Give the gift of coziness with products that both nurture your recipient and take a responsible stance towards protecting the environment.
Cariloha offers bamboo bed, bath and apparel items. The company manages its own bamboo farm to ensure responsible harvesting. Bamboo is endlessly renewable, aids in preventing soil erosion and sucks up copious amounts of carbon. Plus, it produces a soft and durable material that can be used for a variety of products. As a company, Cariloha takes sustainability to another level with transparency in its efforts to become a completely carbon neutral company. It measures its carbon output along the entire supply chain and continuously looks for ways to minimize its footprint. The carbon left over from operations is offset through support of forest restoration, renewable energy and clean and efficient energy.
Related: Cariloha luxury textiles use organic, sustainable bamboo
Cariloha bed sheets review
The company provided a set of the Resort bamboo bed sheets, made of 100% viscose from bamboo. Delivery was quick and the packaging impressive. However, the box the sheets came in was placed inside a plastic bag, but the bag is made from 100% recycled materials. The box itself is very sturdy and endlessly reusable. Removing the sheets from the box, I immediately noticed the weight. These sheets have a heavy feel. Not in a suffocating way, but in a way that speaks to quality. The material is breathable, soft and incredibly luxurious. The sheets fit nicely over my deep, pillow top mattress and stay securely in place. Although the pillow cases are labeled as standard size, they are generous and provide extra coverage for our pillows. These are a cozy gift any recipient would enjoy.
If you’re looking for some cozy clothing, look no further than PrAna. This is a long-standing, purpose-driven brand that’s dedicated to responsible material sourcing, environmental protections and social responsibility. The newest product line is soft loungewear that incorporates recycled materials rather than using virgin materials. Products are made in a Fair Trade Certified factory and responsibly shipped with minimal packaging, which is sourced from recycled or natural materials.
Cozy Earth Waffle Bath Bundle
Turn any bathroom into a spa-like experience with these bamboo and cotton towels. Across the product line, Cozy Earth is dedicated to safe and environmentally-friendly supply chain and manufacturing processes. It maintains direct relationships with bamboo growers and factory workers to ensure safe working conditions and minimal pollution and waste. Cozy Earth produces bedding, bath products and clothing, several of which have earned a place on Oprah’s acclaimed “Favorite Things” list.
Cozy Earth Waffle Bath Bundle and Robe review
As a follow up to a previous article I covered on Cozy Earth’s new loungewear line, the company sent me a gift package that included the Waffle Bath Bundle (an Oprah pick for 2022). I received two bath sheets, two bath towels, two hand towels and four washcloths. After using the bath sheets this past few weeks, I can personally tell you I’ve never felt so spoiled. I could just wear this towel all day. It’s woven on one side and offers a softer material on the other. What can I say? These towels are gorgeous, soft and absorbent. I hope they live up to their 10-year warranty because I’m handing the rest of my towels down to my kids.
By the way, the company also provided a waffle bath robe and O.M.Goodness. It’s more than I ever expected. Of course, I’ve never really visited a proper spa, but this robe is nicer than just about any hotel robe I’ve worn. Again, it’s difficult to get dressed when lounging in these towels and robes is an option. Either would make an amazing gift, along with pretty much anything the company makes.
For indoor or outdoor use, you can call Glerups slippers, shoes, slides or boots. They are made from 100% pure natural wool and rely on non-toxic chemicals to dye the products. The goal for each pair of footwear is longevity and comfort. Additionally, the company focuses on quality and durability with a dedication to responsible wool sourcing, proper treatment of the animals and regenerative farming practices on the lands where they roam. In conjunction with other product manufacturers, Glerups produces secondary products from leftover materials in order to minimize waste. Glerups shoes are offered in a selection of designs and several colors. Moreover, all options are available with leather or rubber bottoms. Glerups are designed in Denmark and manufactured at the company’s factory in Romania.
Lastly, for the soccer family, supportive grandparent or outdoor enthusiast, this is a blanket that’s packed and ready to travel. The Nomadix Puffer Blanket is rated for temperatures down to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s a good option for the boat, the beach or around the backyard fire pit. It stuffs into a bag for quick and compact storage. Use it as a blanket, cloak or minimalist sleeping bag. The outer layer is made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester and the inside is made up of recycled polyester fill. The company is equally well-known for its line of colorful, lightweight and versatile towels. Best of all, Nomadix is a member of 1% for the Planet, is a climate neutral company and supports wetland conservation, forest management and clean energy initiatives.
Images via Cariloha, PrAna, Glerups, Nomadix and Cozy Earth
Editor’s Note: This product review is not sponsored by Cariloha and Cozy Earth. All opinions on the products and company are the author’s own.
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