Stearns & Foster

Each Stearns & Foster Sleep Collection is meticulously made, with a heritage steeped in tradition.  

160 years of crafting luxurious mattresses using only the finest materials.

History of Stearns and Foster

The heritage of Stearns & Foster began in 1846 when the company was founded by George S. Stearns and Seth C. Foster in Cincinnati, Ohio as a maker of fine upholstery for high-end horse drawn carriages. Stearns was the inventor of a new process for cotton bunting, which provided a cleaner, more comfortable alternative to the upholstery used at the time.

It was Seth Foster who recognized that the newly emerging bedding market was an ideal place to expand use of Stearns & Foster’s unique cotton technology. As with their other products, the company focused on making only the very best mattresses.

Beginning in 1907, Stearns & Foster ran print ads in the Saturday Evening Post; "A Stearns & Foster Label on a Mattress Stands for All That Is Best" and "For the Sleep That Rests – Refreshes," were the tag lines.

By the early 1920’s, the unsurpassed luxury and comfort of a Stearns & Foster was renowned. The company has built its reputation on the manufacturing of top-of-the-line luxury mattresses sold in the most discriminating of retailers.

The superior product positioning helped Stearns & Foster gain exclusive partnerships with high-end retailers, such as Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago, Bloomingdale’s in New York and Sterns Department Stores in New Jersey, while competitors were forced to sell in more down-scale retailers.

Today, Stearns & Foster lives up to the rich heritage of luxury that is the hallmark of our brand with visually tempting beds, that feel as good as they look. 

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