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Trade, Professional and Membership Organisations

British Hospitality Association (BHA)

Members’ organisation for the hospitality and tourism industry.
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CBI

The Confederation of British Industry is a lobbying organisation whose membership includes 140 trade associations along with large and medium-sized companies in every sector.
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CINET

The international committee of textile care.
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ETSA

The European Textile Services Association.
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Guild of Cleaners and Launderers (GCL)

The Guild is the recognised examining and certificate-awarding body for the drycleaning and laundry industry.
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Institute of Hospitality

Professional body for managers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.
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Society of Hospital Linen Service and Laundry Managers

The SHLSLM offers training for all those involved with healthcare linen services.
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Society of Laundry Engineers and Allied Trades Ltd

SLEAT is a trade organisation that promotes, support and protects the welfare and interests of laundry engineers and allied traders.
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TRSA

The US association for textile rental services.
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UKFT

The UK Fashion and Textile Association, a network for fashion and textile companies.
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Industry-Specific Organisations

Ginetex

International organisation based in Paris that provides information on the correct care of clothes, including laundering and drycleaning and care labelling. Represented in the UK by the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT)
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Laundry Technology Worldwide

Provides consultancy, training and testing services for the laundry and drycleaning industries.
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Worshipful Company of Launderers

A charitable and education trust that provides scholarships for people pursuing studies of benefit to the laundry industry.
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Government Bodies

DEFRA

(Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)
Government agency responsible for the environment
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Environment Agency

The government agency responsible for protecting and improving the environment. Contains information about Cimate Change Agreements with UK industries.
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Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Occupational health & safety information for the laundry industry.
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Office for National Statistics

The UK’s home of official statistics, providing the latest data on Britain’s economy, population and society. The latest RPI figures can be obtained from an automated telephone service (08456 013034)
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Solvents Emissions Directive

The directive governs the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds. Download the guidance document here.
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Other

British Standards Institution

BSI is a group of complementary businesses all working to the same vision of supporting business improvement and trade worldwide and the harmonising and acceptance of international standards.
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Creative Skillset

The industry skills body for creative industries (including textiles), bringing together businesses industry partners to invest in skills development. Provides support and advice to access funding and training, helps businesses to source and train new talent.
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Press

The Caterer

Previously known as Caterer and Hotelkeeper, this is the weekly magazine of the UK hospitality industry.
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Laundry and Cleaning News

Trade magazine for the laundry, drycleaning and textile rental industry.
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Laundry and Cleaning Today

UK textile care industry trade newspaper.
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Director-e

Trade directory of manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors in the textiles industry, including suppliers of corporate, promotional and workwear clothing, footwear and fabrics.
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Commercial Laundry

Textile Renters supply and maintain garments and flatwork products to a wide range of industries such as hotel & hospitality and healthcare.
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Check out information about the innovations coming through and customer advice.
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Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning is an industry that will always be around. It can make home life easier by cutting down the chores and make a garment as good as new after an active day.
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Learn more about the TSA Code of Practice our members follow every day.
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Environment

Textile Services Association are committed to promoting environmental responsibility within the laundry and dry cleaning industry.
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Read more about our Mission for the industry and what we want to achieve.
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