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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Martex Health Basics White Face Mask being worn
Due to the impact that Covid-19 is having, wearing face masks in many industries and business settings is likely to be the new normal.

At-least for a while.

Unfortunately, the sudden surge in demand for all types of face masks is straining existing mask manufacturers and distribution channels.

The volume os masks that are needed is simply overwhelming and not possible to supply with the pre-Covid-19 PPE production capacity.

The news stories coming out daily are saying that finding face masks is hard if not impossible at this time. Many of these articles give readers alternatives such as how to make them at home or other businesses and places to buy masks such as Etsy, Facebook Marketplace, and the like.

These smaller retailers and individuals making masks are a great option if you need a few face masks for yourself, family, and friends.

However, finding face masks in bulk quantities for business use has been next to impossible up until now.

Ramping up Face Masks Production for Businesses needing to Protect Employees and Clients:

Fortunately, there is a solution to the need. Many hospitality and health-care textile manufacturers are re-purposing factories to assist with the surge in demand.
westpoint home's repurposed factory making face masks

Our own manufacturing partner, WestPoint Home/Hospitality, has been manufacturing face mask for front-line medical workers at the plant in Chipley, Fl since mid-March. This cut-and-sew plant has a limited capacity, so most of the face mask and also booties being produced have been donated in coordination with government and private health-care providers to areas experiencing the greatest impact from this Coronavirus pandemic.

To increase production capacity to keep up with the increase in demand, the WestPoint Bahrain Factory has been refitted to produce Face Masks and soon other PPE. Currently, the face masks are being produced at a rate of around 70,000 face masks per day at this facility.

The Fabric Face Masks being produced are the Martex Health Basics Face Mask with SILVERbac antimicrobial technology.

The Martex Health Face Masks are currently being flown in for faster delivery to end-users in the United States and will continue for as long as needed.

We are proud to be a supply partner with WestPoint Home in getting these masks to those that need them in the U.S.

If you or anyone you know needs face mask in bulk case packs of 100 masks, you can place your orders online at the lowest wholesale price you will find anywhere on these masks. Plus, we are providing Free Shipping on all orders!

Contact us with any questions, to order by phone, or to email order request.


by: Palmetto Linen

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Restful Nights Everlasting Loft Eco-Smart Hotel Pillow laying on a bedGuest and housekeepers in hotels of all sizes have loved the EcoSmart Down-Alternative Hotel Pillows for many years.

Some of the largest hotel brands in the world use them on their guest beds. Understandable because they score high guest satisfaction ratings, provide long-lasting support wash after wash, and are eco-friendly, antimicrobial, and hypoallergenic.

Since they are found in many hotels, we get a lot of questions from people wondering if this is the same pillow they loved sleeping on in their hotel.

This is not a straight forward answer because the EcoSmart pillows with recycled x-puff cluster ball fiberfill and the non-toxic USDA approved antimicrobial treatment have been manufactured by several different companies using different pillow names over the years.

If you noted the name on the pillow tag, check if your pillow name or a similar one is listed below.

Previous EcoSmart Pillow Names as listed on pillow tags:
  • ClearFresh EcoSmart Down-Alternative Hotel Pillow
  • BioShield Eco-Smart Down-Alternative Pillow
  • Beyond Comfort Down-Alternative Hotel Pillow
  • Conformance Supreme Down-Alternative Hotel Pillows
Current/New EcoSmart Pillow Name:
White-Label Online Hotel Branded Eco Smart Pillow Names:

Some of the large hotel brands will have the manufacturer "white-labeled" their pillows so they can sell them to their guest on the hotel's e-commerce website using the hotel's brand. White-labelling simply means that the hotel chooses the name on the pillow tag and the manufacturer labels them as such. Some of the common hotel name formats include "eco" "eco-friendly" "down alternative" combined with the Hotel Brand Name like the above Branded Hotel Pillow Names.

Branded Hotel Pillow Names:
  • "Hotel Brand Name" Down Alternative Eco Pillow
  • "Hotel Brand Name" EcoSmart Down Alternative Pillow
  • Down Alternative Eco Pillow by "Hotel Brand Nam"

If you still are not sure, keep reading to learn more about the Eco-Smart Pillows.

