The Shops at Legacy is pleased to welcome bamboo clothing, bedding and bath goods retailer Cariloha. The 1,428-square-foot store will hold its grand opening Aug. 25. This will be the first Cariloha location in North Texas.
“Our guests are always looking for new ways to enhance their lifestyle,” said Kelsey Ishmael, director of marketing for The Shops at Legacy. “Cariloha is a great example of an international company bringing something new to Plano with a line of products based on a green, renewable resource.”
Cariloha claims to be the only retail store in Plano exclusively selling bedding and bath goods made from eco-friendly bamboo. Guests will have the chance to touch and feel the bamboo-soft difference in the bed sheets, towels, mattresses and apparel that the company offers.
“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.”
Cariloha Plano is a family operation with four owners, Charles and Becky Burke with Kevin and Kristen Skiles. Charles and Becky first discovered Cariloha while cruising the Caribbean and shopping while docked at port. Before they were even home from vacation, they made a plan to open a Cariloha store in Austin, Texas, knowing their neighbors would appreciate the softer, cooler, and cleaner products just as much as they do. A year and a half later, they convinced daughter Kristen and son-in-law Kevin to partner and open a second store, this one in Plano.
Cariloha will celebrate its grand opening from 12-6pm Sunday, Aug. 25. Guests can enjoy complimentary bubbles and cookies, bamboo leis and island-style music. The first 50 guests will receive a pair of Cariloha bamboo socks. All attendees will receive a scratch-off discount card for 10 to 20 percent off their purchase, as well as a chance to win other products including bamboo sheets, blankets and pillows.Cariloha >