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You're IT Kleinsleep Natural Mattress Company!
Three questions with Jeffrey Klein, founder of Kleinsleep Natural Mattress Compan
Why did you start your business?
I shifted the focus of my business to natural mattresses 11 years ago when my daughter was born. My wife started buying organic food for the family and when I questioned her about it, her response was that chemicals build up in your body over time, so why not give our daughter a head start by feeding her chemical free foods. Around the same time, the fire retardant laws were changing for mattresses and most of the larger companies started treating their mattresses with chemical fire retardants. Even though the chemicals are known to be harmful, they felt that because you don’t eat your mattress, it should be ok.
Common sense told me that if people are given the choice of being exposed to harmful chemicals or natural materials, the ones with common sense would choose the healthier ingredients. I was right. People prefer not to sleep on chemicals, so my business has grown ever since.
Finish this sentence in regard to your business: I wish I could...
I wish I could get the message out better that natural mattresses are healthier and that they are not more expensive than mass-produced petrochemical mattresses. Because we sell factory direct, our quality tends to be higher than average and our prices tend to be lower than average.
Best selling products?
My best selling products are mattresses for adjustable beds. It’s amazing how many people are interested in adjustable beds these days. Some for the lifestyle aspect of easier reading or watching tv in bed, others for the added back support. That end of the business is really exploding and we have a larger assortment available than ever.
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Visit Kleinsleep Natural Mattress Company online or call 203.846.2233
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