Hospitality textile manufacturers regularly change product lines, product names, and materials for a variety of reasons.

Knowing the history and evolution of the Eco-Smart Down-Alternative Hotel Pillows with Clearfresh Antimicrobial may help you decide if this is the EcoSmart pillow that you slept on and are looking to buy.

Manufacturing History and EcoSmart Down-Alternative Pillow Names:

Louisville Bedding Company manufactured the original BioShield EcoSmart Down-Alternative Pillows featured in many Marriott ® Hotels around the world.

In 2013, Hollander Home Fashions acquired Louisville Bedding Company creating a new company called Hollander Sleep Products. Around this time, Hollander discontinued making a similar Hollander version of the Down-Alternative Eco-Friendly Pillow that was called the Beyond Comfort Hotel Pillow. The two pillow lines were merged and renamed the ClearFresh EcoSmart Down-Alternative Pillows. The ClearFresh Eco-Smart Pillows were also featured and received fantastic guest ratings in Marriott ® Hotels worldwide.

In 2017, Hollander Sleep Products acquired Pacific Coast Feather Company (PCF) while keeping the Hollander Sleep Products name for the new company.

National Sleep Products, a division of Hollander's newly acquired Pacific Coast Feather Company, had a similar version of the EcoSmart or Eco-Friendly Pillow called the Conformance Supreme Pillow Line. The Conformance Supreme Pillows were featured in many Crowne Plaza Hotels $reg;, and other large hotels around the world and had specifications that were almost identical to the ClearFresh EcoSmart Pillows.

In 2019, Hollander discontinued manufacturing the Clearfresh Ecosmart Hotel Pillows and the Conformance Supreme Line of pillows to consolidating similar product lines, manufacturing facilities, and to improve manufacturing efficiency.

At the end of 2019, Hollander Sleep Products introduced the newest version of the ClearFresh Ecosmart Down-Alternative Hotel Pillows to the hospitality marketplace with a new name, the Restful Nights® Everlasting Loft® EcoSmart Pillow with ClearFresh Antimicrobial Cover in Medium and Firm Densities.

If you are looking for the ClearFresh EcoSmart Down-Alternative Pillows, the BioShield EcoSmart Down-Alternative Pillows, or any of the other names listed above, then the Everlasting Loft EcoSmart Pillows are the correct pillows. You just need to decide if you want the medium density or the firm density version in either Standard, Queen, or King pillow sizes.

I hope this post has helped you find the hotel pillow you slept on by explaining the Clearfresh EcoSmart Pillow names and why there are so many names and versions. If you still have questions, give us a call or contact us.


by: Palmetto Linen

Friday, February 21, 2020
Some of your short-term rental guests will prefer lighter-weight bedding, some like heavy-weight, and some prefer something in the middle.

How do you set up your guest beds to accommodate everyone?

The quick answer: Use a combination of lightweight items such as coverlets, quilts, bed toppers, blankets, and low-loft duvet inserts/comforters layered on top of one another.

Layering gives your guests the option to remove individual pieces if they prefer less warmth during the night.

I want to share the inspiration for this post to give some background that may be helpful. The content marketing team at Redfin recently approached us while looking for textile industry experts to submit a tip about choosing the perfect bedding. With so many years helping our hospitality clients find solutions, narrowing it down to 1 tip was a challenge. The quote we wrote and submitted is below:

"Consider using multiple lightweight bedding layers such as coverlets, blankets, and quilts instead of a bulky comforter or duvet. With multiple lighter-weight layers, you have the option to add and remove bedding layers between summer and winter months or as your preferences change. Lighter-weight bedding items are easy to launder in residential washing machines, and they require less water, less energy, and less time than bulky bedding! - Palmetto Linen. If you want to see the full Redfin article with all of the bedding tips, you can find it here.

As you can see, the tip we submitted and the other suggestions are for buying linens for residential home use, but the advice to use lightweight layered bed linens applies even more to commercial hospitality settings. Choosing bed linens that are easy to launder in residential washers and dryers is even more critical if you regularly or even occasionally do laundry inside your serviced apartments or vacation rental units.

