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ARTA 2020 Green Conference Receives 5-Star Reviews from Attendees

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.

In 2010, ARTA held its first Green Conference. This year’s conference revisited the issue of sustainability and focused on research, trends, and issues that affect the textile services industry’s ability to market the benefits of reusable textiles. The meeting was hosted by ARTA President Gabriel Boardman and featured exhibits and receptions by MIP and the event’s Platinum and Gold Sponsors, as well as a plant tour of Advent Health Laundry in Apopka.

In addition, ARTA honored founding member and longtime Legislative Director Howard Zins for his nearly 40 years of service to ARTA. In addition, ARTA presented service awards to former Treasurer, President, and Director Bradley Bushman of Standard Textile; and retiring Director Ian Bigelow of Crotholl; and retiring Vice President Barb Fordyce of Foussard Montague and Associates.

The conference rating was determined by attendees who voted in real time through the Whova conference app.

ARTA’s conference presentations are available through the Whova app (unless more than 10 MB). In addition, all 2020 Green Education Conference presentations will be posted in the member section of the ARTA website in coming weeks at www.ARTA1.com.

ARTA was founded in 1982 with a mission to create greater awareness and appreciation for reusable textiles.


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