SusanAndrews(Alexandria, VA) – Veteran home furnishings journalist Susan Andrews has joined the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) as staff writer for its two industry publications, BedTimes and Sleep Savvy.

“I am pleased about this opportunity allowing me to become involved in the home furnishings industry again as a writer for such an excellent organization as ISPA,” Andrews said. “I’m looking forward to the work ahead.”

Andrews’ career includes 10 years as fabric editor for the trade publication Furniture/Today, as well as six years as a staff writer for the same newspaper. She has also served as materials coordinator and showroom manager for furniture manufacturer and importer Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and as a freelance writer and editor for United Airlines Hemispheres in-flight magazine and trade publication IGA Grocergram.

“I am thrilled to welcome Susan to our team at BedTimes,” said Editor in Chief Jane Kitchen. “Her solid business writing background, combined with her passion for and dedication to the home furnishings industry, are a great addition to the ISPA publications. She is a tremendous asset for us at BedTimes, and for all of ISPA.”

Mary BestSleep Savvy editor in chief, stated, “Susan brings a wealth of experience to the ISPA publications team. She has a lively writing style and a passion for magazine journalism,” she said. “We look forward to the contributions she will make to both BedTimes and Sleep Savvy.”

Andrews will be responsible for writing news stories, market reports, and in-depth features. She will attend next month’s ISPA EXPO in New Orleans, where she will have a chance to meet and network with members of the mattress industry. She can be reached at


Established in 1915, the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the growth, profitability and stature of the mattress industry.  As the industry’s trade organization, ISPA is the voice of the mattress industry, representing mattress manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world. ISPA provides a wide range of services that benefit its membership.  These include exclusive industry surveys and statistics, advocacy support, educational offerings, the industry’s ISPA EXPO trade show, safety research through its Sleep Products Safety Council, consumer research and education through its Better Sleep Council, BedTimes and Sleep Savvy publications, and more.

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