Buzzy bamboo

Eco-friendly bedding and clothing store makes first North Texas home in Plano

Eco-friendly bedding and clothing store makes first DFW home in Plano

The brand is a favorite in the Caribbean. Photo courtesy of Cariloha

UPDATE: Cariloha will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, August 25, from 12-6 pm.  At the event, 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.


A high-end home goods store that specializes in bamboo clothing, bedding, and bath goods called Cariloha has chosen The Shops at Legacy for its first North Texas store.

"The only retail store in Plano exclusively selling bedding and bath goods made from eco-friendly bamboo, Cariloha offers guests the chance to touch and feel the bamboo-soft difference in the bed sheets, towels, mattresses, and apparel that the company offers," the brand says in a release.

And here's why you'd want to do that: Bamboo is twice as soft to the touch as cotton. The company says it keeps you up to three degrees cooler than cotton and is naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and repels odor. It's basically the fabric of summer.

“When you think of bamboo, large green shoots in the jungle somewhere likely come to mind,” says Jeff Pedersen, Cariloha president and CEO, in the release. “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.”

All the comfort and sustainability comes with a price, though, as mattresses start at $1,100, and sheets range from $179-$239.

The 1,428-square-foot Cariloha store will be located at 7201 Bishop Rd., Ste. E11, between Scout & Molly’s and Cousin Earl. It is expected to open in the fall.

The store is a family operation with four owners, Charles and Becky Burke and Kevin and Kristen Skiles. The Burkes discovered Cariloha while cruising the Caribbean and shopping while docked at port, they say. Before they were even home from vacation, they made a plan to open a Cariloha store in Austin. 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.

“Our guests are always looking for new ways to enhance their lifestyle,” Kelsey Ishmael, director of marketing for The Shops at Legacy, says in the release. “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.”