Independent, family-owned manufacturer Gold Bond Mattress has gone back to basics with its new Cambridge mattress, a mattress cushioned with 40 pounds of cotton in full size and 50 pounds in queen size from the company’s in-house garneting operation. In an industry in which foam and hybrid mattresses are all the rage, Gold Bond developed the Cambridge to combat rising foam costs and give retailers a quality mattress that also features a 7-inch Bonnell innerspring unit, a mattress manufacturing staple. The Cambridge is gaining momentum in the marketplace for its quality, comfort and price.
“The Cambridge is a well-built mattress that helps retailers stave off the impact increasing foam costs are having on margins,” said Robert Naboicheck, president of Gold Bond Mattress. “Across the industry, continuing foam increases are forcing people to either raise prices or de-spec their products. We’ll never de-spec our line, but instead, we’ve decided to take leverage our competitive advantage by processing our own cotton for our products. The Cambridge is packed with cotton.”
Twenty pounds of cotton flank each side of the 416-coil spring unit offering a natural cushion, as well as fire-retardant barrier. The mattress is finished with lace-tufting on a white ticking and features a charcoal gray border. The tufting provides the bed with a taut finish and classic look.
“It’s a mattress that really needs to be experienced,” he said. “It’s a hefty mattress and offers consumers a natural, cotton story, which continues to resonate in the marketplace.”
The Cambridge is retailing at $499 to $599 in a queen with a foundation, and twin sets are priced to retail from $299 to $349. At those price points, the retailers are reaping significant margins, Naboicheck said.
About Gold Bond: Founded in 1899, Gold Bond is one of the nation’s largest family-operated independent mattress, specialty sleep and futon manufacturers. The company is a leader in mattress manufacturing techniques and more than a century of experience bring product innovations, high manufacturing standards and executive leadership to the industry. Handcrafted in Connecticut with the majority of the raw material made in America, Gold Bond products incorporate the latest comfort technologies in their futons and mattresses, such as Talalay Latex, encased coils and visco-elastic memory foam. Gold Bond currently ships to 40 states and five countries, and its products are available at more than 500 retail showrooms.