Benefits of using multiple lightweight layers on your Short-term lodging beds:

Increased Guest Satisfaction:

Knowing that some guests like many layers, some like plush bedding, some like minimal covering, the hotel industry and textile industries have put significant time, money, and effort to find the right combination. One of the findings that most everyone in the industry would agree on is that using multiple, removable bedding layers is one way to delight almost everyone. It puts the power back in guest hands, and they love that!

Decrease Laundering Time, Energy, and Water Usage:

Lightweight items launder faster and use less water and energy. It is easier for housekeeping to launder lighter weight bedding, and there is no need to send bulky comforters to off-site dry cleaners.

Faster Drying Times:

By their nature, lightweight coverlets, quilts, and blankets dry faster because they hold less water than bulky comforters and duvets.

Lower replenishment cost:

It is more cost-effective to replace individual layers. When layers are stained or damaged, the items are cheaper to replace compared to expensive and bulky down comforters or duvets.

More Durable & Longer-Lasting:

Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Toppers are generally more durable because if they have batting or fill, it is tightly bound, so they launder wonderfully. Unlike comforters and heavy duvet inserts that have a plush filling that can shift and clump if not laundered properly in large commercial machines.

Perfect for Colder Climates:

For colder regions or during the winter months, add a light or medium-weight duvet insert for added warmth. Place the duvet insert under the bed topper, quilt, triple sheet, or coverlet. You can even leave it folded at the foot of the bed as an additional blanket if you like. Either way, your new layered bedding is sure to give every one of your guests the absolute best experience possible.


by: Palmetto Linen

Monday, June 12, 2017
Imagine having a pillow that lasts the duration the warranty suggests simply because of a pillow cover. Help keep pillows plush and luxurious for longer to extend the pillow life.

Pillow protectors provide a barrier for pillows from dust and other offending items that cling onto pillows and may alter the overall cleanliness of the pillow. The Zippered Pillow Protectors - T160 Cotton/Polyester ability to minimize stains contributes significantly to keeping pillows in tip-top shape to reduce the need to purchase pillows as frequently. A cost-effective way of saving money on bedding needs is only taking care of the items used most often, such as pillows.

Comfort and quality make Zippered Pillow Protectors - T160 Cotton/Polyester stand out. These pillow protectors are created with functionality and comfort in mind. To provide the very best, this product features a fresh quality blend of cotton and polyester designed to minimize stains and prolong product durability. These pillow protectors are durable and lightweight enough to
place a pillow cover over the protector with plenty of room.

Striving to provide the comfort and quality desired, zippered pillow protectors are created with 160 threads count to envelop the pillow with a sturdy material that accommodates standard and king-sized pillows. Standard and king-size pillow cover help pillows with various fillings such as the feather, polyester, or foam pillows without difficulty.

Zippered pillow protectors are carefully fitted with anti-rust zippers featuring double sewn zippers to ensure the pillow protectors may be washed without fear of fraying. Pillow protectors feature a durable material that will withstand an average wash and dry cycle with no specific requirements.

The following features for the pillow cases are listed below;
•    Rust proof double sewn zippers
•    Standard size: (20 inches x 36 inches)
•    King size: (20 inches x 36 inches)
•    50% Cotton 50% Polyester Blend
•    Machine Washable/Dryable


by: Palmetto Linen

Saturday, May 27, 2017
ClearFresh EcoSmart Down Alternative Pillows are a premium addition to the bedtime comfort of anyone that uses them. They're thrifty, quality, and comfortable. More affordable than their down pillow counterparts, users are sure to be satisfied with them for a plethora of reasons.

First and foremost, these pillows are treated with an antimicrobial barrier. This prevents nasty little microorganisms from making a home on the surface of the pillow. The ClearFresh barrier gives permanent protection from mold, mildew, yeast, bacteria, and algae. It allows them to remain hygienic and neat for the duration of their life. EcoSmart technology makes it so the pillows can be revived and refreshed during the wash cycle and won't break down, unlike regular down pillows. ClearFresh EcoSmart Down Alternative Pillows have been tested and maintain their optimum structure for a minimum of 50 wash cycles. This includes drying them. As a result, customers need not remove the pillow with any trepidation about ruining the integrity of the product.

