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Even though Purple’s mattresses have only been available for purchase since 2016, there’s a good chance you may have seen one of the company’s past ads, which have garnered some 1.8 billion views (that’s billion with a B) over the past four years.
Before Purple began selling mattresses, consumers were already familiar with the company’s signature material through Dr. Scholl’s insoles and the straps on Jansport backpacks. After founders and inventors Tony and Terry Pearce, who are brothers, figured out how to mold pieces as large as a king-size bed out of a hyper-elastic polymer, the Purple mattress was born.