BeansTALK! A Beantown Bedding Blog

Beantown Bedding Can Play a Big Part in Living an Organic Life

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 1/18/18 10:00 AM

Beantown Bedding’s innovative bed sheets recently caught the attention of Organic Life magazine. In the publication’s fall feature, the health and wellness site got to know the backstory behind the company’s disposable bed sheets and learned more about the linens’ eco-friendly elements. 

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Topics: Bedding, Laundry-Free Linens, Founders, Innovation, Sustainability

The Ultimate Holiday Gift For Travelers, Campers, College Kids and More!

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 12/13/17 10:00 AM

Are you looking for a holiday gift for your favorite traveler, Airbnb host, camper or college student? Now there's a way to provide clean sheets without the laundry! Beantown Bedding's Laundry-Free Linens® are the first and only product of its kind, offering the comfort of washable sheets with the convenience of disposables. These biodegradable bed sheets may be used for days or weeks and simply discarded or composted instead of laundered. How's that for a gift that keeps on giving?

 

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Topics: Bedding, College, Camp, Laundry-Free Linens, Travel

Meet the Boston Founders Taking The Hospitality Industry Laundry-Free with Biodegradable Bed Sheets

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 11/27/17 8:00 AM

This article originally appeared in the 11/12 edition of Lioness magazine.

When cofounders Kirsten Lambert and Joan Ripple each sent their children to college, they realized just how time-consuming washing your bed sheets can be. In fact, they found that most college students didn’t like the hassle and often avoided it. While on the search for disposable sheets, they happened upon a better idea: Beantown Bedding.

Lambert and Ripple created hypoallergenic, biodegradable sheets made from a botanic fiber from eucalyptus called TENCEL, making the disposal process eco-friendly. The sheets can be used for days or weeks and then discarded or composted, in replacement of laundering.

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Topics: Innovation, Founders, Laundry-Free Linens

3 Must-Haves for Every Vacation Rental

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 10/13/17 9:19 AM

With the rise in popularity of home sharing sites like Airbnb and HomeAway, many people today are turning their vacation homes into vacation rentals. While renting out your home has never been easier, there are a few necessities that can often be overlooked when it comes to preparing your place for a short- or long-term stay. If you keep the following three items stocked in your vacation rental, you’ll be sure to keep the five-star reviews rolling in.

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Topics: Bedding, Laundry-Free Linens, Travel, Vacation Rental

Target Goes Local with Beantown Bedding! Students Get Dorm-Ready with Disposable Sheets

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 8/31/17 9:00 AM

Beantown Bedding announced a new partnership with Target this week that will put its Laundry-Free Linens® on shelves for students—and with an estimated 150,000 college students set to return to Boston, the timing couldn’t be better.  It’s part of Target’s localization strategy to deliver a locally relevant, personalized experience for guests. Target’s CEO Brian Cornell explained the Boston Fenway store’s role in the new strategy to the Associated Press last year: “It's a great example of localized marketing…great local assortment of merchandise that tells our guests we understand we're in their hometown.” 

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Topics: College Bedding, College Care Package, Back to School, Dorms, Innovation, Founders

4 Dorm Room Essentials to Save You Time

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 8/30/17 10:00 AM

It’s indeed that time of year again! For many college students, returning to school is full of excitement. And if you’re embarking on your freshman year? Even better! This is your time to head out of the house and into the world!

College is a new chapter filled with different people, countless things to learn and experiences that will shape you for the rest of your life. But what’s lacking in college? Plenty of spare time! Lucky for you, Beantown Bedding has you covered with our list of Dorm Room Essentials to Save You Time. Don’t let the start of a busy semester get the better of you. When you’re away from home, a few tricks and time savers can make a very big difference in the dorm.

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Topics: College, College Care Package, College Bedding, College Time Savers, Laundry-Free Linens

What to Pack for Summer Camp: 5 Must-Haves

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 7/12/17 9:51 AM

Summer is in full swing, which means you're probably packing for summer camp! This time of year is always exciting, but packing for your little one’s time away—whether they’re sleepaway camp veterans or venturing out for the first time—can be incredibly stressful, and you don’t want to forget a thing! While packing lists can be long and overwhelming, here are five things that you absolutely cannot forget:

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Topics: Camp, Bedding, Laundry-Free Linens

Looking For A Grad Gift? These Sheets for College Kids are Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen Before

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 6/6/17 2:18 PM

As high school graduation season approaches, one of the biggest questions for friends and family is what to get the soon-to-be college freshman in their lives. It's hard to find a gift that's unique, shows that you care and will actually be used (rather than left back home on a shelf collecting dust.)

Beantown Bedding’s Laundry-Free Linens® are the ultimate graduation gift—clean sheets without the laundry. The only product of its kind, these sheets are made from plants, are incredibly soft and comfortable, and last for weeks. They're also hypoallergenic and free of chemicals and dyes. Best of all, they're completely compostable which means they’re disposable without the guilt! Laundry-Free Linens® break down completely and return to nature in as little as two weeks.

Let’s face it, college kids don’t take the time to wash their dirty sheets. There are just way too many better things to do with their time, like go to class (seriously!), participate in extracurriculars, work out and most importantly…socialize! Freshman year in particular is a whirlwind and the last thing college kids want to do is spend their time in the laundry room. Unfortunately, dirty sheets become breeding grounds for dust mites, allergens and bacteriamaking them welcome mats for the latest dorm infestation. Sick kids mean missed classes, and it all goes downhill from there.

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Topics: College, Dorms, Back to School, graduation gifts

Ready for Camp this Summer? Break out the Disposable Sheets!

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 5/1/17 9:15 AM
 
If you have a child, middle-schooler or teenager heading to an overnight camp this summer, chances are you’ve probably already started thinking about the packing list -- and most likely not without a hint of stress.
 
Before you go too far down that path, the moms at Beantown Bedding have some words to the wise!
 
Summer camps and overnight programs should be like a mini vacation for you. Assume that everything you send will be lost, stolen or damaged, so set expectations low for the safe return of anything other than your actual kids. Get the rag bin ready for the return of stained T-shirts and suddenly single socks, and pray there are no little critters keeping them company.
 
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Topics: Camp, Moms, Travel

Beantown Bedding Founders Subscribe to No Laundry Policy

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 1/25/17 11:41 AM

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.

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Topics: Innovation, Founders, Laundry-Free Linens

Clean Sheets. No Laundry!

Laundry-Free Linens® are easy and eco-friendly! These innovative disposable sheets are remarkably comfortable and last for weeks. Simply use and discard. They're 100% Biobased, biodegradable and even compostable!

Ideal for:

  • College
  • Camp
  • Travel
  • Vacation Homes
  • Airbnbs

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