"When you think of bamboo, large green shoots in the jungle somewhere likely come to mind," said Jeff Pedersen, Cariloha president and CEO. "Not many people know that bamboo can actually be husked and separated into ultra‐soft fabric for making apparel and other goods at little‐to‐no risk on the environment. In fact, some species of bamboo can grow up to four feet per day. It’s one of the most renewable resources on the planet.”
Besides growing faster than the weeds on my hillside, bamboo happens to be cooler than cotton, keeping me content in my sensitive slumber. Notably softer that cotton, bamboo fabric is surprisingly nicer to the touch. It's common to hear many "oooo!" and "ahhhhs!" as shoppers feel swabs of sample fabrics in the Cariloha store, I noted.
What's more compelling is bamboo's naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties. Cariloha sells a number of sock varieties, which now fill my gym bag, just for these reasons. My colleague is a fan of the kids' line of shirts, particularly for her four-year-old twin boys who commonly find themselves in "bacteria baths of mischief."
The San Diego store is located at 437 J Street in the Gaslamp. Visit Cariloha.com to learn more and start your eco-friendly shopping spree.
Katherine Sutton Bond is a freelance travel and luxury item writer for Justluxe.com. She's traveled the world and sampled some of the leading hotels and destinations of the globe. She often covers luxury events and technology. ...(Read More)