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Is your laundry Focused on These Three Topics? Then You Should Join Online (For Free) GBPAP2020

Does your laundry do amazing things in the Sustainability area? Or in the Hygiene part? Or in Digitization? Or all 3 of them? Then it’s time to showcase it for free among the best PTC companies in the world. Sustainability, Hygiene and Digitization  will be the central subjects during the Global Best Practices Awards 2020. The GBPAP2020 Event will be streamed LIVE ONLINE from Amsterdam (NL) on 4-5 November 2020, with participants from some 45 countries.

Don’t wait! Apply now!

The potential nominees can fill in their applications using the reply form for the Retail Textile Cleaning (RTC) companies and Franchise companies (download here!) or the reply form for the Industrial Textile Services companies (download here!). Once filled-in, the form will have to be submitted to CINET Secretariat (cinet@cinet-online.com). The application process is FREE OF CHARGE! Deadline – September 15, 2020.

Participants will be promoting key issues of Professional Textile Care (PTC), with a special attention to new business models after Corona, focusing on sustainability, hygiene and digitization.

DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE – CLICK HERE! 

Real-time Global participation. Professional Textile Care: The better way to do laundry.

Potential Awards Winners will be invited to do an online presentation. The International Jury evaluation will also be made online. In order to adjust it to the Coronavirus governmental social-distancing measures, only a limited number of people will be invited on spot.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Wednesday, 04 Nov 2020 (15:00 – 18:00 CET):

  • Pitch Presentations Retail Textile Cleaning (RTC)
  • Pitch Presentations Retail Textile Cleaning – Big (RTC -B): Franchise and platform companies
  • Pitch Presentations Industrial Textile Services (ITS)

Thursday, 05 Nov 2020 (15:00 – 18:00 CET):

  • Official GBPAP2020 Ceremony
    • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Award, Lifetime Award, YEP Award and Country Awards
    • Global Awards Retail Textile Cleaning (RTC) (Sustainability Award, Innovation Award, Overall Best Practices Award) and Industrial Textile Services (ITS) (Sustainability Award, Innovation Award, Overall Best Practices Award)

 

Global Best Practices Awards 2020 sponsors:

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Exclusive Update on Post-Corona Recovery in China’s PTC Sector

All over the world, the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the Professional Textile Care companies, leading to operation disruptions and special situation. In several regions, the companies are making firm steps towards the recovery after the Corona, while in other countries, the lockdown is still causing major losses.

We asked China Laundry Association (CLA)  to share the current status on the Chinese RTC and ITS companies path towards recovery. According to Mr. Pan Wei, Executive Chairman and Secretary General of CLA, the post-Corona recovery in China is still in progress, the estimation being the the whole Chinese PTC sector is operating at 60% of the volumes before the pandemic. There are different stages among the main sectors: while the Retail Textile Cleaning is already at 70-80% of the revenue levels before Corona, the Industrial Textile Services sector’s operations are at 40-50% compared to the normal revenues. This is especially caused by the higher impact on the volumes of laundries serving the hospitality and industrial areas.

CINET invites all members to share their companies’ experiences during the Coronacrisis at cinet@cinet-online.com or using our social media accounts. 

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Market Survey in Germany Shows the Importance of Care Labelling

According to a GINETEX market survey – 83 percent of German consumers pay attention to care labels and almost every second person looks at the labels before buying. These were the results of a recent survey amongst 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 65 on “shopping and washing behaviour”. According to Thomas Lange, chairman of GINETEX Germany – the international association for the care labelling of textiles and chief executive of the German fashion association German Fashion – “The care label has become a quality feature.”

Some other outcomes of the survey: If the care label is missing in a piece of clothing, every third consumer does not buy it. About 39 percent of the people pay attention to the symbols when washing. Due to lack of time, a  third do not pay attention to care labels. One in three of them stated that the labels were removed.

The main criteria that consumers pay attention to are appearance, value for money and quality. Every fifth person looks at the brand, every tenth at the country of origin. Lange: “If you maintain your clothing strictly according to the manufacturer’s instructions, you will get its value for a longer time and shrinking or discoloration will be prevented.”

