Scott Tannen and his wife Missy started Boll and Branch in January 2014. While neither one had experience in textiles, this pair wanted to create top of the line bedding products.
The Tannen’s knew that most bedding is made in sweatshops overseas, and this is something they wanted to avoid. Not having experience in textiles allowed them to start from scratch.
The company didn’t advertise for the first 18 months, but once media sites like the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune began writing and doing interviews, demand for company products has been tremendous.
Boll and Branch offer luxury, high-quality bedding, towels, and mattresses. All products are organic and are certified by Fair Trade USA.
The company was self-funded and has an estimated annual revenue of $100 million. Products are made in Kolkata, India, with the cotton being grown in Orissa, India.
In October 2016, the company introduced flannel sheets manufactured in Guimaraes, Portugal, and in 2018, a line of ethically produced down pillows.
Mattresses that the company sells aren’t the typical memory foam, but are made from wool, organic cotton, and coil springs.
While the majority of the company was started with the founder’s own cash, the company received $100 million in additional startup funding in August 2019.
Boll and Branch maintain a corporate office in Summit, New Jersey.