In the News


November 9, 2018

Why women-owned businesses are booming in Santa Cruz

You can’t walk a block in downtown Santa Cruz, apparently, without passing a business owned and operated by a woman. According to Rebecca Unitt, business liaison for the city, at the start of summer 2018, over 70 of downtown’s 178 commercial businesses were majority female-owned.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel
September 27, 2018

Fybr Bamboo to host grand opening Wednesday

SANTA CRUZ >> Kamala Allison, proprietor of Fybr Bamboo, will host a grand opening celebration from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at her new shop, 1528 Pacific Ave., specializing in bamboo clothing, bedsheets and towels.

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KSCO AM1080 FM 104.1
July 24, 2018

KSCO Radio: Good Morning Monterey Bay with Rosemary Chalmers

Fybr Bamboo was featured on the local business segment of Good Morning Monterey Bay with Rosemary Chalmers and Rick O’Shea. Owner, Kamala Allison talks about various aspects of the business including how and why she started Fybr, why Downtown Santa Cruz is the ideal location, and the many great benefits of bamboo.

Listen to the replay Interview is at approximately 1:32:00

Santa Cruz Sentinel
June 26, 2018

Fybr bamboo boutique, Lululemon open in downtown Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ >> A mix of new stores, some locally owned, some chains, has cropped up in downtown Santa Cruz, aiming to attract customers accustomed to shopping online.

One of the new faces is Kamala Allison, 39, of Scotts Valley, proprietor of Fybr, a bamboo boutique for men and women, at 1528 Pacific Ave.

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June 1, 2018

Fybr Brings Bamboo to Downtown

New this month to the block are 3 great new shopping destinations. Fybr, Capulet, and the anticipated Lululemon Pop-up.

We had a chance to welcome Kamala Florio Allison, the inspiration behind, and owner of Fybr at 1528 Pacific Ave and ask her a few questions about the new spot.

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May 16, 2018

DiscoverHer: Woman of the Week

Born in New Orleans, Kamala Allison, our Woman of the Week and owner of the new Fybr Bamboo downtown, landed in Santa Cruz 22 years ago. Her family had moved around quite a bit while she was growing up, and it wasn’t until she came to Santa Cruz that she felt like she was at home.

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