Sustainable Tourism: It’s Not Just for Tree-Huggers! Go Local and Laundry-Free with Beantown Bedding

As the movement toward sustainable tourism, eco-tourism, and conscious tourism gains momentum, travelers are packing, trekking, eating and sleeping greener. In the process of making a difference through their travel, they're also developing a whole new vocabulary—popularizing terms like “leave no trace” and “pro-poor”. They're choosing public transportation or car sharing services, such as Lyft and Uber; gauging their water consumption with a water footprint calculator; and scouring the landscape for locally sourced foods. They’re using tools like TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders to find accommodations that meet their demands for environmental responsibility.

This new breed of traveler is less concerned with cinnamon rolls being part of the free breakfast than whether the coffee is fair trade. They’re looking more closely at the hotel’s carbon offsets or their yurt’s green certifications than they are at free wi-fi and extra pillows.

Beantown Bedding is helping the effort. Our innovative Laundry-Free Linens® are eco-friendly, high-quality disposable sheets that may be used for days or weeks and simply discarded, recycled or composted instead of laundered. For travelers, it’s all about convenience and hygiene—without the guilt! Guests at vacation homes no longer have to wash sheets before leaving or bringing home dirty linens to wash. The best part? There are never any concerns about whether or not you're sleeping on clean sheets.


What makes laundry-free sheets an eco-friendly choice is its 100% Biobased® fabric, made with eco-award winning TENCEL®, complete compostability and resource conservation. Each load of laundry avoided can save approximately 40 gallons of water and 7 kilowatt-hours of energy. 


With alarming reports of increased bug infestations and questionable cleanliness of lodging facilities, Laundry-Free Linens® are a comforting choice for travelers concerned with hygiene and health away from home. Our fabric’s unique fibers even help the sheets stay cleaner as they are more resistant to the growth of bacteria, mold and dust mites than cotton or synthetic fibers. 


Despite Beantown Bedding's clever play on convenience, hygiene and sustainability, we also seek to bring awareness to our social mission. Sales of Laundry-Free Linens® allow us to support Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. 


Beantown Bedding’s bundled biodegradable sheet sets are currently available on the Beantown Beding website, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Grommet and at select Barnes & Noble College Bookstores.