To give voice to ARTA’s mission by supporting the three R's of sustainability — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle — and promoting the three C’s of reusable textiles—Comfort, Cost, and Conservation.
For example, in the healthcare industry, reusable textiles offer benefits of:
- COMFORT: The softness of washable textiles is unsurpassed in garments for patients and surgical staff and in bed linen, toweling, and other flatgoods.
- COST: When the price of single-use, disposable goods—acquisition, storage, and removal—is compared to reusable textiles, serviceable for hundreds of washings, the ratio is 2 to 1.
- CONSERVATION: Carefully engineered medical devices made of cloth for use again and again under professional laundering conditions provide a solution to the worsening problems of waste disposal and polluted air from disposables’ incineration.