Oddly, it is a bit tough to find out the early history of Stearns & Foster. Thankfully, here at Bedplanet we make it easy to fill all of your Stearns & Foster needs. That even includes finding out about the company themselves. Now, you won’t have to hunt around the internet for details because we already did it for you.
Sterns & 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 the US 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 detail 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.