International retailer, Cariloha, opens in the city of Boulder, selling exclusively clothing, bedding and bath goods made from bamboo.
BOULDER – Cariloha announced this week the opening of its first store in Boulder, Colorado on Pearl Street in the Pearl Street Mall. The new store is approximately 700 sq. ft. and is the only retail store in Colorado selling exclusively clothing, bedding, and bath goods made from eco-friendly bamboo. The Cariloha store is located approximately 30 minutes from Denver, 40 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, and 5 minutes from the Flatirons, Chautauqua Park, and CU Boulder campus.
Cariloha has been rapidly expanding its international and domestic presence for the past five years now with 10 corporately owned and 34 independently owned stores in 13 countries. Cariloha stores are found in Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados, Aruba, Curacao, Honduras, St. Maarten, Bahamas, Antigua, Bonaire and various cities throughout the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.
Additional Cariloha store openings are planned in 2014 in Washington D.C., Kauai, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and many more. The independently owned stores will be operated by licensed, contracted partners of Cariloha, LLC.
Cariloha Boulder store owners, Jerry and Kristi Perry, first discovered Cariloha while vacationing in Maui, Hawaii and immediately wanted to open a Cariloha store of their own in Boulder, a city that prides itself on being earth conscious.
“Boulder is a city recognized globally as a popular tourist destination with the Pearl Street Mall location rated one of the top regional “must visit” attractions,” said Jerry. “Boulder has been commonly noted as, and ranked #1 by top publications as the healthiest, happiest, fittest, greenest, most educated, and most organic city in the U.S., which is why Cariloha and its bamboo products feel right at home here in Boulder.”
All Cariloha guests receive a free bamboo lei just for stopping by the store, which helps proliferate the bamboo, eco-friendly attitude even more. Cariloha staffers encourage visitors to touch and feel the bamboo-soft difference of their shirts, bed sheets, towels, and hand bags for themselves.
“Boulder is a town that looks for, and demands more quality products that benefit them and the environment,” Jerry said. “It’s a very ecofriendly and organic-minded culture with high demand for products that are not only produced with organic renewable materials and are friendly to the environment, but also are unique in their source and their quality.”
Bamboo apparel contains several qualities that are much better than other fabrics. Bamboo is twice as soft to the touch as cotton; it keeps you up to 3 degrees cooler than cotton; bamboo is naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic and repels odor, which comes in really handy on a hot day.
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, bedding and bath goods and more all made from bamboo. Cariloha’s soft, breezy bamboo goods were first sold in 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 13 countries and continues to grow. 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 products, all enjoying the strength, soft touch, and green ‘footprint’ of this renewable resource.
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