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...
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...
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...
Naturepedic

Naturepedic

Designed to Be Safe Desire to Be Safe Naturepedic is the business name of Safe For Home Products, LLC, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The company was founded by a board-certified environmental engineer and hazardous materials specialist, Barry Cik. According to a Cleveland...
Flexible Polyurethane Foam

Flexible Polyurethane Foam

The Default Material for Foam Mattresses The most common material found in foam mattresses is flexible polyurethane foam (FPF). What Is Flexible Polyurethane Foam? Flexible polyurethane foam is foam that is flexible (bendable and compressible) made of polyurethane....
Bamboo – The Woody Grass

Bamboo – The Woody Grass

The Plant Bamboo – the tallest grasses in the world, some grow to almost 100 feet tall. They are the only grasses found in tree identification books. Bamboo is woody, and is used to build houses, ladders, garden stakes, baskets, hats, ship’s sails, and many...
Gold Bond Mattresses

Gold Bond Mattresses

Company Most people associate the Gold Bond Mattress Company with futons and futon mattresses. That is only natural. For one thing, Gold Bond, along with Bedworks, is credited with developing and popularizing the modern Western futon and futon mattress from the...