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Westend Fashion Reviews Cariloha Bamboo Clothing

26 Mar

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Once you’ve felt the difference in softness, comfort and style from Cariloha’s eco-friendly bamboo fabrics, you may never feel like wearing anything else. You’ll simply long to embrace that naturally comfortable lifestyle that Cariloha provides every single day. And, with clothing, bedding, fitness wear, and bath goods all made from bamboo, you can truly make that happen.

To help illustrate the point, here’s an honest, unbiased review from Westend Fashion describing her discovery and enjoyment of Cariloha Bamboo Clothing. We hope it gives you further insight into the world of bamboo before you make the plunge into natural luxury…

A recent trip to Antigua brought about a new and interesting find on the fashion market: Bamboo Clothing! This is something totally refreshing to me. The Caribbean guarantees lots of sunshine and the unique bamboo material guarantees features that adapt to that environment.

Still, these items of clothing are just as loveable at home because of their extensive comfort. Cariloha is the name behind my recent holiday purchases – it offers a broad range of clothing and accessories which can be found on their website. I am already desperate to make another Cariloha buy- a light and colourful bamboo scarf, an even newer fashion!

What to expect from BAMBOO in fabric:

Comfort
Moisture Wicking
Breathable
Anti-odour
UV protection
Lightweight

These two fun, vibrant tops are super practical and cute with the extra detail of a string tie at the bottom. They look simple but are so soft and light, ideal for a sunny holiday or cosy lounge around at home.

Read the rest of Westend Fashion’s review of Cariloha Bamboo Clothing here.

Wrap up in Bamboo Clothing Fashion this Spring

12 Mar

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Warmer weather gets us excited for cooler outfits. Cariloha’s bamboo clothing and accessories help regulate your temperature, wick moisture away from your body, and keep you 3 degrees cooler than cotton-based fabrics. Your best options for cool, comfortable fashion are lightweight and airy clothing made with cooling fabrics. According to many fashion experts, bamboo is earning the top spot in casual and athletic wear that keeps you cool, dry and comfortable – no matter your surroundings.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Read this unbiased media review about Cariloha’s bamboo clothing and decide for yourself.

Wrapped up in Bamboo Fashion for Spring & Summer
By Diva Fabulosa

I got my first bamboo shirt from Cariloha Bamboo and it became my favorite workout shirt because of its soft silky feel and comfortable wear. It is twice as soft as cotton, 3 degrees cooler, and it wicks moisture away from the body. This summer season I got three new Cariloha pieces to add to my growing bamboo fashion collection.

First is a Bamboo Dolman Shirt in Charcoal shade that I can use for casual or sporty looks. It has a curved hem that falls like a deep scoop and it doesn’t have a set-in sleeves. What I like about the cut of this shirt is that you can wear it three ways. It can be worn with layers, off-shoulder, or simply as it is. It can also be worn with shorts, pants, or short skirts.

My second addition is a Bamboo Linen Pants with drawstring-tie waist, front patch pockets, and button-closure pockets in the back. Aside from the stylish design, I like the lightweight and airy feel that you get when wearing these linen pants. Take it with you to the beach and pair it up with flip flops or flat sandals for a casual afternoon stroll.

I decided to get a Geo Bamboo Infinity Scarf to complement my existing Cariloha shirts and other tees in my wardrobe. The scarf is made of 100% viscose from bamboo and printed with geometric shapes in bright and bold colors. You can wrap it on your head to protect you from the harmful rays of the sun or on your neck and shoulders during cool evenings.

Read the rest of Diva Fabulosa’s review of Cariloha bamboo clothing here.

What’s your favorite bamboo clothing style? How does it make you feel in warm or cold weather?

Cariloha Bamboo Bottoms – More Comfort Below the Belt

26 Feb

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Everyone can enjoy a good pair of shorts or pants or a new skirt or dress, but it might surprise you that the best pants, shorts and skirts are made from bamboo. No matter the occasion, Cariloha’s ultra-soft bottoms will suit whatever life holds.

Cariloha offers an assortment of styles and colors, including bamboo-linen pants, Sinclair skirts, and training and casual-wear shorts. Each item of clothing is made of viscose from bamboo, is hypoallergenic, and keeps you 3 degrees cooler than cotton. You can actually feel the bamboo helping you to stay cool, comfy, and stylish no matter what your day brings.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Read this unbiased media review whose opinions may give you a better idea of what you can expect from bamboo shorts, pants and skirts:

Cariloha Bamboo Clothing Below the Belt
By Shawna Cumpston

While most people love to get flowers and chocolate for Valentine’s Day, I love to shop for myself, wrap my gift and put a cute little tag from the hubby, so he can take the credit for his awesome gift. This year, I found the perfect gift for both of us at Cariloha!

We decided once again to tackle the “get healthy” resolution. We have been hitting the gym, sweating to the Oldies with Richard Simmons and basically denying ourselves of anything remotely delicious.

To reward our hard work and dedication, I found the ideal gift to help us keep on track and look good while doing it! Cariloha’s Bamboo Fit line has a variety of athletic clothes, including Athletic Cropped Pants for me and Men’s Bamboo Training Pants for him.

The sleek look of the cropped pants helps me feel good about myself as I pound out another hour on the treadmill. My husband loves the comfortable feel of the pants and wears them to lounge around in after his run. The best part of Cariloha’s Bamboo Fit line is all their athletic clothing…

My feminine side was screaming that it needed some TLC, so I decided to check out Cariloha’s women’s line. I love the versatility of skirts, so as soon I saw the cuteness of Cariloha’s Sinclair Skirt, I knew I had to have one, or two. OK, OK I got THREE! I just couldn’t decide which color I liked best!

