Welcome to ITSA

Every day, millions of people benefit from organizations that supply, launder and maintain linens, uniforms, protective clothing, mats and mops, towels, wipes and other reusable textiles. The nearly $125 Billion (USD) global linen, uniform and textile services industry serves businesses, retailers, hospitals and long-term care facilities, hotels, restaurants and other organizations to help enhance their image and provide clean, safe environments for their employees and customers. The industry employees more 1 million professionals worldwide and offers a sustainable alternative to home laundering and disposable products by leveraging expertise and volume to more cost-effective, efficiently and environmentally friendly processes.

The International Textile Services Alliance (ITSA) was established as a global forum to promote the value of textile, linen and uniform services and facilitate the exchange of information to further professionalize and improve cleanliness, safety and operations.

News / Social

The German Textile Cleaning Association

The Hygiene Challenge in Times of the Coronavirus

Anyone who works in their company in accordance with a hygiene management system in accordance with DIN EN 14065 is already on the safe side. All regulatory requirements for hygiene applicable in Germany are covered by this. Anyone who has not yet introduced the standard will be concerned - in connection with the risks posed by the corona virus - about the safety of their employees and how they can reliably serve their customers - ...
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The German Textile Cleaning Association

How the German Association of Textile Cleaning Services DTV Supports Member Companies to Overcome the Corona Pandemic

DTV knows the difficulties which member companies are facing very well due to two surveys. They show that there are two main problems.  Those companies which have customers mostly in the HoReCa sector lost up to 99% of their orders. These companies have huge economic problems. On the other hand companies with a large client base in the field of hygiene, health, medicine and care have more work to do. The challenge they have to ...
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Healthcare & COVID-19: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Four TRSA healthcare laundry operators – all serving hospitals located in the epicenters of the pandemic in the U.S. – shared lessons with industry colleagues during an April 10 TRSA webinar on how they’re working to protect employees, while at the same time providing maximum assistance to customers and end users through the use of sound business practices that can deliver the best outcomes for everyone. Sometimes that means saying no to customers who want ...
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Enrich Yourself, Others with On-Demand Learning

Did you know? TRSA's On-Demand Learning Center has a separate section of resources specific to COVID-19. Click to discover webinars that will provide market perspectives and HR resources. Bookmark this link as we will be adding more! TRSA remains an ever-present resource for you during this time of industry upheaval. TRSA’s On-Demand Learning library of more than 100 FREE webinars and other low- or no-cost learning opportunities remain just a few clicks away and are ...
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ETSA Chief Issues Statement on COVID-19 Initiatives

Robert Long, secretary general, European Textile Services Association (ETSA) recently shared a recap of several initiatives the association has undertaken to aid its members and the global textile services industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Textile services companies are facing an unprecedented crisis in terms of: Protecting our workers and customers Keeping our businesses operational while adapting to reduced customer demand Preparing for post-COVID-19 National textile services associations in Europe are working hard ...
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Have you checked out the floor plan for #TechtextilNA in Raleigh yet?! Exhibit space is 45% reserved already and now is the time to plan ahead!

Check it out here >>> https://bit.ly/3jl0Cgu

#TTNA #TTNA21 #Raleigh #textiles #nonwovens #technicaltextiles #tradeshow #exhibition

In case you missed it, #Access2Markets is now live. The new #EUTrade portal, with all you need to know about duties, taxes, product rules and requirements, is your EU Gateway to growing your business abroad 👉 https://bit.ly/3fTPNRc

Each year, million tons of plastic enter the ocean 🌏, posing huge environmental, economic & health concerns. #Marinelitter is harming marine #biodiversity & spreading toxins throughout the food chain.
On #EuGreenWeek meet projects fighting against plastics pollution 👇

We do all we can to keep people in jobs. With SURE we support short time work schemes with €100 bn.The 1st countries to receive support are 🇮🇹, 🇪🇸 & 🇵🇱. They have been hit hard by the crisis. Money will flow to them rapidly. Estamos con vosotros. Siamo con voi. Jesteśmy z Wami

What is the future of #events & how are leaders transforming & surviving as we chart a new direction in a post-pandemic world? 🗣️ Wolfgang Marzin, Pres. & CEO of @messefrankfurt will address these questions at the @FuturHospSummit, 26-27 Oct. 2020 👉 https://buff.ly/37vZuo0

🇪🇺🇬🇧 In a debate this morning, MEPs stressed the need to reach an agreement on EU-UK future relations that does not compromise EU interests and values >> http://eptwitter.eu/quv2

Relying on materials already in circulation may help us #RevitaliseRetail🛒! How can we make it happen? Join the discussion at our #EUCircularTalks event at the @CEStakeholderEU annual conference.

Info and registration➡️ https://europa.eu/!fR86cc #CircularEconomy #CEstakeholderEU

Can Extended Producer Responsibility contribute to circularity? EURATEX presents 7 recommendations. Check EURATEX latest #positionpaper to make EPRs fit for #circulareconomy 👉 https://euratex.eu/news/epr-in-the-textile-sector/

On our #EUhealthyworkplaces website, you will find many resources and tools for employers looking to ensure health and safety at their workplace.

Learn from others - find out more about good practices and research on work-related #MSDs prevention👉 http://bit.ly/EU-OSHA-HWC-good-practice

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Industry Events

10 - 13 June 2021
The Clean Show
28 - 30 September 2021
Middle East Cleaning Technology Week
27 - 01 November 2021
Texcare International 2021
01 - 02 December 2021
World Textile Service Congress
More Events

Partners

DTV (Germany)

Germany

European Textile Services Association (ETSA – Europe)

Europe

FBT (Belgium)

Belgium

GEIST (France)

France

Laundry Association of Australia (LAA – Australia)

Australia

Norsk Renseri- & Vaskeriforening (NRV – Norway)

Norway

Sveriges Tvatteriforbund

Sweden

TRSA (North America)

USA

TSA (United Kingdom)

United Kingdom