Debate: Hospitality linen life and sustainability

Tonrose has partnered with Laundry Cleaning News to co-host a round table discussion this June to discuss sustainability and how to prolong hospitality linen life. "Following the success of our previous event with the LCN, we are delighted to once again be partnering with the LCN " said Marketing Co-Ordinator Natalie Lamb. "The first of its kind in the industry, the round table event last summer opened up a collaborative discussion from all areas of the supply chain. "Together, we challenged how suppliers, hospitality and textile care businesses can work together to achieve an ethical linen life-cycle, to help bring about real.
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The road to sustainably sourced linen

You may have heard us previously mention that we are members of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).  But do you know what that actually means or how it's helping us move towards sustainable linen supply? In this article, we explain everything, as well as updating you on upcoming training on the ground at our partner mills in Pakistan. What is Better Cotton? The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world, providing training on more sustainable agricultural practices to millions of farmers around the globe. The BCI exists to make global cotton production better for.
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The real truth about thread count

Crisp, white bed linen with a high thread count denotes superiority and luxury to your guests. But is it that simple? Relating to the density of the threads in one square inch, higher thread count products generally mean smoother, softer linens. But in reality, they can also be the work of deceptive practices for the unwary buyer. People are often deceived into thinking thread count is the most important thing, but yarn quality, finishing process, fabric construction and weave are all important considerations that affect the durability, quality and handle of the linen. Misleading techniques to claim higher thread counts.
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Staying one step ahead

With the Easter season only just around the corner and occupancy levels set to soar, make sure you stay ahead of the game and order your bed, bath and table linen today. Ultima Superior bed linen uses a blend of fine combed cotton and polyester yarn for an ultra-white, ultra-plush guest experience with easy care processing for you. Wrinkle resistant, fast drying, with a 200 thread count and featuring an elegant 1cm or 1” satin stripe, it’s easy to see why this timeless favourite is the linen of choice for many hotels and laundries. And don’t forget to add flat.
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The king of cotton towels

Supremely soft & sumptuous towelling Looking to restock your bath linen this spring? The Supreme Premier bath linen range is the king of cotton towels. White, fluffy and featuring an attractive popcorn header bar, the 600gsm Supreme Premier range offers guests the 5* experience. Made from 100% cotton and manufactured in our partner mills, these towels look great, feel fabulous, and last longer thanks to strengthened hems and the finest raw materials. Pure luxury – heavy 600gsm weight Long lasting – twin hems & 100% premium cotton Exquisite lustre and beautiful handle Soft and absorbent wash after wash Superb looks –.
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Visiting our Partner Mills in Pakistan

In February, Phil Hodgson and Paul White travelled to Pakistan to visit the fabric-producing areas of Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad. We've been working with all of our suppliers for many years, with some relationships lasting more than 20 years. Through regular visits, we can ensure that our strict quality and ethical standards are being adhered to, as well as making sure we are able to remain competitive for new and existing customers. Here, Phil and Paul give us their thoughts on the trip: Ensuring quality standards Phil – Faisalabad and Lahore are the heart of textile production in Pakistan. We’ve.
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Keeping our finger on the pulse of hospitality

March saw two busy days for Key Account Manager Vicky Bentley and Director Phil Hodgson. First the inaugural HHH Awards, which was a fabulous evening celebrating the efforts of the housekeeping teams – the beating heart of the hospitality industry. As proud sponsors, we were there on the night to help celebrate the achievements and efforts of the housekeepers who go above and beyond. Tonrose director Phil Hodgson awarded the winner of the the Unsung Hero award to Mark Gough from Mottram Hall (collected on his behalf by Nicole Regan). We loved being a part of it and look forward.
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Love Your Linens Part 5: Myth Busting

As our final look at how you can show a little more love to extend the life of your linens, we're separating the fact from fiction by delving into five common linen care myths and busting them wide open! Myth 1: All bed linen can be processed in the same way. Truth: Different constructions require very different handling to achieve the optimum results. Higher thread count bed linens perform better on the ironer when damp, and (just as importantly) the tamping pressure on the press needs to be set at a lower bar pressure. Standard construction allows for water to.
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Keeping at the heart of the industry

Our team love nothing more than to get to get stuck in to discover what's new in the housekeeping world. By keeping our finger on the pulse of the beating heart of the hotel industry we are kept informed of the opportunities and challenges our customers are facing. Whether that's one of the many hotels and B&Bs we work directly with, or one of the thousands of commercial laundries and hotel supplies companies we partner with to provide a winning service. One of the fundamental ways of doing this is through key networking events. We are proud to be sponsoring the.
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Love Your Linens Part 4: Tricks of the Trade

In our textile care series 'Love Your Linens' we're looking at how to keep your linens in tip top shape, make bed linen last longer and keep towels feeling fabulous. In this instalment, independent laundry and textiles expert LTC Worldwide offer advice and some tricks of the trade. Keeping colours vibrant Maintain coloured linens requires the correct colour detergent. Never use detergent meant for white-work as this contains optical brighteners, which will make coloured fabrics appear faded and prematurely drab. Use the correct amount of detergent Too much lather from the incorrect amount of detergent will result in a poorer wash.
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