Bedding Industries of America Donates Mattresses for Pope’s Visit to the U.S.

Bedding Industries of America (BIA) and Eclipse International—makers of the Eclipse, Eastman House and Saatva mattress brands—will supply mattresses for Pope Francis and his entourage for their upcoming visit in the United States to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

When the World Meeting of Families contacted the company, BIA CEO Stuart Carlitz enthusiastically agreed to donate a Queen-size set of the Saatva Loom & Leaf Luxury Memory Foam for the Pope and 30 Eclipse Perfection Rest mattresses and 30 Eastman House Hospitality mattresses for his entourage during the stay. At the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families on September 27, the beds will be permanently donated as gifts to the Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

“We are honored to be part of this historic event, and to work closely with the World Meeting of Families to assure that the Holy Father and his entourage will be well rested and comfortable during their late September visit to Philadelphia,” Carlitz explained. “We specifically inquired about the comfort needs and preferences for The Holy Father and those accompanying him. Based on the information we have received we are recommending a ‘relaxed firm’ Loom & Leaf Saatva memory foam bed for the Pope and high-performance Eastman House and Eclipse beds for those accompanying him.”

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About Bedding Industries of America: Bedding Industries of America are the New Jersey-based makers of key mattress brands such as Eastman House, Eclipse and Saatva. Founded in the 1860’s Chittenden & Eastman House brands are celebrating their 150th anniversary. Mattress Development Company, LLC dba Eclipse International has 39 licensed and sub-licensed factories worldwide serving 45 countries with over 150 years experience. BIA companies feature unique, innovative, patented technologies including Spinal Zone, LIFEDGE Perimeter Support, and Patented Zoned Quilt Technology to provide distinct sleep support and comfort benefits to the customer.