it is a bit tough to find out the early history of Stearns & Foster.
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& Foster were founded in 1846 by G.S. Sterns and Seth Foster. Initially
the company was located in Cincinnati,
Ohio and was involved in
manufacturing upholstery for horse drawn carriages. Seth Foster involved the
company in the development of mattresses using George Stearns newly invented
process for cotton bunting. Eventually the company became well known in
for manufacturing quality mattresses that were sold through high-end retailers.
In the early 1900’s Stearns
& Foster brought in artists and stylists to help with the design of the mattresses. This “out of the box” thinking proved
successful and increased the company’s reputation greatly. In 1993 the Stearns
& Foster Company was bought by Sealy.
They are presently Sealy’s luxury brand of mattress.
In 2000 they partnered
with Joma Wool in New Zealand
to use New Zealand
wool as a natural insulator. In 2009 the patented IntelliCoil was established
followed by the Indulge Quilt in 2012. Climate control and tufting showed up in
2014 and the Reserve collection burst on the scene in 2016 featuring a
redesigned innerspring system.
As we mentioned their history is full of
massive gaps in how the company progressed from the early days. It is a lot
easier to find their mission statement.
Stearns & Foster
proudly claim that every mattress is hand-built by certified craftsmen who are held to their high standards. The craftsmen pay meticulous attention
to ensure the delivery of indulgent comfort that lasts. Precise engineering is used to meet the
standards to deliver exceptional, lasting quality. Stearns & Foster is the
only mattress line that has fully hand crafted mattresses.