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New Partnership to Boost Cotton Sustainability in US

US-based Field to Market – the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol – have announced a new agreement that formalizes a partnership between the two organizations. The aim is to document and accelerate sustainable outcomes for U.S. cotton production. The new partnership intends to strengthen cotton growers and the value chain in driving continuous improvement, combining two of the industry’s leading sustainability assessment frameworks.

Together, the two organisations will assess progress against the U.S. cotton industry’s established environmental targets. By 2025, the industry aims to achieve targeted reductions in soil loss, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy use, alongside increased land use efficiency and soil carbon.  The Trust Protocol completed a successful project pilot in 2019, and has begun fully implementing its programs in 2020, with a goal to enroll at least 500 producers by December 2020.

Ken Burton, Executive Director of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol: “Sustainability is a growing priority for the U.S. cotton value chain, from consumers, brands, retailers to textile manufacturers. We are looking forward to collaborating with Field to Market to scale our collective sustainability impact, meet our industry targets and strengthen the sustainability of U.S. Cotton.”

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Another impact of COVID-19 … Booming Digital Transformation!

For quite some time now, restaurants have been using online technologies to improve the guest experience. The entire hospitality industry has shifted to more online interactions with guests. For instance, the Instagram activities, but also pre- and post-visits, as consumers’ social mentions, reviews and actions have come online.

The COVID-19 impact is that digital transformation simply accelerated what had already been happening. During the lockdown, restaurant owners only had their digital front door open to keep servicing their customer base. Communications moved online in a matter of days. Guests searched online to know which restaurants may be open, which ones are offering delivery or take-away services. According to Google trends, the search term ‘Delivery’ related to food categories reached an all-time-high!

The pandemic has also accelerated the sector’s digital transformation, because they now have to rely on technology to increase the speed and efficiency of their processes, and provide an even more customer-centric experience. Hospitality businesses are not only becoming technology platforms to encourage customer loyalty and communications, but also to autotomize processes to maintain data accuracy in their online environments a consumer may visit. No doubt this booming digital dependence will also influence other sectors, including professional textile services.

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Apply Digitization For Growth in Corona Times! Join the CINET New Webinars (RTC – Sept 15 and ITS – Sept 16)

Are you interested in generating new business and reaching new customers during and post-Corona using digitization and innovation? We have the right FREE Webinars for you!

New trends in digitization, robotization and inovation, how can innovation be applied in several segments in the RTC and ITS, outstading showcases from all over the world and many, many more, will be presented and discussed during the Webinars.

Book your FREE spot at the Webinar that matches your profile, using the registration form on the links below: for RTC segment (drycleaning and/or wetcleaning) or for the ITS (industrial laundries) sector

 

FREE CINET Webinar:

DIGITIZATION & INNOVATION AS DRIVERS FOR GROWTH

NEW CUSTOMERS IN CORONA TIMES

– RETAIL TEXTILE CLEANING – 

Date: Tuesday, Sept 15, 2020

Time: 15:00 – 16:30 (CET).

PROGRAM & REGISTRATIONS – LINK HERE!


FREE CINET Webinar:

DIGITIZATION & INNOVATION AS DRIVERS FOR GROWTH

NEW CUSTOMERS IN CORONA TIMES

– INDUSTRIAL TEXTILE SERVICES – 

Date: Wednesday, Sept 16, 2020

Time: 15:00 – 16:30 (CET).

PROGRAM & REGISTRATIONS – LINK HERE!

All the presentations of the CINET Corona Webinars from both Retail Textile Cleaning and Industrial Textile Services can be found on the WOPCOM platform. The Digititzation & Innovation Webinars are parts of CINET’s international open-platform initiative for knowledge and experience sharing during the Corona crisis.

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Are You ECO? We Have the Online TOOL: The ECOTOOL!

ECOTOOL is a new tool available for PTC companies  for measuring the sustainability according to international best practices. By using ECOTOOL, you will know exactly what your company’s eco-footprint is through the complete supply chain based on: CO2 emission, primary energy content of a product, water consumption, consumption of chemicals, land use and mass balance.

