Cariloha has been named a multiple winner in Best in Biz Awards 2018. With a particularly hotly contested competition this year and the highest percentage of entrants not making the cut, this is truly an accomplishment to applaud.
Salt Lake City – November 28, 2018 – Cariloha has been named a Gold winner in Company of the Year – Medium and Bronze winner in Most Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.
Cariloha is an international retail brand specializing in luxuriously soft bedding, clothing, and bath goods made from eco-friendly bamboo, one of the most sustainable resources on the planet. Cariloha bamboo fabrics are odor and allergy resistant, and twice as soft and 3 degrees cooler than cotton.
Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most recognizable global brands to the most innovative local start-ups. The 8th annual program proved to be a particularly tough competition, garnering close to 700 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2018 honors were conferred in 70 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Support Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Best New Service, CSR Program, Marketing Campaign and Blog of the Year.
“Being recognized for two awards in Best in Biz Awards 2018 is truly a team effort and a victory for Cariloha’s entire Bamboo Nation,” said Jeff Pedersen, Cariloha Founder and CEO. “Cariloha’s sustainable luxury brand is growing and expanding across the globe at a record pace with nearly 50% compounded annual growth rates, operating in 65 full, inline stores in 16 countries, and Cariloha.com surpassing 117% in compound annual growth rates – all made possible by our outstanding employees and fans, our luxuriously soft bamboo products, and our incredible online and in-store shopping experience.”
Since 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels deliberately composed each year of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Structured in this unique way, Best in Biz Awards is able to best leverage its distinguished judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity to determine award winners from among the hundreds of entries. The 2018 judging panel included, among others, writers from Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, eWeek, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, New York Post, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen and Wired.
“This year’s nominees in the Company categories were all impressive, in industries as diverse as technology and finance to manufacturing and retail,” said Marcia Pledger, of The Plain Dealer, judging her first Best in Biz Awards competition. “I especially enjoyed reading about technology developments and employee engagement that have led to huge success for these businesses. Even though the real judges are customers and financial backers, nominees in this year’s Best in Biz Awards made judging exceedingly tough.”
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2018, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2018-winners.
About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors selected from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, Best in Biz Awards judges have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy to local companies and some of the most innovative start-ups. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 70 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.