Nest Bedding: DIY Mattresses & Organic Bedding Made in the USA

Store Profile

  • Location: Albany, CA and Online
  • Specialty: Organic bedding and DIY mattresses
  • Price range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Website: nestbedding.com

Store History

  • Founded by: Joe Alexander
  • Headquarters: Albany, California

What makes Nest Bedding unique? The mission is simple: find American made bedding and mattresses that are non-toxic, organic and natural at a reasonable price. Present them in a non-pressure setting and give customers the best possible customer service. Nest Bedding strives to stand apart in value, service and shopping experience. When you visit a Nest Bedding store, you will be greeted warmly, listened to and valued, and paired with the best products for your situation. And Nest Bedding prides itself on finding and presenting items that are unique to the market, not the same old thing you find at every store.

When was the last time you unzipped your mattress, washed its cover and fluffed up its inner workings? Oh, that's right - you can't really do that with a normal mattress! That explains why the concept of building a DIY mattress that can be cleaned, refreshed and revived seems so novel and brilliant.

Watching Nest Bedding owner Joe Alexander put together a DIY mattress in the video demonstration below I had to wonder why this practice isn't more common. Standard mattresses are big burdens – cumbersome to deliver and move, difficult to clean and, once they're worn out, you have to replace the entire thing. The Build-A-Nest kits solve all of these problems — layers of padding (organic quilting, wool or foam latex) are zipped inside a mattress cover making it easy to replace individual components. It also makes it a cinch to clean — remove the washable cover and put the padding out in the sun for a few hours to kill dust mites.

In addition to Build-A-Nest kits, Nest Bedding offers other natural bedding — from buckhweat hull pillows to organic sheet sets.

(Images: Nest Bedding)