This article originally appeared in the 12/13 edition of FoundersWire by Shelagh Braley.
The children are nestled, all snug in their beds … while Mom unpacks the dirty laundry from the first semester of college. Come to find out, the sheets were never washed.
It’s a horrifying scenario that involves hundreds of thousands of live germs—and it happens more often than not, according to Kirsten Lambert and Joan Ripple, creators of Beantown Bedding, the disposable bed sheets that are showing up in Airbnbs and universities across the country. They want to make laundering linens a thing of the past.