3 American Mattress Companies to Know Now
The bedding industry has never had a shortage of made-in-America options, a rarity in today’s import-heavy marketplace. Serta and Sealy, two name-brand mattress manufacturers, still produce domestically along with regional companies like Jamison Bedding (Nashville, Tennessee) and King Koil (St. Paul, Minnesota). We take a look at a trio of alternate choices, from an all-organic line made in Ohio to two upstarts that use design thinking to lower costs.
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Organic bedding purveyor Naturepedic, which was founded by an environmental engineer in Ohio and is produced by Amish craftsmen, is touting its new EOS Customizable Organic Mattress Sleep System ($1,599–$4,399). The system allows buyers to customize their mattress with a choice of coils that range from plush to firm or latex, plus wool, cotton, or PLA plant-based fiber batting with cotton fabric. All are certified organic.
A new introduction to the American-made sleep scene is Tuft & Needle, which launched in 2013 and follows the Warby Parker model of commerce: Cut out the middleman, lower prices, and donate to charity. Look for its new ten-inch mattress ($300–$600), which is more compatible with a box spring than the company’s five-inch "urban" model. The bedding is assembled in California from eco-friendly cotton milled in the Carolinas and CertiPur-approved foam—meaning it’s low-VOC and made without heavy metals.
And then there’s Casper, another startup that aims to offer its latex-and-memory-foam mattresses at a fraction of the cost ($500–$950) via domestic production and direct sales to consumers. The mattress—which is manufactured in Newnan, Georgia, from North Carolina-made fabric that’s stitched together in Chicago—was created with the help of Jeff Chapin, a former IDEO designer, to ensure a "healthy bounce."