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Launching at IHS 2017 Sara Nolan, Business Development Manager at The Fine Bedding Company Hospitality, said: “Using silky soft fibres derived from recycled PET plastic bottles, we’ve created a new generation of luxury bedding in our SMARTDOWN® range. It’s the way we spin the fibres in our pioneering fibre-blowing technique that creates comforting, down-like clusters, which mimic the behaviour of the highest-grade Hungarian Goose Down products in every way, while a loose cassette structure holds volume, trapping air and warmth. “A sustainably sourced 280 thread count cotton cover completes this look-alike product, delivering a luxurious feel and breathability; and SMARTDOWN® products are all hand-finished.” Taking its eco credentials to the next level, SMARTDOWN® fibre is made from 100 per cent recycled materials. Up to 66 per cent of energy is saved during its production and CO2 emissions are lowered by a massive 54 per cent – a compelling message to environmentally conscious consumers. Another breakthrough is The Fine Bedding Company Hospitality Division Zip’n’Link mattress topper. This new innovation – designed specifically for the hospitality sector – addresses the washability, storage and practicality of Zip ‘n’ Link beds. The product can be used as one superking topper and then split into two twin bed toppers. No storage required and the top unzips and can be

washed on site, dried and back on the bed the same day. Not only is the topper supersoft, supportive and thick, it also eradicates the challenges of toppers for zip‘n’link beds. It ensures comfort for customers, efficiency for Housekeepers, and even extends the life of the mattress. There is currently a patent pending on this product. Sara Nolan added: “We spend a long time talking to hoteliers to really understand the challenges they face when it comes to filled bedding, from reducing the need to use specialist cleaning companies to flexible options that help with storage and the speed of room turnaround. Like with many of our new products, the Zip’n’Link topper has been specifically developed in conjunction with housekeepers. Through our NPD processes we have devised a new solution to meet hoteliers’ specific needs. “As the zip is all the way around the product you can actually wash the top layer in a machine at 40oC. This is unheard of for a product of this type and quality. “The feedback on samples sent out to hoteliers to date has been phenomenal and we’re really excited about the launch of this product at the I.H.S where visitors can experience it first hand on our stand.” Also on show will be The Fine Bedding Company Hospitality Division’s collection of Spundown washable bedding, which has been tested to prove that it maintains its original qualities even after 20 washes at 60oC, and its Boutique Silk range featuring Smartfil® synthetic fibres plus the additional luxury, breathable qualities of pure silk. Sara concluded: “Bedding in the hospitality industry is increasingly about marrying the luxurious feel of a product and cost efficiencies in terms of laundering. The breadth of products in our range, with the added benefit of our unique Smartfil® synthetic fibres, means we really are catering for all size of hotel and individual requirements. I am confident that we are exceeding the industry standard and the needs of customers.”



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October 2017

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