Cariloha Honored as Gold and Bronze American Business Awards Winner

Cariloha Honored as Gold and Bronze American Business Awards Winner

Cariloha this month was named a winner of two GOLD awards and one BRONZE award in the 18th Annual American Business Awards®.

The American Business Awards are the United State’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the USA are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, August 5.

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. Only 35% of nominations end up winning an award.

The following Cariloha nomination was honored as Gold Stevie Award winners:

Nomination: Cariloha: Sustainable, Comfortable Bamboo Bedding
Category: Consumer Products – Other
Status: Gold Stevie Winner

Nomination: Cariloha Bamboo: Founder & CEO, Jeff Pedersen
Category: Entrepreneur of the Year – Retail
Status: Gold Stevie Winner

The following Cariloha nomination was honored as a Bronze Stevie Award winner:

Nomination: Cariloha: Sustainable, Comfortable Bamboo Bedding, Clothing, Bath Goods
Category: Most Innovative Company of the Year – Up to 2,500 Employees
Status: Bronze Stevie Winner


More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

Award comments from some of the American Business Awards judges:

“Fabulous story [Cariloha] about what an entrepreneur can accomplish – and I am sure it wasn’t easy! Maintaining these growth rates at your size is truly notable, as is the fresh products and focus on the consumer experience. Looking forward to watching you build the future.”

“Brilliant combination of comfort and sustainability; this definitely is a product of the future, all the very best, Jeff.”

“Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity, and bottom-line results,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion. We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.