Our History



Who said every day products have to be ordinary? Who said that just because they’re under the covers, in a drawer or in the garage, that they have to be un-inspiring and unloved?  

Well we don’t. In fact,

we believe every day products can be extraordinary,
and that’s why we’re here.

We make waterproof mattress protectors that are smooth and luxurious, without any hint of that plasticky, crinkly feel. Mattress protectors so comfortable, everyone will want to use one, because they don’t feel like the traditional mattress protectors many of us grew up with.

Protect-A-Bed® originated in South Africa, when our co-founder and Managing Director, David Kaplan, recognised the need for waterproof mattress protectors.

In 1990, we started making a wider range of protectors, grew beyond South Africa and moved lock, stock and pillow to Australia. We have partners and distributors in 48 countries worldwide, but remain proudly Australian. Many of our products are still made right here.

We were the first mattress protector company to commission independent scientific research on our products.  We continue to improve what we do by working with leading testing standards and the smartest minds in the industry.

 In 1999 we perfected the uniquely breathable, silent and waterproof Miracle Membrane (now known as Miracle Layer). This unique protective layer can still be found in most of our products. You might not notice it, but you will notice how clean your mattress remains.

 Our search for healthy sleep solutions led us to the natural fibres of Tencel and Bamboo Jersey. Each fabric has its own features and benefits to suit different needs.

 As a result, our products are recognised by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice Program, the Eczema Association of Australasia.

Protect-A-Bed®. It’s the kind of comfort only confidence can provide. And it means a good night’s sleep is a luxury you can rely on night after night after night.

Extraordinary, don’t you think?