Hi! I’m Sleep Innovator and Home Products Inventor Tracy Miller 😊
Updated: Nov 14
My journey into the world of creating sleep products began in 2006 with United Feather and Down, a company based in Des Plaines, IL, specializing in basic bedding and the processing of Down and Feather Fill for various applications, including bedding and outdoor apparel. In 2017, I founded Inventive Sleep, Inc., a company dedicated to home product design and marketing, with a primary objective of elevating people's happiness through innovative, technology-driven sleep solutions. Over the years, I've had the privilege of introducing these sleep products to discerning consumers who frequent popular retailers like Pottery Barn, Bloomingdale's, Sleep Number, and more.
My passion for helping individuals achieve their goals and dreams traces back to my early years, shaped by the influence of my mother. Growing up in Taiwan before moving to the USA, my mother had a unique relationship with sewing. It wasn't just a means to earn a living; it was a way to establish meaningful connections with people. If you could imagine it, even if it was merely a concept, my mother had the remarkable ability to breathe life into it. Her journey often took us on numerous trips to Hancock Fabrics and JOANN Fabrics, and spending hours at the sewing machine. One vivid memory from my childhood is of the fashion shows she hosted in our basement, where she proudly presented her own designs to friends and family.
Those events left a lasting impression on me and played a pivotal role in igniting my own passion for connecting with people. I wanted to replicate that happiness and contribute to people's well-being as well. While working as a marketing professional in the bedding industry, I was introduced to the intricate world of sleep products, encompassing engineering, material research, testing, and product design. I had the privilege of learning from leaders in fields such as sleep research, materials design, merchandising, and sourcing. This experience provided me with a profound appreciation for the meticulous thought and effort that goes into creating the products that enhance our home life. It reinforced my belief in the transformative power of superior sleep products in making people happier and more productive throughout their day.
Today, my commitment is to create product experiences that resonate with today's time-starved and sleep-deprived consumers, offering them the potential for a better and more restful life.
What is a Sleep Innovator?
To me, a sleep innovator is someone who introduces new technologies, ideas, and products designed to help people get a better night’s sleep. Serving as a pioneer by pushing the boundaries of traditional design, thinking, and material use is an important part of my role, as is communicating directly with consumers who are looking for products to help improve their sleep. I think my passion for sleep technology really comes through in my work, and I love helping people make the best choice for their own sleep space.
Tracy Miller home products continue to connect with consumers. I work with national retailers to create new products and co-branded items with private labels or house brands. I am proud to have become a trusted leader in the home industry and to be known for bringing a unique perspective on materials research and design. In this blog, Sleep Secrets, and Inspirations, I have had the opportunity to share some of my experiences and lessons learned, along with the innovative products and other people who areshaping the industry. Through my hands-on experience in technical textile research and materials design, global sourcing, quality assurance, and marketing, I am well positioned to help my readers discover the newest products and pick the best ones to help them sleep better.
What makes my sleep products unique?
In addition to my passion for helping people understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, one of the most unique attributes I bring to my work is a deep knowledge and understanding of the materials that create better sleep products. That’s backed by a commitment to continuing to push the industry forward to discover innovative new materials.
In my experience, people are excited about new sleep experiences and technology on the market and want to understand more about how it’s designed, the benefits, and what to look forward to next. Inspiring consumers to purchase new products with confidence is key to expanding our market, and when we communicate directly to them, giving consumers the information they need to make great choices, we can make a big impact on their lives.
To me, comfort and technology go beyond better sleep products. They help to create a trusted, emotional, and visceral connection with each person’s needs and desires for their own sleep space. It’s an important industry to have the opportunity to work in, because a great night's sleep is the solid foundation that helps support us all in making positive choices throughout the day.
I enjoyed sharing a little about my journey with you and welcome you to reach out to me as well.
Sleep Tonight. Create Tomorrow™.