Therapedic International was founded in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1957. Beginning with one licensee in North Brunswick, NJ, they are now a global company with 13 licensees in the United States and 22 in 15 other countries on all inhabited continents. Therapedic founder, George Gershaw, a World War II veteran, created the concept of international licensees.
Therapedic makes "more than just mattresses." Their bedding products line also includes blankets, pillows, mattress pads and toppers. Therapedic's end users include both consumers and hospitality businesses. Therapedic products are available through several retailers, but some items are exclusive only through Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Nine brands of mattresses are made by Therapedic International: Agility®, BackSense®, Buoyancy®, EcoGel®, Innergy®, Kathy Ireland, New Collection, MemoryTouch®, PureTouch®, and Therawrap®. Additionally, Therapedic also makes Hospitality mattresses for hotels and resorts.
Several types of mattresses are included in these brands: innerspring, wrapped coil innerspring, polyurethane/latex, gel memory foam/latex, memory foam, and latex. Therapedic also produces a mattress line for the Tommy Bahama® Home Collection Additional mattress lines are produced by select Therapedic licensees, such as the Sleepcraft brand by Cascade Manufacturing, in Auburn, WA (the Seattle area).
Although it is a global company, Therapedic still hand-crafts its mattresses, believing that this is what produces the highest quality product. Somehow, even with handcrafting, Therapedic International mattresses are priced lower than many equivalent brands. Considering the complexity of modern mattresses, it is not surprising that fashioning mattresses by hand can be competitive with those made by automated machinery (this writer worked for two decades in manufacturing industries).