Brooklyn Bedding

Brooklyn Bedding

“Where’s Brooklyn?” When someone says, “Brooklyn Bedding,” the first place that comes to most people’s minds is the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City – you know: the one that connects to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge. To old-time baseball fans, it’s the...
The Casper Mattress

The Casper Mattress

Also known as “The Disrupter” The Disrupters When The Casper Mattress and Yogabed were put on the market in 2014, “The Disrupters” soon became a nickname for these upstarts. They joined Tuft & Needle (T&N) and BedInABox (BIAB) as online only mattresses,...
The Wave

The Wave

Casper Sleep’s “Groundbreaking Mattress” 1 to 3 Casper Sleep has expanded their offerings from one mattress to three. On either side of the latest version of their signature model, the Casper Mattress, are the Wave and the Essential. A clue to their relative standing...
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...
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...
On the Air with Airbeds

On the Air with Airbeds

Adjustable Airbeds for Bedrooms In 1981, Comfortaire introduced the first adjustable airbed designed for use in home bedrooms. The founder of Comfortaire left the company to found Select Comfort, which introduced the Sleep Number beds, with numbered settings and dual...
CRaVE Mattress

CRaVE Mattress

Deja Vu I heard the rave about the CRāVE Mattress (CM), and thought to myself, “That name sounds familiar.” When I Googled the name, page 1 of the search results had a review of the CRāVE Collection from 2½ years ago. The family who owned Carolina Mattress Guild, the...
The Mattress Business – from Local to Global to Digital

The Mattress Business – from Local to Global to Digital

Make Your Bed In the beginning, manufacturing mattresses was not a business. It was a home activity, a periodic chore, literally “making your bed.” Find something – anything – to put on the ground to cushion you while sleeping. It could be supple small, green branches...
Rayon (Viscose)

Rayon (Viscose)

Pure Cellulose Fiber What Is Rayon? Rayon is one of the first man-made fibers, but it is not synthetic. Why? It is made by refining and purifying a natural material, cellulose extracted from woody plants (those with long cellulose fibers). The usual short definition...

Vytex NRL

Enough people are allergic to one or more of the proteins in natural rubber latex (NRL) that certain business segments avoid using latex products so as to not expose employees with latex allergies. For example, in many industries (such as health care and food service)...