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Our Mission

We promote greater appreciation and demand for reusable textiles

ARTA is committed to positioning reusable textiles as the first choice among consumers. It supports the three R’s of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and it promote the three C’s of reusable textiles: Comfort, Cost and Conservation.

To deliver on its promise to members, ARTA:

  • Provides educational events, free marketing and sales resources, industry research, and its library of data on the benefits of reusable textiles.
  • Provides a forum for the exchange of information and best practices, focusing on key economic and environmental issues.
  • Monitors legislative and regulatory initiatives and provides an effective voice to communicate its concerns legislative and regulatory decision-makers.

ARTA’s Advocacy Goals:

  • HELP member makers of reusable textile products achieve an equal footing with disposable products as regulated by the Medicare Program and the Medical Device Act. Objective achieved.
  • PREVENT disposables from slipping past Federal Drug Administration performance standards. Objective achieved.
  • SCHEDULE meetings with government officials concerning issues of interest to members. Objective ongoing.

Our members represent all facets of the industry: manufacturers and suppliers of textiles, machinery and chemicals, professional and trade associations and the operators who clean and deliver textiles.

ARTA maintains strong ties with many industry groups, a significant network of like-minded organizations that offer ARTA broad support in legislative and regulatory actions and for building and maintaining a critical knowledge base for industry growth opportunities.

  • American Apparel Manufacturers (AAMA)
  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
  • Association for Laundry Management (ALM)
  • European Textile Services Association (ETSA)
  • Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC)
  • Independent Textile Rental Association (ITRA)
  • Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA)

Contact ARTA:

Mailing Address:
PO Box 8828
Columbia, SC 29202

Physical Address:
1370 Browning Road, Suite 120
Columbia, SC 29210

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