Fast Company Announces Cariloha for World Changing Ideas Award


Fast Company Announces Cariloha for World Changing Ideas Award

Fast Company Magazine this week announced Cariloha as a finalist winner for its World Changing Ideas Awards. Fast Company is an American business magazine that focuses on technology, business and design. It receives more than 12.3 million unique monthly visitors.

Cariloha was recognized within the Established Excellence category, which included companies that have achieved incredible impact and have been in business between 5 and 14 years. Other finalists and winners included Microsoft, Levi Strauss & Co., Leaf, John Deere, and many more.

Now in its fifth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 33 winners, more than 400 finalists, and more than 800 honorable mentions—with Health and Wellness, AI & Data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 4,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more. Plus, several new categories were added, including Pandemic Response, Urban Design, and Architecture. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.

“At Cariloha, one of our core objectives has always been to create goods made from comfortable, sustainable bamboo. We’re honored to receive @FastCompany World Changing Ideas 2021 Award for our Resort Bamboo Sheets. Congrats to all the finalists and honorees.”

Showcasing some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling exigent global challenges, Fast Company’s Summer 2021 issue (on newsstands May 10) highlights, among others, a lifesaving bassinet; the world’s largest carbon sink, thanks to carbon-eating concrete; 3D-printed schools; an at-home COVID-19 testing kit; a mobile voting app; and the world’s cleanest milk.

“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”

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About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast