness as we went. When we were finished, we laid on them with the kids. Our puppy Rosie wanted to check them out as well. We had only had her for a week or so at the time and didn’t want her to miss out on our little family bed sheet snuggle. Unfortunately, Rosie liked the sheets so much she didn’t want to get off of them. Instead of going out to pee, she peed right there on the bed. Luckily for us, we have a mattress protector under the sheets, but it was still pretty annoying. I wanted to sleep on those sheets!!! Instead, we had to wash them and remake the bed with different, less soft and inviting sheets. Humph.

I kept the pillow cases on though, and slept on them until time to change the sheets again because they are so soft, silky, and nice feeling on my skin. I like them way better than my previous favourite Egyptian cotton sheets. I just wish the pillow cases had a little pocket for the end of the pillow to go in so they don’t come out, but I think that is just an American thing. I don’t recall seeing any pillow cases in the U.S. like the ones we have over here in Australia.

Read Mommy Adventure’s entire review of Cariloha Bamboo sheets and clothing here.

Cariloha Bamboo Handbags: Fashionable, Soft, Earth-Friendly

31 Jul

By turning self-replenishing bamboo fields into crazy-soft bamboo fabric, Cariloha offers an exclusive collection of bamboo beach bags made from soft, cool, clean and green bamboo. Inspired by the essence and energy of the islands, Cariloha blends style and self-expression into every bag it makes. Special care is taken to provide customers with soft, comfortable, naturally breathable bamboo fabrics that leave them experiencing tranquil days in paradise time and time again.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though, read the unbiased media review about Cariloha Bamboo Beach Bags for yourself…

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Cariloha Bamboo-Lined Handbag
By Diane Estrella

Adorbs!

Generally, I am not a blue person. I usually go with earth tones because they match everything I own, but in this case, something deep inside me drew me to this purse and it is gorgeous! The pictures do not do the color justice. It is so delicate and lovely. The purse is perfect to carry around all day, or take out for date night. It is so soft, inside and out. I don’t know how, and never would’ve thought, that something so hard and durable as bamboo could become so soft and pliable. It is truly remarkable what companies such as Cariloha are able to accomplish.

I love that in so many ways we can make strides towards more organic and natural lifestyles. No fashion is lost while going green with this purse. Lovely to keep or give as a gift. You will be amazed at how good you can look in bamboo!

This blue and white flowered handbag pops with color and personality. It features magnetic clasp, inside zipper pocket, two more side pockets on the inside, and our world-exclusive bamboo lining for added durability and ultra softness. Dimensions: 11” X 6” x 4” with 5.5” handles.

Cariloha Bamboo Sheets Cool Down those Hot Summer Nights

25 Jul

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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Cariloha Bamboo Bed Sheet Review – The Worlds Softest Bedding!
By Coffee for Mom

Now, I wish I could actually stick a piece of bamboo fabric from these sheets and add it to my blog post just so everyone can feel how amazingly soft and cool these sheets are! I’ve had them on my bed for three nights now, and it’s been around 80 degrees for the past week here in Spokane, and I definitely feel a lot cooler and a lot less sweaty at night.

The sheets I received are for a queen bed, and they’re a perfect fit. The sides are long enough to go over my mattress and a 3-inch memory foam mattress topper. One of the things I dislike about some bed sheets is that they don’t stretch far enough to cover your entire bed and these are perfect!

The sheet set includes one fitted sheet, two pillow cases and one flat sheet. I love the flash sheet especially in summer, it keeps me cool!

Here are some of the fantastic features of Cariloha Bamboo Bed Sheets

Softer than 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton. I agree, my other set of sheets are 1,000 thread count and nowhere as near as soft as these ones.

Extra deep fitted sheets, fits mattresses up to 18″. As I said before, I love how deep the bed sheets are especially with the thickness of my bed and mattress.

Temperature regulation – keep cool in summer and warm in winter. I can’t comment on winter as I haven’t tried these in winter yet, but they have definitely cooled me down at night in the summer weather.

Contains natural moisture-wicking properties. I’m not 100% sure what moisture wicking is, but if it means making you sweat less it’s definitely worked on my husband who loves the sheets, too!

Made from eco-friendly bamboo, the most sustainable, renewable source on the planet. I’m always happy when a product is made with less effects on the natural environment!
Hypo-allergenic, 100% Viscose from Bamboo.

Read Coffee for Mom’s entire review of Cariloha Bamboo Sheets here.

Bamboo Beach Bags Make a Soft, Durable & Green Alternative

23 Jul

By turning self-replenishing bamboo fields into crazy-soft bamboo fabric, Cariloha offers an exclusive collection of bamboo beach bags made from soft, cool, clean and green bamboo. Inspired by the essence and energy of the islands, Cariloha blends style and self-expression into every bag it makes. Special care is taken to provide customers with soft, comfortable, naturally breathable bamboo fabrics that leave them experiencing tranquil days in paradise time and time again.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though, read the unbiased media review about Cariloha Bamboo Beach Bags for yourself…

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Love the Beachy Cariloha Store!
By Crunchy Beach Mama

Could not have my Beach Event without one of my favorite beachy stores. Cariloha! We shopped in one of their storefronts recently and let me tell you I wanted one of every. single. item. My fingers could not stop touching the super soft bamboo that is the main fabric of all of their products.

Let me share with you some of their newest beach products!

Bamboo Beach Bag in Turtle Bay. Can’t you just see me toting this all over town? I love everything about it, including the soft bamboo feel. The inside has a deep zippered pocket to store my keys and phone. The closure is a magnetic, which I really like because I’m too lazy for zippers and my purse is always open. Super spacey for my things!

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Now, I totally think Cariloha needs a beach towel line and am surprised they don’t have one, but until then their Bath Sheets will do the trick! At 40″x70″, they are very large! The 50% Viscose from Bamboo & 50% Turkish-combed cotton mix makes this a towel that you won’t want to trade in for another ever again. Did I say SUPER soft?

Read Crunchy Beach Mama’s entire review of Cariloha’s bamboo beach bag and towels here.