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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Love Your Linens Part 3: Things to avoid

In this instalment of our Love your Linens series, LTC Worldwide give their tips on keeping towels soft and fluffy, prolonging linen life and avoiding skin irritations problems.  Keeping towels soft We all love soft, white, fluffy towels. Scratchy, harsh fabrics will result in negative reviews and a fall in customer satisfaction. Towel harshness can occur, and can even be the result of too much softener in the final rinse! Don’t immediately increase the softener dosage thinking this will help however, as it could do more harm than good. Softeners coat the fibres, making them water repellent, reducing absorbency and.
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More than just great linen

Supplying to the trade for over 120 years, the name Tonrose has become synonymous with high quality bed, bath, table and kitchen linens. With a dedicated 64,000 sq ft warehouse and impressive stock holding, we can be just as responsive as the industry we serve. But there’s so much more to Tonrose than selling great linen. Never content to stand still, we are putting innovation at the forefront of our business strategy. Following the success of our unique One WashTM technology for new linen, which addresses the perennial problem of cracked-ice creasing, Tonrose is excited about its newest development. “Originally.
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Love Your Linens Part 2: Common Problems

In part two of our Love Your Linens Care Series, we're look at common problems in linen care, how to avoid them and the importance of sourcing quality linens from trusted suppliers. We approached LTC Worldwide to get advice from the experts, here's what they had to say: Linen manufacture is an art, which involves both science and skill. With experience, a fabric can be produce which delights the user with its visual and tangible quality, even after 200 washes. Common Problems Pilling or bobbling of the fabric is avoided by selection of fibre quality and yarn twist, to produce a.
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Learn to Love Your Linen Part 1

Whether you purchase your own commercial linens or rent from a laundry, one thing is certain – if you don't take care of them, they simply won't last. And that's bad news for everyone. If you own them, you'll obviously want to take care of your investment. If you rent, prices could be pushed up stock needs to be replenished prematurely, or the laundry may even be forced to close if the business is no longer sustainable. Cotton is wonderful long-lasting and durable natural fibre. But if it's not cared for in the right way, fibres can become damaged and.
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Proud to sponsor new HHH Awards

Tonrose is delighted to be sponsoring the new ‘HHH Awards’ – Hotel Housekeeping Honours. MEG Events Ltd, in association with Housekeeping Today UK and the UKHA, has launched the new ‘Triple H’ awards to celebrate the often-unsung heroes of the housekeeping industry. Open to all sectors within housekeeping, back of house and hotel laundry, the HHH awards will recognise companies, individuals, services and products that stand out from the crowd, showcase exceptional industry professionalism and customer service, and demonstrate innovations and initiatives that make every guest experience special. Alistair Sandall, one of the judges and Head of Professional Development at.
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Visiting Heimtextil 2019

Tonrose recently visited Heimtextil in Frankfurt, the world’s largest gathering of textile professionals. The annual event attracts people from over the world and offers an impressive platform to meet suppliers and discover the latest in innovations. Terry Sheldon (Chairman), Phil Hodgson (Director), Paul White (Head of NPD) and Karen Clarkson (Procurement Manager) attended the show and reported back on their experience. Heimtextil is a firm date in the diary for any textile supplier. Describing itself as “the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles”, it doesn’t disappoint. With over 70,000 visitors from 136 countries and almost 3,000 exhibitors.
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2018: A year in review & looking ahead to 2019

  As the sun sets on another year, Tonrose Chairman Terry Sheldon reflects on the 2018 and looks forward to what 2019 might hold for Tonrose and its customers. Firstly, I’d like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of our customers; without your business, we wouldn’t be enjoying our 121st trading year. There’s no denying the challenging and changing market conditions we’ve all experienced over the year – the consolidation of the laundry market, the difficult trading conditions and the uncertainties surrounding Brexit. And as a business we have had to adapt to these changes in.
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Building a sustainable hospitality supply chain

As part of the recent events season, the Tonrose Group attended the Independent Hotel Show. Widely regarded as a firm fixture in the calendar for independent hoteliers, industry professionals and suppliers, the show presents a curated collection of over 300 innovative product and service providers from across the hotel supply chain. It was a truly fantastic event, full of inspiring ideas, expertise and networking opportunities. A topic that kept coming up in conversations with customers and other industry contacts was that of sustainability and the disposal of linen when it reaches the end of its life. One of the highlights for.
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Gym memberships ready to rise

The fitness and leisure sector has seen a boom in recent years. Described as "the golden age for fitness" by market intelligence analysts LeisureDB, there are now more gyms (over 7,000), more members (almost 10 million) and a greater market value than ever before (close to £5 billion)1. The idea of joining a gym after Christmas is well reported (and indeed perpetuated) in the general media, as the 'New Year, New You' mantra often tops the New Year's resolutions. Search engine giant Google, show repeated search traffic spikes for gym related terms in the first week of January. So how.
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