Sealy has a long history of making quality beds. In 1881 Daniel Haynes invented a new process for making cotton mattresses in Sealy, Texas. Since then, Sealy has changed the way the world sleeps, leading the way in research, development and design. Patented technology lies at the heart of our collection, providing unparalleled comfort and support. The history behind every Sealy bed makes it a sound investment in your future.
The Importance of Sleep
At Sealy, we recognise the importance of sleep. The amount of sleep you get at night has a significant impact on your energy, mood and productivity during the day. One of the key factors to ensuring revitalising sleep is a comfortable and supportive bed. When you choose Sealy, you are making the first and possibly the most important step to improving the quality of your sleep, so you can make the most of your day.
Orthopaedic Advisory Board
In 2006 Sealy US formed the Orthopaedic Advisory Board, to continue to build on Sealy's rich orthopaedic heritage. It focuses on developments and innovations that help contribute to orthopaedic health and provide more restful and recuperative sleep.
Made in New Zealand
In a world of mass manufacture, Sealy still handcrafts beds one at a time. Sealy’s highly experienced team are devoted to providing a level of quality that sets the standard in bedding today. Sealy New Zealand has a dedicated bedding manufacturing factory in Auckland. Sealy Posturepedic is proudly made in New Zealand and is a certified member of Buy NZ Made, and is endorsed by FITEC, who certifies our product with the Master Seal logo. This seal identifies that our product is made in New Zealand, to exact standards, using sustainable systems and materials with qualified personal.
Sealy recognises the importance of environmental sustainability and takes seriously our responsibility for good stewardship in this effort. Sealy manufactures high-quality, durable sleepsets that provide the highest levels of comfort and support.
Our goal is to reach an acceptable balance between sustainability and product quality, performance and durability, based on the practical application of the most advanced technologies available.
Natural & Sustainable
Resources that are sustainable, can be grown or harvested without lasting impact on the environment or that leave a small carbon foot print can be classified as environmentally sensitive. With Sealy Posturepedic beds, these measures include:
- Only locally grown plantation timber is used in the manufacture of the Sealy foundations
- Fabric covers are made with a high viscose content - viscose is a cellulose fibre derived from timber sources with a soft touch and excellent moisture-management properties
A significant portion of a Sealy Posturepedic bed can be recycled, with components having a useful life after use as a bed:
- The steel in the support system and foundation modules are 100% recyclable
- The timber frames can be extracted and reused
- Foam layers can be recycled into carpet underlay and other crumb foam
In fact, the only components that can't be recycled in a Sealy Posturepedic bed are some of the small accessories such as castors.
Sealy uses a small amount of recycled materials in the manufacture of beds. The highest quality steel is used for our innersprings, so the required amount is recycled (approximately 10%).
The Durabond insulator pad also uses recycled textiles, however, these are not reclaimed from used materials for hygiene reasons. They contain textile offcuts that would otherwise be disposed of.