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.

Workwear and protective clothing

Protective clothing refers to garments designed to protect the wearer's body from injury caused by blunt impacts, electrical hazards, heat, chemicals or infection, for job-related occupational health and safety purposes. Read more.

Surgical gowns and healthcare

Surgical textiles include surgical gowns, drapes and clean air suits that are used to protect patients and hospital staff from infection. They are made from highly sophisticated new barrier fabrics which provide a high level of comfort and protection in operating rooms. Read more.

Dust control and mats

Rental dust mats are a textile services solution specifically designed to remove, trap and conceal up to 94% of dirt, dust and moisture efficiently, thereby keeping a building clean and improving health and safety in the workplace. Read more.

Hotel linen, restaurants, food, elderly care

Textile services companies offer kitchens, restaurants and hotels high quality linen products together with a reliable and comprehensive service. Products range from table linen and skirting, napkins, placemats and kitchen towels, to bedspreads, sheets, pillowcases, mattress pads, blankets, towels and shower curtains. Read more.

The correct laundering of retirement and elderly care home residents' clothing is paramount to ensure no contamination is spread through the textiles. Read more

Washroom services

Textile services include the rental and supply of hand towels and state-of-the-art accessories for washrooms to provide comfortable, hygienic and ecological solutions for everyday hand hygiene. Read more.

Clean room

A clean room is an environment that has a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles and chemical vapours. Garments suitable for a clean room use technology which ensures that they are fit for use in a sterile hospital environment. Read more

Image Wear

Image and corporate wear can be defined as business wear, including suits, trousers, skirts, jackets, shirts, blouses and uniforms. Read more.


Specially designed industrial wipers are widely used to clean and maintain different types of machines by effectively absorbing oils, greases and other liquids on machines. They are used particularly in the printing, automotive and production engineering industries. Read more.





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