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Companies must pay more to keep skilled workers. While these changes will put annual price pressure on textile products in the future, it doesn’t account for recent price increases. Since most textiles in use today are a polyester/cotton blend, the increase in oil prices will also drive up the cost of polyester fibres. The full impact of the cotton shortage has yet to be felt. During the last shortage, some mills in Pakistan used inferior fibres to make bath blankets and washcloths. The products arriving on my dock had a distinctive gray cast. We also determined that some mills were overstretching the fibre on the looms to meet finished-size requirements while using less material. Once these blankets were washed, we experienced extremely high shrinkage rates. Keep a close eye on the quality of textiles that you are purchasing. If history is any indicator, there will be some unacknowledged “downgrading” in product quality. The best way to mitigate any supply and product-quality problems is to develop a long- term relationship with one of the large textile companies. They are doing everything they can to ensure that their loyal customers will have the textile supplies they need. Not so long ago, customers asked if you had an Environmental Policy! Now you are asked if you have an EMS (Environmental Management System). EMS standard is about management where it is required and encouragement of creative innovation where THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER APRIL MAY JUNE 2013 21 We are able to supply to your business commercial linen products of: Bed sheets: White Flat 50/50 Poly Cotton, 75/25 Cotton rich & 10mm or 20mm sateen stripe top sheets. Bed linen accessories: quilts & quilt covers, blankets, pillows, mattress & pillow protectors and now – Mattress Toppers Bath towel collections: White Combed cotton, white carded cotton and our New Vat Dyed carded cotton Coloured Towel collection. Pool towels: Blue & White stripe, Turquoise & White stripe, Beige & White Stripe Table linen: White 100% Indian Momie Cotton or 100% jet spun polyester, white & Coloured Accessories: Laundry bags and stands, tea towels & swabs, aprons, dust control mats, cabinets & continuous roll towels, black salon towels, Omits & Emits. Please contact your local friendly Sales Representative for prices Kelly Luckman (ACT/NSW) Mobile 0414 185 794 Irene Cooper (VIC/SA/TAS) Mobile 0411 598 983 Julie Wieclaw (WA) Mobile 0411 598 987 Terry Kimmings (QLD/NT) Mobile 0411 598 985 Sydney Sales office - 1800 4 Linen (54636) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.als.net.au Australian Linen Supply celebrated 40 years of industry service in 2010 We are a proud quality-endorsed company that strives to import and supply only high grade quality linen, consistently.
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