Who We Are

When it comes to making mattresses, we truly are the "black sheep" of the industry, defying convention at every turn... 


Our Values

Quality Craftsmanship

As a local shop with a small, dedicated staff, we are committed to custom, artisanal craftsmanship. Each mattress is handmade with exceptional care based on time-tested designs, and is built to last.

Health & Environment

We source only high-quality, natural materials that meet our standards for health and sustainability. We are transparent about our materials, and use no flame retardants, dyes, or other synthetic chemicals, period.


We take the time to develop an authentic relationship with each customer that walks through our door, determining their unique sleeping preferences so we can build them the perfect mattress. Online, our range of customization options and tools allow remote customers to meet their unique needs too. And our 90-day adjustment policy for both in-store and online customers ensures everyone ends up with the bed of their dreams.


Our Story

Our Story

Black Sheep Mattress began with a belief that there was a better way to make and sell mattresses. With a reverence for quality craftsmanship, and a growing awareness of the negative health and environmental impacts of the materials and chemicals used in conventional mattress manufacturing, owner Christian Schmidt set out to bring the traditional art of mattress-making to the Calgary market in 2011.

The values of quality, sustainability and investing in the local community have grown with the company, and we've been building beds that we're proud to put our name on since then.

Our workshop and showroom is located in Calgary, Alberta where it all began. We ship across Canada.

Awards & Media 


Made in Alberta Awards - Furniture & Home Decor - 2019 Finalist

Star Metro Calgary - Community Choice Awards - Best Mattress Store -  2019 Winner

Three Best Rated - Best Mattress Store - Winner 20172018, 2019

Homestars - Best Mattress Store - Winner 2013, 2017

Calgary Chamber of Commerce - Small Business Awards - Customer Service Award - Finalist 2016 

In the Media

CityTV Breakfast Television

Dote Magazine

Prairie Manufacturer Magazine

REAP Calgary

Asparagus Magazine

Avenue Magazine

FFWD Magazine

Community & Sustainability

Community Involvement

We're big on the idea of "thinking globally, acting locally". For us this means:

  • keeping our footprint on the planet small;
  • creating products that are built to last;
  • sourcing clean natural materials always;
  • forgoing materials and chemicals with a negative impact on human health and the environment;
  • supporting local organizations and businesses as much as possible.  

We are ongoing members of Green Calgary and REAP Business Association, and publish a Local Business Blog that highlights companies making a positive impact on our community.  

Sustainability Initiatives

Mattress Recycling Program

Currently, Canadians dispose of 6 million mattresses a year - a significant burden on city landfills and the environment. As such, we offer a free mattress recycling service with all of our local deliveries. When we deliver your new mattress (in Calgary and area), we'll take your unwanted mattress (and box spring too!) to local heroes, Re-Matt Inc. who break them down into raw materials. Some of these materials are recycled, others are used to create new, useful items such as moving pads and firewood bundles, to name a few. See our blog post for more info. 

Renewable Energy

Since 2011, we have been offsetting our energy use with Bullfrog Power. Bullfrog applies green electricity and natural gas sources such as wind, water, solar, and biofuel to the grid on our behalf, to offset our yearly estimated energy consumption. Read more about how it works