Hotel Turns Old Linens Into New Pajamas
USA – Hotels, especially large, high-end hotels, use a huge amount of linens and towels. When these become worn, they are often thrown out. To reduce its environmental impact, Westin Hotels & Resorts launched Project Rise: ThreadForward – a sustainability program that collects and reweaves hotel bed linens. The textiles are transformed into children’s pajamas, which are distributed to children in need around the world.
The program is based on the knowledge that a good night’s sleep is of vital importance to well-being, yet children living in poverty often suffer from a lack of sleep. For these children, the ritual of putting on a pair of pajamas can help create a bedtime routine that will improve the quality of sleep.