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Representing the textile services industry for over 20 years

Since 1994, ETSA has represented the industry-leading textile service companies, suppliers of garments, detergents and machinery and national associations across Europe.

The textile services industry supplies timely and cost effective textiles, usually on a rental basis, to an extensive range of professional end-users in a wide variety of industries. Textile services companies are committed to providing services for a healthy and safe workplace, while maintaining the greatest possible concern for the environment.


  • Compliance with standards
  • Full service
  • Convenience
  • No hidden costs


  • Reduce environmental impact
  • Ensure hygienic textiles
  • Increase comfort and protection
  • Enhance company image


  • Yourself
  • Your employees
  • Your business
  • The environment

Video of ETSA's 2017 Members' Conference

ETSA Conference 2017We're delighted to show you the highlights of the conference. We'd like to thank everyone who attended and all the sponsors of the conference. 
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New video on laundry and linen

Laundry and LinensThe video introduces our sector to the general public, new potential employees, potential customers. It highlights that the materials are ethically-sourced from around the globe; laundered and delivered by our members; with the finishing touch added... by you; protect it, don't neglect it; TSA, ETSA, representing textile care professionals. Click here to the video

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility in the Textile Services Industry

ETSustainability and corporate responsibility report to the UN Global CompactSA has submitted its new sustainability and corporate responsibility report to the United Nations Global Compact. UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. Read more


Renting textiles has a low carbon footprint

Environmental News ImageAs part of our industry commitment to sustainabilty, ETSA has established a methodology for calculating the environmental impact of its services. This enables customers to understand how the environmental impact of industrial laundering of textiles is drastically lower than the impact of supplying new textiles. Read more


Cotton towels are more hygienic for hands than air dryers

Comparative hand drying studyAre you aware that the mechanical action of rubbing one´s hands with cotton is a key factor that contributes to the effective removal of bacteria? Make sure you know the facts about the most hygienic solutions for hand drying. Read more 



The textile services industry is an important contributor to the European economy

Textile Services MarketThe textile services industry contributes over €11 billion to the European ecocnomy every year and employs 135 000 persons. This turnover could potentially reach €46 billion, according to a  Deloitte market sizing study. As the alternative to customer-owned textiles, the future of the textile rental industry shows enormous potential. Read more


ETSA's network

In order to achieve it's objectives and serve its members, ETSA works with, and is a member of, a variety of European and international institutions and organisations.

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ETSA: Representing textile rental companies

  • Alsco
  • Bardusch
  • Berendsen
  • Cleanlease
  • CWS Boco
  • Elis
  • Initial
  • Johnson
  • Lindstrom
  • Mewa
  • Salesianer Miettex

To find out more about our members including suppliers, national associations and research institutes click here

ETSA: In partnership with suppliers of detergents, fabrics and machinery

  • Beirholm
  • BP
  • Carrington
  • Christeyns
  • Ecolab
  • HB_Schutzbekleidung
  • Jensen
  • Kannegiesser
  • Klopman
  • Lapauw
  • Lauffenmuhle
  • Tencate
  • van moer williamson dickie

To find out more about our members including textile rental companies, national associations and research institutes click here

ETSA: Coordinating national textile service associations and working with research institutes

  • Assosistema
  • BVT
  • FBT
  • Geist
  • Hohenstein Institute
  • NRV
  • Tekstiilihuoltoliitto Ry
  • TRSA
  • TSA
  • tvatteriforbundet
  • VTS
  • Wfk
  • Wirtex

To find out more about our members including textile rental companies and suppliers, click here

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