In addition to offering its customers a broader product line, the Luxe Collection – which enhances the feel of a sleep surface with a luxurious layer of support and a high-end silky texture that foam cannot achieve on its own – allows bedding manufacturers and retailers to merchandise mattresses at luxury price points without the associated premium raw material costs, creating an opportunity for better margins.
“Expanding our portfolio with new performance-enhancing products demonstrates our focus on innovation and continually reinventing ourselves to better serve our customers in the bedding industry,” says Scott Tesser, chief executive officer of Precision Textiles. “With this launch, we are sending a message to the industry that while we will continue our focus on providing best-in-class FR solutions, we are a full-service solutions provider, offering both performance-based and utility-based components for mattresses and sleep products.”
While the new collection includes a fire retardant option, unlike other products in Precision’s portfolio that were solely designed to provide flame retardant properties, the three-tier collection - Luxe Bliss, Luxe Plush and Luxe Plush FR – was designed to create a premium sleep surface that allows users to comfortably adjust sleep positions throughout the night without interrupting sleep, a benefit that can raise any mattress to the next price tier, according to Tesser.
“Quilted panels manufactured with Luxe Collection fibers can easily elevate a $2,000 mattress to a $3,000 mattress, creating affordable luxury that does not carry a luxury price point,” he continues.
“While traditional foam products make you feel as if you are sinking into your mattress, the disadvantage to that sinking feeling is that with any type of side to side movement, you can easily feel the resistance and traction of the foam against the body,” he adds. “Our Luxe Collection dissipates that resistance and creates an incredibly luxurious sleep surface that foam cannot achieve on its own.”
The collection includes Luxe Bliss, the lightest at 12.5 osy, Luxe Plush at 25 osy, and Luxe Plush FR, at 25 osy with fire retardancy. In addition to the high-end comfort and texture attributes, quilted panels manufactured with Luxe Collection premium fibers feature enhance breathability and moisture wicking properties. The materials are also hypoallergenic and free of skin irritants.
This is not the first time the company has revolutionized the textile industry. In 2017, the company launched ECOLOFT, a high quality quilting fiber, developed by combining conjugated spiral crimp pillow fill and bicomponent polyester to create a an efficient, self-extinguishing solution that reduces the amount of combustible materials in finished products by eliminating the traditional polyurethane foam layer behind the FR barrier. The lofty polyester fibers create an added depth of luxurious dimension to quilted panels and borders, while still remaining easy to quilt for mattress manufacturers.