Westin Hotels and Resorts, known for promoting fitness, sleep and overall wellness for it’s guests is taking this commitment one step further. The hotel’s latest endeavor ties it all together: combining Westin’s wellness commitment with sustainability and helping children in need.
With the assistance of Clean the World, Westin has initiated an unprecedented sustainability program, Project Rise: Thread Forward, to collect, process, and reweave discarded Heavenly Bed linens, transforming them into thousands of pairs of pajamas to be donated to children in need.
Pajamas!!! Why Pajamas, you ask?
Putting on pajamas as a part of a bedtime routine can significantly improve a child’s quality of sleep. Establishing a routine helps children fall asleep quickly and sleep more soundly.
Here’s a video which explains the project:
Westin will also sell the pajamas (which happen to be extremely adorable) on their Westin Store Website under the name Every Thread Counts for $25 per pair and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Delivering Good, a non-profit organization.
Living in New York City where over 20,000 children sleep in public shelters every night, clearly every little step helps. It is wonderful to see Westin directing it’s wellness efforts to the community, and especially to those fragile young people in need. I hope that other companies will follow suit. Lastly, I hope that Westin creates pajamas and nightgowns for adults – I would love one!