Read the entire review of Cariloha’s bamboo shorts, pants and skirts here.

Surround Yourself in Bamboo Softness with Cariloha Bamboo Sheets, Duvets

20 Feb

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After spending a restful week at a luxury beach resort and falling in love with your dreamy-soft bed sheets, you might have a hard time giving it all up and coming back to reality. With Cariloha’s bamboo sheets you don’t have to. Our new Resort Collection Bamboo Sheets and Duvets are designed to let you take the comfort and quality of a five-star beach resort home with you.

You don’t have to take our word for it, however. Read what this unbiased media review has to say about Cariloha Bamboo Sheets and decide for yourself.

Cariloha Bamboo Sheets & Duvet Cover
By Crunchy Beach Mama

I am surrounded in softness. Laying on my Sleep Number Bed, nestled between Cariloha Bamboo Sheets and Duvet, my bed can not get any more perfect. “It feels soooo good,” says the kids all the time.

My room can easily become the playroom just because the comfort of the bed. To me it is a place to escape in the day and dream at night.

The new Cariloha Bamboo Duvet Cover was something I wanted as soon as I saw it! While I love my warm down comforter underneath, it wasn’t silky soft like the Sateen Finish of this duvet against my skin.

It features hidden wooden button closures which is a nice added touch with my sandalwood color. I’m a brown and blue girl and underneath you’d find my blue lagoon colored sheets.

The set also contains 2 shams with mitered flanges and french-flap closure.

Read her entire review of Cariloha Bamboo Sheets and Duvets here.

Bamboo Sheet Features & Benefits
• Made from luxurious 320 TC Bamboo Sateen (current sheets are 230). Have you ever slept in a cloud, rubbed a fluffy white rabbit on your face, or jumped into a pool of down feathers? If you answered yes to any of these, then you’re in for a treat with these new bamboo sheets. They’re that good.
• 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.
• 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.

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 you 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.

Five Tips for Staying in Shape during the Holidays

5 Dec

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Staying healthy and looking your best during the holidays can be a tricky proposition. A recent media product reviewer, who reviewed Cariloha’s Bamboo Fit wear, put together her own list of tips for staying in shape during the holidays. Have a look and see where you can benefit…

Five Tips for Staying in Shape during the Holidays
By Having Fun Saving

The holidays are here and I know many of us worry about the typical holiday weight gain. Schedules get busy and food gets plentiful – it’s just that time of the year. To help you stay on track with your healthy life journey, I thought I would share a few tips that will hopefully help you stay on track!

Stay Hydrated – I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want on a cold day is an ice cold cup of water. I think of hot cocoa, hot tea, and all those delicious fancy drinks at Starbucks. BUT, those drinks don’t hydrate you. Even though you’re feeling chilly, you still need to care of your body. I keep a glass of water next to me all day. This time of year is also a great time to infuse your water or add flavor to it. That way you aren’t thinking about the fact that it’s a cold cup of water.

Dress for Success – Wear your work-out clothes when you plan on working out. DON’T let your workout clothes be your comfy clothes. You can even consider setting your clothes out for yourself, so you SEE them. No “out of sight out of mind” here! Make sure you have the right clothes. You may be going inside for your Jazzercise class, but when you get out it will be COLD, so layer!

Wear a performance Tee like this one from Cariloha instead of just a tank (or wear the tank under the tee!). This is also the time of year to wear long capris or pants instead of shorts. Make sure the fabric is light, long-lasting and comfortable. I love the Fitness line from Cariloha, because it allows you flexibility, breathability and they irresistibly soft clothing lines. Each piece of clothing is made of viscose from bamboo so it is hypoallergenic as well. Plus, they are cute! I don’t know about you, but when I actually like my workout clothes, I tend to enjoy my workout more.

Work Out – This may seem obvious, but I know everyone’s schedules get crazy this time of year. Make sure you’re still planning time for your work out. No time during the day? Too cold to get outside? Give yourself 15 minutes during the day to walk the office, walk the mall, do strength training at home before bed (work out those triceps on a dining room chair!), run up and down the stairs for 10 minutes. Just stay active! I know it’s easy to make up excuses…maybe you don’t get in that hour class or that 3-mile jog…but do something. Do it for you!

Snack Right – Will your counters and tables be filled with cookies, chips, dips and more? Make sure there are healthy options out, too. Carrots, hummus, celery sticks filled with low-fat cream cheese or peanut butter, etc. Need to satisfy your “salty” fix? Have Pretzel Crisps out…they are a much healthier version and they’re packed with flavor. They have a ton of different flavor options, too, so there’s definitely an option that everyone is sure to love. Oh, and keep a look out for the Pretzel Crisp minis – 42 of them are only 110 calories. I promise you won’t miss the fat and calories.

Desserts – Cookies, pie, cake, OH MY! Yes, this is the time of year that we’re constantly surrounded by delicious, calorie-filled desserts. It would be silly for me to say “Just don’t eat them.” As, for me, that’s impossible…I have horrible willpower. BUT, I can enjoy them in moderation. Just a few bites will do ya…no need to eat the whole piece…or several pieces. Fill up on lots of veggies at dinner, and you won’t still be hungry at dessert time. Another secret of mine…Have a VitaTop! They have a ton of amazing flavors, but the chocolate one will handle your chocolate fix. Top it with some berries and you have yourself an amazing dessert. Then, maybe, you won’t want that double chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Or, maybe you’ll just want one bite.

Here’s to a safe, happy, and HEALTHY holiday season for us all!

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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Cariloha Bamboo Sheets

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.