U.S. Mattresses vs. Knock-Off Foreign Mattresses
Buying a new mattress is a considerable investment in your comfort and health. Many factors go into deciding which mattress to purchase, as there are a surprising number of options. Where you purchase your mattress will substantially impact the quality of your investment, but have you considered where your mattress is made?
There are several economic, ethical, and environmental benefits of buying a mattress made in the United States.
What does it mean for goods to be “Made in the USA?” A product must meet a series of requirements set by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to carry the “Made in the USA” label. This designation means that “all or virtually all” of the product was made in the United States. As a result, there can only be a negligible amount of foreign components in the product.
The quality of US-made mattresses is superior because these mattresses must comply with regulations that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission sets. This means that quality control standards and manufacturing regulations are established to ensure the mattresses are made of better quality materials and will last longer than those made overseas. Additionally, these self-enforced regulations meet standards for flammability and do not contain chemicals or toxins such as formaldehyde, CFCs, and phthalates.
Second, mattresses made in the United States are more environmentally friendly. As we all work to create more sustainable lifestyles, this should be a piece of the puzzle when you are making your mattress purchase. In addition to not containing chemicals or toxins, U.S. manufacturing plants create less pollution than mattress factories in other countries. Additionally, shipping a mattress is costly for the environment, burning fossil fuels and creating more pollution in transit.
Third, US-made mattresses offer better quality for you as the consumer. While you might notice that the cost of U.S. mattresses can be a bit more expensive than their foreign counterparts, you will get what you pay for. Lower price will mean cheaper quality and flimsier manufacturing regulations. Additionally, foreign-made mattresses might be created by workers in poor working conditions, such a low pay and unsafe environments.
Finally, you support your local economy when you buy a mattress made in the U.S. This decision means more jobs for Americans and fuels the American-manufacturing economy.
The Pittsburgh Mattress Factory is proud to create US-made, high-quality custom mattresses for you and your family. With over 50 years of experience, we provide expert advice along with custom mattresses built right here in our factory. Making your mattress purchase at The Pittsburgh Mattress Factory gives you the peace of mind that you have selected a mattress with outstanding quality and craftsmanship, made right here in the United States. Stop in or give us a call at (941) 729-7604 today!