Bamboo Clothing and Accessories Retailer, Cariloha, Introduces Bamboo Watch Line

Cariloha worked closely with Sprout Watches (long-time timepiece maker) to design and launch its first line of bamboo watches for Cariloha stores worldwide.

SALT LAKE CITY – These days, tracking down a quality timepiece that’s functional, stylish, and eco-friendly could take more time than it’s worth. Thousands of different watches in the marketplace, with varying degrees of quality and functionality, can make a customer’s decision difficult, especially when it comes to being environmentally friendly. Cariloha set out to ease that challenge, to provide a watch that integrates bamboo, and to give customers all the right benefits at an affordable price.

Cariloha bamboo watches come with three different band styles:
1. Organic Cotton – grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment and is grown without the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
2. Corn Resin – Similar to synthetic plastic in terms of lifespan and durability, but since it’s made from corn, it comes from a renewable resource and uses no oil in production. In a compost environment, corn resin is 99% biodegradable in a year.
3. Tyvek® – It’s a strong, water and tear resistant, recyclable, high-density fiber. It’s also supple and will develop a leather-like look over time.

“Cariloha bamboo watches are eco-friendly, simple and enduring,” said Aaron Hobson, Cariloha Executive VP of Marketing. “With those three qualifications, this bamboo watch won’t ever time you out. Not even in a torrential downpour.”

Along with having natural bamboo dials and faces, several of these watches include biodegradable wristbands, organic cotton straps, and mercury-free batteries. The bamboo watch packaging itself is made from at least 80% post-consumer fibers –it’s both recycled and recyclable.

“Cariloha wanted to work with Sprout Watches because of their earth-conscious design and their manufacturing expertise,” said Hobson. They’ve been making quality luxury watches for more than 50 years and currently hold the 5th largest share of watch purchases in the United States.”

More Specific Cariloha Bamboo Watch Features & Benefits:

Tyvek Bamboo Watch
• Biodegradable corn resin case, case back, bezel, reflector ring, buckle closure and movement holder
• Tyvek strap designed by Dupont straps
• Natural bamboo dial
• Mercury free battery
• Quartz movement
• Small and large sizes available
• Watch Dimensions: 10mm wide x 8.5” long
• Watch Weight: .06 lbs.

Biodegradable Bamboo Watch
• Biodegradable corn resin case, case back, bezel, reflector ring, buckle closure and movement holder – biodegradable corn resin bracelet
• Natural bamboo dial
• Mercury free battery
• Quartz movement
• Watch Dimensions: 10mm wide x 8.5” long
• Watch Weight: .06 lbs.

Bamboo Organic Cotton Strap Watch
• Biodegradable corn resin case, case back, bezel, reflector ring, buckle closure and movement holder
• Certified organic cotton strap grown without pesticides
• Natural bamboo dial
• Mercury free battery
• Quartz movement
• Watch Dimensions: 10mm wide x 8.5” long
• Watch Weight: .06 lbs.

Water Resistance
• Before using your watch in or near water, be sure that the crown is pushed in completely.
• If the watch is underwater or wet, do not use the pushers, rotating bezels or crowns.
• If the watch becomes wet, wipe it dry as soon as possible.
• If watch comes in contact with salt water, rinse case and bracelet thoroughly.
• Do not take your watch into a hot tub or sauna. Extreme heat and pressure may cause your watch to lose its water resistance.
• Water resistance is not permanent. In the course of time, as your case becomes worn, the water resistance of the watch may decrease.

Biodegradable Corn Resin
Corn Resin comes from a renewable resource and is bio-based, therefore it uses no oil resources in production. In a compost environment, corn resin is 99% biodegradable to carbon dioxide and water within 365 days.

Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment and is grown without the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.

Natural Bamboo
Bamboo is considered one of world’s most sustainable resources.

Tyvek® by Dupont™
Dupont Tyvek® is water resistant, tear resistant and 100% recyclable. It can be safely incinerated or landfilled. Because it is chemically inert and contains no binders, Tyvek will not leach into groundwater.

Mercury Free Battery
Mercury is actually a neurotoxin, which is harmful to both animals and humans. Sprout® watches use only Mercury Free batteries. Battery Life: The battery in our Cariloha watches should last approximately two years. When the battery expires, replace it as soon as possible to prevent any malfunction. For battery replacement, we recommend that you take your watch to an authorized time piece professional. Battery type is found on the caseback of each watch.

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About Cariloha
Established in 2007, Cariloha is the only retailer in the world to provide an entire store experience that’s completely outfit with merchandise made of bamboo. The product line features an exclusive collection of apparel, accessories, home décor, bedding and bath goods and more all made from bamboo. Cariloha’s soft, breezy bamboo goods were first seen out of three, full stores in Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Cozumel, Mexico; and St. Thomas, USVI. Since the first three stores in 2008, Cariloha has already opened stores in nine countries and growing. Cariloha has quickly become one of the fastest-growing merchants promoted on board Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Today, thanks to an ever-growing, rich supply of bamboo, Cariloha continues to offer an exclusive collection of apparel, accessories, home décor, bed and bath sets and more all enjoying the strength, soft touch, and green ‘footprint’ of this renewable resource.

Media Contact
Scott Brady
scott.brady@cariloha.com
Work: 800-884-5815 ext. 125
Cell: 801-573-9927