Solidifying its presence in the northwest, mattress manufacturer Eclipse International signed a licensing agreement with Sumner, Washington-based Sound Sleep Products. The new agreement gives Sound Sleep the rights to produce, market and distribute the Eclipse and Eastman House brands in six states.
The new licensee, founded in 1992, has two factories. One is in Oregon, and the other is in Washington state, a 117,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Sumner, where the vertically integrated company manufactures innersprings and cuts foam for the mattresses and box springs produced there.
“Sound Sleep’s commitment to quality and innovation, coupled with its impeccable customer service, make the company a perfect addition to the Eclipse family,” said Stuart Carlitz, chief executive officer of Eclipse International. “The northwest is an important region for us, and Sound Sleep’s extensive dealer base puts them in a great position to ‘hit the ground running’ with these two brands.”
The licensing agreement covers the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, and Montana, as well as the panhandle region of northern Idaho.
“Our agreement with Eclipse positions us for rapid growth, and our dealer base is very excited about putting these brands on their sales floors,” said John Larsen, chief executive officer of Sound Sleep. “Eclipse’s success across multiple brands puts it in a unique position, and the company is poised to respond to the rapidly-changing bedding marketplace.”
The partnership with Sound Sleep comes on the heels of a record-setting 2018, when 19 new domestic and international licensing agreements were signed.
About Eclipse International: North Brunswick, New Jersey-based Eclipse International has been making mattresses since 1866. Holding more than 100 trademarks and seven patents that enhance its private label efforts, the company also has an extensive global licensing network that distributes mattresses under seven brands – Eclipse, Eastman House, Van Vorst, Ernest Hemingway, Pure Talalay Bliss, Velika and BIA. A well-established leader in the bedding industry, Eclipse designs products crafted with high quality components, including latex, memory foam, gel and eco-friendly materials. Today, the company has 77 licensees globally.