The trade association started in 1886 during the early years of laundry mechanisation, when it was known as the National Laundry Association. As the industry developed over the course of the next hundred years, several different names were adopted before the organisation became the Textile Services Association in 1989.
TSA consultants have influenced the development of relevant Technical Standards, ensuring that they are sufficiently robust and practically sound. Plus, over the years, the association has set up great deals for members with companies like HR management experts Croner Consulting.
The innovative services provided to the industry over the years are the association's shining stars, such as the Textile Rental Management Course which was introduced in the 1980s and the free customer advisory service, launched over 20 years ago.