BedVoyage – Celebrating Our 9th Anniversary and Growth
In Oct 2008 BedVoyage CEO, Sharon Stuart, was struck with the idea to create luxury linens to take along on your travels. She often stayed in all variety of hotels, but was not always thrilled with the quality of the linens at economy resorts. The genesis of her concept was to design linens from some sort of anti-bacterial fabric, with a one-piece design to make it easy to put over top of the hotel sheets. She started working on her prototype: connecting the flat and fitted sheet at the foot end, and then zippered the pillowcase, all with the intention of keeping your body away from the well-used hotel pillows and mattress.
A friend of Sharon’s owned a business that helped entrepreneurs define their products and source a factory. When trying to find the right fabric, he asked Sharon, ‘have you heard of bamboo?’ She started researching and learned that bamboo fibers naturally resist bacteria, mildew and odors, and is thermal regulating and hypo allergenic, the perfect fabric for her design! Her friend was very instrumental in finding the right factory to start production, so she incorporated in January 2009, applied for a patent and started building the website.
18 months of R&D, shipping samples back and forth and fine tuning the design, resulted in finally receiving her first order in July 2010. Now it was time to think of how to sell them!
Sharon hired a branding company who came up with the name BedVoyage, as in ‘take your bed on your travels’ and decided to host her launch at a Travel Writer’s convention in Dublin, Ireland in May 2010. The actor Andrew McCarthy of St Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink fame, was in attendance as he’s a travel writer, and she hoped he might write the first article! You can see the connected design in the images at the launch party.
You can find BedVoyage products at http://www.bedvoyage.com as well as many online retailers such as JC Penney, Sears, Wayfair, ATG and BlueStem. They are also carried in mattress stores, designer showrooms, cruise lines, hotels, Inns, and eco resorts in Costa Rica, Belize and Mexico. Retail and Hospitality accounts can sign up for wholesale pricing, with a slick new automated process at www.BedVoyage.com
CONTACT:Sharon StuartCompany: BedVoyageAddress: 18915 142nd Ave NE #230, Woodinville, WA 98072Phone: 425-949-8216Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.bedvoyage.com