Memory Zone Mattresses

Memory Zone Mattresses

The More Affordable Selectabed Memory Foam Mattress        A “New” Brand from the Old The Selectabed 2000 and Selectabed 5000 memory foam mattresses were replaced by the Memory Zone brand. Essentially, these Selectabed models were rebranded when upgraded. More...
The Essential by Casper Sleep

The Essential by Casper Sleep

Casper Sleep’s Economy Model Economy Models A few of us may remember when the Volkswagen Beetle became popular, when Ford introduced the Pinto, then the Maverick, Chevrolet brought out the Luv pickup, and Ford the Courier. These were economy model vehicles, sharing...
Fibro-Pedic and Soft-Pedic

Fibro-Pedic and Soft-Pedic

Latex Beds by Selectabed The First Latex Mattresses Latex (then called “foam rubber”) was used in mattresses before memory foam mattresses were invented: In 1931, Dunlop Tyre and Rubber Company sold the first latex mattress, made with the firm’s...
Air-Pedic Adjustable Airbeds

Air-Pedic Adjustable Airbeds

Air-Pedic Beds After two years of testing, Selectabed (the mattress subsidiary of Relief-Mart) launched its own adjustable airbed, the Air-Pedic, in 2014. Two of the early models, the Air-Pedic 200 and Air-Pedic 300, were 2-chamber dual comfort beds. They have since...
Amerisleep Americana Bed

Amerisleep Americana Bed

The Firmest Model The Americana Bed was the second firmest memory foam mattress by Amerisleep (8 on a scale of 10) until they discontinued the Columbus Bed (9). In 2017, Amerisleep revised its mattresses, with a change in the texture of the covers and new names. The...
Allergy Standard Limited (ASL)

Allergy Standard Limited (ASL)

Organization Most organizations for standards and certification were established by groups of companies in the industries having to meet those standards. However, Allergy Standard Limited (ASL) was not started by industry executives, but by physicians specializing in...
American Down & Feather Council (ADFC)

American Down & Feather Council (ADFC)

Organization The American Down & Feather Council (ADFC) is “a section of the Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA).” Its members are companies which manufacture products using down and feathers or distribute, buy/sell, or process feathers and down. ADFC...
International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB)

International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB)

The Organization Based in Bregenz, Austria, the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB) is “the global association of the down and feather industry.” As such, it promotes the use of down and feathers in home products (bedding), apparel, and sporting gear. IDFB is...
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,...
Malouf Sleep

Malouf Sleep

(a.k.a Malouf Fine Linens and Malouf Sleep, also d.b.a. LinenSpa) The Company Malouf is located in Logan, Utah, not far from Salt Lake City. Also known as Malouf Fine Linens, its first products were bed linens: sheets and pillowcases. This was the passion of Sam...