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Precision Textiles’ Hygienic Testing Kits Now Carried in Over 500 Stores
Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, health care and home furnishings industries, has announced that its new hygienic mattress testing kits are being used in more than 500 retail stores in the United States after being introduced in April.
Leading retailers, including American Mattress, Mattress Direct and Rooms To Go, have invested in the safety of their customers as brick and mortar stores begin to reopen following countrywide shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As retailers begin to reopen their doors after the shutdown, they have embraced our kits as a way to keep their customers healthy and well. The number of retail showrooms now using our program is literally growing daily. It is exciting on the one hand to see the sales growth, but more importantly, it is heartwarming to see the care retailers are taking to assure the health and safety of their customers and employees,” said Scott Tesser, chief executive officer of Precision Textiles. “We know consumers remain nervous about returning to stores, and our SlumberShield kits are a simple way to shop comfortably as they look to replace their mattresses.”
Part of the company’s SlumberShield branded line of mattress and pillow protection, each kit contains a mattress and pillow sheet that retail sales associates can spread out when consumers lie down on mattresses in the store.
The testing kits include a disposable flat mattress cover and a disposable pillow cover. The thin fabric is made of an anti-microbial polyester-rayon blend that is soft to the touch, does not crinkle and does not impact the feel of the mattress or pillow.
Recently, Fox Business’ Varney & Company featured the testing kits during a live segment about the resurgence of mattress sales that was filmed in an American Mattress store outside of Chicago. The retailer credited the product with helping to make customers more comfortable to lay on mattresses in their showroom.