“If you spend 1/3rd of your life in bed, why not sleep on the most luxuriously soft linens available? Bamboo offers such unique benefits, and we’ve made them affordable!” says Sharon Stuart, the CEO and Founder of BedVoyage, an eco-luxury brand of bamboo linens, towels and accessories.
For Sharon it was about family, friends, colleagues and people everywhere that want a luxurious place to sleep, snuggle up, kiss their children goodnight and relax in comfort and style. Born in the Northwest and raised in a naturopathic lifestyle, Sharon knows that a good night’s sleep makes for a much better day. Nestle in cozily with linens that have qualities that are uniquely inherent to bamboo: anti-bacterial, hypo-allergenic, thermal regulating, moisture wicking, odor resistant and anti-mite. Bamboo has given you the opportunity to Go Green in your Bed!
According to Sharon, ‘All my life I have been very discriminating about what I sleep on, ask anyone that knows me! I had one horrible experience as a young woman, having to sleep on sheets that were coated in dog hair, I barely slept the whole night while the dog scratched at the door to get into ‘his’ bed! This shaped how I sleep, I am constantly changing my sheets, won’t sleep anywhere that I don’t KNOW has fresh linens, have been known to cover a hotel pillow with a fresh T-shirt and sleep in my sweats, and have shied away from staying the night at some homes, and all-around have nightmares of sleeping on dirty linens!’
'While I was building a cabin in the mountains in 2007, I was thinking about how often I’d be changing the linens, as I frequently have guests (I am even more finicky for my guests than I am for myself) and had the thought ‘wouldn’t it be nice if my guests brought their own linens?’ and the light bulb went on! Within moments I had the vision of a design for luxurious travel linens and knew there must be others like me who would prefer to take their own linens on their travels, and be ensured of a clean place to rest at night. The idea for BedVoyage was born!'
While developing the first prototype in the Spring of 2008, Sharon discovered the green fabric of her dreams: bamboo. After careful research on the amazing eco-friendly qualities of bamboo, she chose only to use 100% bamboo in the highest thread counts, making the linens softer to the touch than 1000 thread count Pima cotton. She applied for a patent on a unique connected design, and went to market with her first product. The enthusiasm of the customers was amazing. Demand for expanding the luxurious bamboo line led her to launch traditional linens, duvet covers, travel blankets and pillowcases, towels, and shams. “Everyone should feel pampered when they sleep, and if we keep our prices affordable, there is no excuse for not sleeping on BedVoyage linens!”
Sharon Stuart resides in the greater Seattle area with her daughter. They enjoy snowmobiling, hiking, art, entertaining and a good night’s rest!