Latex-Like Foams

Latex-Like Foams

Made to Perform and Feel Like Latex Latex, Natural and Synthetic Latex is a milky liquid (“latex” means milk/milky) produced by the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) when the trunk is cut. It is not sap, but is used to seal wounds, keeping harmful pests and infectious...
Tencel (Lyocell)

Tencel (Lyocell)

The Third Generation Cellulosic Fiber First Generation The first, best known, and most common cellulosic fiber is rayon (viscose). Both natural and artificial, cellulosic fibers are manufactured fibers produced from a natural substance – cellulose. Cellulosic fiber is...
Shredded vs. 1-Piece Memory Foam

Shredded vs. 1-Piece Memory Foam

Information on the following chart was extracted from a comparison of types of pillows on Sleep Like The Dead, an independent review and evaluation site for mattresses and pillows. Shredded memory foam is rated higher in most categories, though single-piece memory...

Down and SMF Comparison Charts

Top Down and Down-Feather Pillows on Amazon as of 11/17/2017 Manufacturer (# of Models) Total Reviews Total Gross Rating Overall Average Rating East Coast Bedding (6) 756 3,386.1 4.5 DOWNLITE (6) 499 2,221.2 4.5 Continental Bedding (6) 962 4,210.0 4.4 Royal Bedding...
Down and Feathers, Part 2

Down and Feathers, Part 2

Marketing, Sourcing, Issues, and Certifications To read Down and Feathers, Part 1, click here. Down and Feathers in the Marketplace While down and feathers have been used in featherbeds and pillows for a long time, they are now increasingly used in other applications,...
Down & Feather Bedding on Amazon

Down & Feather Bedding on Amazon

Down Pillows, Featherbeds, and Down Comforters with 100 or More Customer Reviews on Amazon (As of 11/03/2017) Down Pillows Sample of Down/feather pillows w/ 100+ revs Pillow Mfr Avg Rtg Price Num. Revs. Set of 2, Luxury Goose Feather and Down Bed pillows (Standard) by...
Down and Feathers, Part 1

Down and Feathers, Part 1

What They Are and How They’re Used Figures of Speech “Feather Your Nest” is a figure of speech related to traditional bedding materials. It refers to the mother bird lining her nest with feathers and down for softness and insulation for the eggs she would...
Spandex – A Long Stretch to Cover

Spandex – A Long Stretch to Cover

Cover image taken from “Spandex“, an article by the American Chemical Society Spandex is the generic name for Lycra. It is by far the stretchiest fiber used in fabrics, especially in clothing. It is found not only in clothing. Read the descriptions of...
Polyester

Polyester

The PET fiber for mattresses and pillows What is Polyester? Polyester is a polymer of esters. There are many kinds of polyesters, some of them naturally occurring, such as in some seed coatings. A polyester can be thermosetting (hardening with heat) or thermoplastic...