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Monday, October 1, 2012

Cool Down with Cariloha Review and Giveaway

Who would have ever thought that clothes, home décor, jewelry, and bath sets could be made from bamboo? When I told my husband that I received an opportunity to review a bamboo skirt, belt, and earrings he said it is made with what? I said bamboo! My husband then said bamboo?? Yes dear bamboo!! I then proceeded to show him my bamboo skirt and belt. I told him to feel it as it was the softest article of clothing I have ever owned. My husband was amazed how soft it is and that it is made from bamboo.

skirtThe pleated skirt has a drawstring tie and crocheted trim. The Bamboo skirt feels as soft as cashmere. In addition, it comes in colors White, Chocolate, and Black. It is made with 60% cotton and 40% viscose from bamboo. I typically do not wear skirts. I was never comfortable wearing them because my skin always felt glued to the fabric. However, when I received this skirt and tried it on it felt wonderful. My skin did not stick to the fabric instead it kept the moisture away from my body.

Bamboo Belt that is handcrafted with bamboo and coconut segments and cotton strings. The belt is durable and hefty. This belt compliments the bamboo skirt nicely.
These earrings are made with bamboo in natural color. In addition, they carry various sizes and variety's such as large, medium, and small in  hoops, tear shape, and diamond. They also come in burnt and natural color.
Why Choose Bamboo?
You probably want to know what makes bamboo unique and better than using traditional cotton made clothing or other items.
Clothing made with bamboo is more comfortable than those of traditional materials. Due to the highly absorbent nature of bamboo, clothing made with it is able to remove water from the body up to four times faster than that made with cotton. When hot and muggy weather occurs, the wearer feels cooler, drier, and clothing does not stick to them. In addition, the clothing is more breathable due to the fibrous structure of bamboo.
Bamboo presents a natural resistance to bacterial and fungal collection due to containing a bacteriostatis agent known as bamboo kun. This is also can be spelled bamboo kunh. Yet, no matter how it spells the natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent presents order producing bacteria from growth. The result is that clothing produced with Bamboo is hypoallergenic, and maintains a fresher odor.
Aesthetic benefits are gained from the fibrous structure of bamboo. Clothing tends to be more wrinkle-resistant than that of other materials. In addition, lower temperatures are required to provide a pressed look. Dyes absorb faster into the material creating a vibrant appearance longer than that of cotton and other materials.
The growth and use of natural bamboo products such as clothing produces an ecological benefit. Neither pesticides or fertilizes are required as a result of a natural characteristic of fast growth. Just the growth of bamboo naturally improves soil condition and prevents erosion. All forms of bamboo clothing biodegrades one hundred percent without producing negative pollutants such as methane gas.
Cariloha offers multiple products that are made with bamboo. Clothing, home décor, bath sets, bedding, jewelry, handbags, accessories, and more.

Cariloha participated in even more humanitarian aid efforts this past year; including product and time donations to many organizations. In addition, Cariloha joined forces with Utah Haiti Relief Group in collecting and donating several hundred blankets and colorful children’s books for orphanage children in Haiti. Cariloha is a wonderful company that likes to help and give back to the community and make the world a more eco friendly place to live. By wearing bamboo you are giving back and making the world earth friendly.
If you want to stay cool wear bamboo!!
Cariloha has sweepstakes on their website and a mailing list to keep you updated on future sweepstakes and items coming to Cariloha.
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Cariloha is generous to offer one of you a chance to win a set of bath towels. ($69.00 Value)
Disclaimer:  By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name published if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 1:00pm EST (09/24/12) and end at 1:00pm EST (10/04/12). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter and be a resident of the US.
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... Disclosure: I received these items for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.

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  1. Lovely stuff. Bamboo is such an all purpose plant.

  2. I've been replacing a lot of things in my house with bamboo equivalents (bed sheets!) and I WOULD just love towels!!

    1. I hear they are great!! I never tried the towels before. However, I hear they are super soft!!

  3. I love Cariloha and it seems you got some pretty cool items. Didn't even know they made that kind of stuff.

  4. Blue. Thanks for the opportunity.


  5. Beautiful products, especially the skirt! Cariloha has some of the most wonderful stuff, and to think it is made from Bamboo!! How cool! Thanks for the great review and awesome giveaway!!

  6. I love the skirt! That is really cute. I haven't tried their products before but I would love to!

  7. The jewelry looks wonderful! I have see bamboo popping up everyone on the runway!

  8. Great Skirt & accessories, love the review and all info you supplied. Great earrings! Btw the towels would look awesome in my bathroom in green..

  9. I would like the green towel set.

  10. I love bamboo, it is good for so many thing! :)

  11. Didn't know they existed. Great way to get the word out. I would like Beige or green towels.

    Thank you,
    Linda Knight

  12. Would love the Blue Towels.

  13. I love it!thanks for the giveaway

  14. what a nice gift to spruce up my guest bath for the holidays,thanks

  15. These look pretty and comfy! I like the blue the best.

  16. i'd choose white please

  17. I would love ivory, green or rose. I'm sure they are all beautiful!

  18. I would have to say blue. I love traditional white but the blue would match my kids' bathroom and get the most use!

  19. I would love something beige or white.

  20. I LOVE Cariloha!!!! We bought some of the sheets last month and I would LOVE to have a towel set as well! :-D

  21. I would love to win the CHOCOLATE towels

  22. I would choose them in chocolate.
    (Virginia Rowell)

  23. White towels I bet these towels are soft

  24. It's so hard to choose between the blue and chocolate.. they are both so pretty!

  25. chocolate!!!

  26. Christine Marie blue

  27. I'd go with Chocolate!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  28. Blue would be nice...but any color would be great!