The pillow also boasts a 233 thread count, so even excluding a pillow case, they're soft to the touch and cozy. Not wanting to skimp on the value of the ClearFresh EcoSmart, the company also ensured that the outer casing is 100% cotton which is the least irritating to the majority of skin types. They are available in a the complete spectrum of sizes: standard size (20" x 26"), queen size (20" x 30"), and king size (20" x 36").

For customers that want the most features, for the best value, without squandering their money on products that are prone to break down, the ClearFresh is a great investment. The varied sizes and reflective elements give those buying or using them peace of mind. Peace of mind that they are using a product of the finest quality.


by: Palmetto Linen

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Looking for Wholesale 8 Piece Non-Stick Aluminum Cookware. 

Wholesale 8 pc Non-Stick Aluminum CookwareNon-stick cookware can be advantageous for an abundance of significant and pertinent reasons. Professionals who work in kitchens day in and day out are usually aware of this. Non-stick cookware can bring a range of different benefits to the table. It can contribute to dishes that don't have any oil whatsoever. People who like the idea of keeping oil out of their kitchens as much as possible, as a result, may appreciate this. Non-stick cookware doesn't have complicated or time-consuming maintenance requirements in any way. This cookware is a cinch to wash and clean thoroughly. Drying it properly isn't a big deal, either. Non-stick cookware tends to be attractive, visually appealing and contemporary in style. It never looks outdated or boring. It isn't susceptible to scratching. That's a significant benefit for people who want to keep their cookware items pristine and flawless. This type of cookware also offers the convenience of heat distribution that's nice and even at all times. Culinary professionals who want to be able to prepare their food efficiently can benefit from that. Efficient cooking can also help minimize gas costs.

Many Great Choices in Non-Stick Aluminum Cookware Available

There are many wonderful options in non-stick aluminum cookware products on the market these days. If a restaurant owner wants to invest in a pan that won't trap eggs during the cooking process, he can enjoy a wealth of convenient and useful options. There are many sturdy and resilient non-stick cookware sets available for purchase on the Internet. These cookware sets frequently consist of eight distinct pieces. People who want to buy non-stick cookware sets that are particularly tough and powerful should go for heavy gauge aluminum. It can also be a good idea to go for aluminum that is topped with Whitford Xylan. This coating can be perfect for smooth and dependable nonstick finishes. Aluminum cookware sets typically are made up of fry pans, Dutch ovens, and saucepans. There are many affordable aluminum cookware sets on the Internet. These often even come with shipping that's 100 percent free.


by: Palmetto Linen

Shopping for a Wholesale Stainless Steel Cookware Set - 7 Piece - Lightweight Novice
Wholesale 7pc Stainless Steel Cookware Set - Lightweight Novice
Reliable cookware is essential for so many reasons. People who work in the food service industry regularly have to purchase brand new cookware. New cookware can be part of an upgrade for any dining establishment. It can also replace old cookware that just isn't looking its best anymore. It can be expensive for businesses to have to purchase brand new cookware. It doesn't matter if it's a hotel, an eatery, a nursing home, a private educational institution or anything else. Cookware can often be on the expensive side. There is an easy solution for that, however. That simple solution is to purchase cookware in bulk. People can usually locate high-quality wholesale stainless steel cookware sets on the Internet.

Many Excellent Choices in Cookware Sets

Stainless steel cookware tends to be durable, reliable and sturdy. It can be great for businesses that get a lot of traffic. If a business owner is interested in purchasing pans and pots that can stand the test of time, stainless steel can often be the perfect choice in material. Stainless steel isn't vulnerable at all to corrosion. It isn't susceptible to heat destruction and damage, either. It isn't just critical to concentrate on cookware set material. People should pay close attention to the features that are part of these sets, too. Lightweight cookware sets can help streamline kitchens. They can make kitchen storage a lot easier and more hassle-free. Aluminum bottoms that are encapsulated can be a great cookware set feature. These kinds of bottoms can stop warping in the event of excessive heating.

Components That Make Up Novice Sets

People should look for stainless steel cookware sets that consist of all of the right components. These sets frequently feature saucepans that can accommodate two quarts, saucepans that can accommodate single quarts, frying pans and, last but not least, Dutch ovens. Stainless steel with mirror finishes can be desirable for people who want to purchase top-quality sets. Tempered glass lids can be yet another helpful and exciting feature for purchasers.


by: Palmetto Linen