Mattresses were the first products of Northwest Bedding, Inc. of Spokane, Washington, and they are still the main products, including innerspring mattresses (pocket coils and offset coils), latex mattresses and memory foam mattresses), with both tight top and pillowtop models. In 2015 they have eight mattress collections:
Cool Comfort Collection
These are produced in Spokane and sold factory-direct as well as through Northwest Bedding's two Spokane area retail showrooms. Northwest Bedding mattresses are also carried by several retailers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The following information is from the Northwest Bedding website:
Since 1966 Northwest Bedding has been at the forefront of creating innovative mattresses, bedroom furniture and sleep systems for everyone's budget.
From our promotionally priced conventional mattresses to our upscale Spokane Collection featuring Luxurious Latex™, we produce a broad range of products that will exceed your expectations. Specialty products include electric adjustable beds, a Chiropractor designed product line, the Ultimate Life series of products that feature durable foam-encased support cores and high density cushioning, and the Columbia Collection with fabric-encased coil construction. We even make custom mattresses for antique beds, RV's and boats!
On Memorial Day, 1966 the founders of the company were listening to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio and finishing up installation of a cotton garnet machine at the building they bought on North Division and Francis [in Spokane]. They had shipped the machine from their hometown of Southgate, California. A few weeks later, they packed up their families and household items and made the move to Spokane.
They opened for business in June but officially incorporated the business in July, 1966. In the early years, the owners cut, sewed, assembled, sold and delivered innovative mattress products to consumers in the Spokane area. They introduced mattresses with floral fabrics that were quilted. Mattresses at that time had striped fabrics and were button tufted instead of quilted.
The company continued to grow and began to sell mattresses to other retailers in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. In 1971, they expanded into a larger factory and showroom on Sprague and Fancher in the valley. In 1994, Washington State condemned its factory and showroom for a large I-90 construction project so it moved to its current location on Hayford Road west of the Spokane International Airport. The valley showroom relocated to its current location on Sprague and Evergreen. In 1996, the state also condemned its North Division store for a widening project at the Division and Francis intersection. The company tore down the old building and rebuilt an expanded location later that year on the existing and adjoining lots.
Over the years, the company has remained at the forefront in mattress design and materials. It is one of the largest manufacturers of latex mattresses on the West Coast. But it's not only about mattresses. The company has also expanded its store offerings into bedroom and occasional furniture, motion furniture, lift chairs, sofas, sleepers and many household accessories such as lamps, pictures and wall art. If it's for the bedroom, we have it!
Other categories of products produced and/or sold by Northwest Bedding are bedding, furniture and upholstery.
Bedding includes mattress pads and pillows.
Furniture brands sold in the Northwest Bedding showrooms are Aspenhome, Country Value Woodworks, Klaussner® Home Furnishings, Magnussen Home, and Winners Only. NWB also sells clearance furniture from various companies in its stores. The featured furniture items are beds and bedroom suites.
Upholstery (upholstered furniture) brands include Klaussner® Home Furnishings, Magnussen, Porter International, and Southern Motion (including recliners and reclining chairs).
In 2013, Northwest Bedding listed nine mattress collections: 5-Star, Chiropractor Collection, Columbia Collection, Comfort Support, Cool Comfort Collection, Signature Collection, Spokane Collection, Ultimate Life, and Vi Comfort. 5-Star has been renamed the Hospitality Collection, and the Spokane Collection is now Elite Latex.
One of the tabs on the Northwest Bedding home page is Mattress Guide. Under it are several articles about mattresses and sleep, titled: Mattress Buying Guide, Mattress Firmness Index, Mattress Sizes, Mattress University, Sleep Information, and Why Latex?
Northwest Bedding is building a new website called FutureSleep.