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Compost Communicator | Member Spotlight: Beantown Bedding

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 7/13/18 9:37 AM

A version of this article originally appeared in the USCC Fall Compost Communicator.

Compost Communicator recently sat down with the co-founders of Beantown Bedding, a U.S. Composting Council member who joined the USCC to learn more about ensuring that their product, Laundry-Free Linens®, is entirely compostable in the compost manufacturing world. Beantown Bedding has been exploring its products’ impact on fellow USCC members’ facilities.

Q. Tell us about the mission of your company in your market.

Beantown Bedding developed compostable bed linens: eco-friendly disposable sheets that are soft and durable enough for weeks of use and are created with the intent of composting. The USDA certified 100% biobased product is chemical-free and made with eco-award winning TENCEL® fiber from eucalyptus trees. Laundry-Free Linens® are an innovative and convenient way for businesses and consumers to have clean sheets without the hassles of laundry.

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'Twas the Night Before Camp: A Mom's Take on Packing for Summer Camp

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 5/8/18 9:30 AM

Joan Ripple, Co-Founder of Beantown Bedding, recounts packing up her kids for summer camp -- and the certain items she doesn't want to see return home.

 

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Topics: Camp, Laundry-Free Linens, Moms, Bedding, Founders

Free Emergency Supply Checklist

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 2/7/18 1:59 PM

Our Emergency Supply Checklist covers a few essentials to have on hand in order to rapidly respond to unexpected disasters. Beantown Bedding's disposable sheets have been assisting Emergency Management professionals throughout the U.S. and they’ve become an integral part of emergency shelters across the country.

 

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Topics: Bedding, Emergency Planning, Emergency Management, Disaster Relief, Shelter Housing

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

Sustainable, Green Bedding Joins Fight Against Infectious Diseases

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 1/1/18 5:15 PM


When Joan Ripple and Kirsten Lambert started Beantown Bedding, fighting infectious diseases was the last thing on their minds. But recent world health emergencies and the resulting guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have the co-founders thinking differently about their company's role in fighting deadly infectious diseases.

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Topics: Laundry-Free Linens, Bedding, healthcare

The Bosscast: Meet Joan Ripple and Kirsten Lambert of Beantown Bedding

Posted by Beantown Bedding on 1/1/18 12:00 PM

This interview originally aired as part of The Bosscast: Career Podcast in January 2018.

Our listeners are busy trying to rise in their careers I’m sure they could all use a break from doing their laundry... tell me how your laundry free linens work?

They’re certainly an option for anyone who is busy, but as a convenient disposable product with a great sustainability story, they have been particularly popular with:

  • College students (who rarely take the time to wash their sheets. We offer weekly/monthly subscriptions online so they come automatically)
  • Summer campers (Moms don’t want those sheets back anyway!)
  • Travelers (don’t trust cleanliness of sheets-whether it’s a luxury hotel or an Airbnb)
  • Vacation home hosts like Airbnbs and VRBOs (doing laundry is like a second full time job for them)
  • Vacation home renters who have to bring their own sheets
  • Millennials who have created the “on-demand" economy

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Topics: Innovation, Laundry-Free Linens, Founders

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

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, Laundry-Free Linens, Founders

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: Laundry-Free Linens, Travel, Bedding, 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: Dorms, Back to School, Innovation, Founders, College Care Package, College Bedding

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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