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...
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...
TEMPUR-Contour Select

TEMPUR-Contour Select

The Mattress The TEMPUR-Contour Select, introduced in 2011 by TEMPUR-Pedic, was for a time the firmest model in the TEMPUR-Contour Collection. It is no longer listed on the company’s website, but is still available on Amazon, where it has only one review. However, it...
Down vs. Shredded Memory Foam

Down vs. Shredded Memory Foam

A Comparison of Two Kinds of Pillows Up with Down For a long time, at least over a thousand years, the most luxurious, most coveted pillows were those filled with down and/or feathers. By the 20th Century, feather pillows were common. Most of us who grew up before 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...
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...
Leachco

Leachco

Safety & Comfort for Mother & Child A Family Business Leachco, in Ada, Oklahoma, is more than a family-owned business – it is a family business. The banner for the “Our Story” page on the Leachco website shows Clyde and Jamie Leach with their sons, daughter,...