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This section offers news from and about ARTA, marketing and education resources, and presentations. 

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Our Mission

Create greater appreciation and awareness for reusable textiles — those cloth products that are reused rather than thrown away like paper disposable items. Our members represent all facets of the textile maintenance industry: manufacturers of textiles, machinery and chemicals, as well as suppliers, sister associations, and the operators who clean and deliver clean napkins, linen, sheets, towels, blankets, scrubs, incontinence products, surgical gowns and uniforms to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, clinics and businesses.

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What’s New 

Read more about resources, presentations, and data that make the case for reusable textiles. 

Download Now: ARTA Infographics Explain Importance of LCAs

ARTA life cycle studies prove that reusable textiles are THE environmentally sustainable choice. Download and share ARTA's published LCAs and ...
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ARTA Reusable Textiles Issue One, 2020

Inside this Issue: - The 2020s: Will Sustainability Issues Fuel Client Demand in the Next Decade? - Call for Nominees ...
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COVID-19 RESOURCES

Covid-19 Spurs Demand for
Reusable PPE

President’s Message

The Covid-19 event has shown a spotlight on the acute vulnerability our healthcare system has in its reliance on disposable PPE. Hospitals that have reusable PPE programs are not having serious shortages — soiled PPE is washed overnight and delivered back to the hospital the next morning for use again. Many healthcare organizations are learning from this and signing up to convert to reusable PPE as soon as it becomes available.

In these difficult times, ARTA understands the need to secure PPE as soon as possible and disposables are often a more readily available solution. However, ARTA members are working day and night to replenish textile inventories and provide doctors and nurses the superior long-term solution reusable PPE provide. Because the future is NOT disposable!

Gabriel Boardman
ARTA President

 

ARTA 2020 EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Kissimmee, Florida at The Gaylord Palms Resort

ARTA 2020 Green Conference Receives 5-Star Review

Nearly 120 suppliers and operators in the textile services industry gathered at The Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, for three days of education on sustainability, networking, and fun. Retiring Legislative Director Howard Zins honored for decades of service to ARTA.

Five stars. That was the overall rating from nearly 120 suppliers and operators who recently attended the 2020 Green Education Conference put on by the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA), Feb. 26-28, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida….

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