With ECOTOOL, the PTC managers will have a complete life cycle analysis (LCA) tool of textile products and you will be able to quantify the sustainability of the textile for its entire lifetime. This way, you will be able to benchmark your current operation with other type of textiles or machinery and with OPL / domestic laundry setups

The sustainability process

Among the benefits provided by ECOTOOL is benchmark your operation with a number of processes (e.g. differences between laundry machinery) and a number of standard products like:

  • Workwear industry, general
  • Workwear food industry
  • Roller towel
  • Uniform health care
  • Bedsheet health care
  • Residential care garments, underwear
  • Residential care garments, shirt
  • Towel (100% cotton, 80/20 cotton / PET and with recycled cotton

Make your Sustainability measurements now!

Register for ECOTOOL – here! in the Level A e-learning module (Industrial Textile Services – ITS) of CINET’s World of PTC Business School. For more info, you can contact CINET Secretariat (cinet@cinet-online.com)

CINET’s World of PTC – Business School

The World of PTC – Business School is a training initiative developed by CINET in cooperation with international suppliers, specifically designed for professional laundry and dry cleaning stakeholders. Through this initiative CINET aims to strengthen and stimulate the development of the PTC (Professional Textile Care) industry.

You will find easy accessible information on Retail Textile Cleaning and Industrial Textile Services on the following levels:

  • Starters (Level C): Basic level of education and knowledge for people who likes to start in the textile cleaning industry:
  • Operational Excellence (Level B): Advanced level for operators, employees for detail knowledge and skills of the textile cleaning process
  • Management (Level A): Excellent level for managers and employees on legislation, improvement methodologies, operational management, business modelling & cost structures and marketing

The product range of The World of PTC – Business School consists of E-learning & (on the job) Training courses, Practical Workshops & Webinars and a vast PTC online library & Book series. Select the courses that match your professional (both individual and company) needs and become a Master in PTC!

 

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Master Certificate from the Beach? Yes, You Can, with CINET’s E-learning Program. Submit a Second Colleague for Free Before August 1st!

During the summer holiday, there is more time available. Why not using it to  strengthen your Professional Textile Care knowledge and obtain a Master of PTC certificate? You can join the online courses ANYTIME, ANYWHERE! 

  • Purchase all the modules of The Business School’s E-learning curricula (Level C + B + A) and you will get one of the modules FOR FREE!
  • Purchase all the modules of The Business School’s E-learning curricula (Level C + B + A) and you can bring in a colleague who will get the same courses/modules FOR FREE!

More info on the courses you want to join from The Business School’s E-learning curricula on this link – here! Write us at cinet@cinet-online.com about your choice!

The World of PTC – Business School is a training initiative developed by CINET in cooperation with international suppliers, specifically designed for professional laundry and dry cleaning stakeholders. Through this initiative CINET aims to strengthen and stimulate the development of the PTC (Professional Textile Care) industry.

You will find easy accessible information on Retail Textile Cleaning and Industrial Textile Services on the following levels:

  • Starters (Level C): Basic level of education and knowledge for people who likes to start in the textile cleaning industry:
  • Operational Excellence (Level B): Advanced level for operators, employees for detail knowledge and skills of the textile cleaning process
  • Management (Level A): Excellent level for managers and employees on legislation, improvement methodologies, operational management, business modelling & cost structures and marketing

The product range of The World of PTC – Business School consists of E-learning & (on the job) Training courses, Practical Workshops & Webinars and a vast PTC online library & Book series. Select the courses that match your professional (both individual and company) needs and become a Master in PTC!

More info, on the e-learning courses in The World of PTC – Business School – here!

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Expand Your PTC Knowledge! 2 More Weeks in Which You Can Use the Business School’s Special Offer

  • Purchase all the modules of The Business School’s E-learning curricula (Level C + B + A) and you will get one of the modules FOR FREE! 
  • Purchase all the modules of The Business School’s E-learning curricula (Level C + B + A) and you can bring in a colleague who will get the same courses/modules FOR FREE!

More info on the courses you want to join from The Business School’s E-learning curricula on this link – here! Write us at cinet@cinet-online.com about your choice!

The World of PTC – Business School is a training initiative developed by CINET in cooperation with international suppliers, specifically designed for professional laundry and dry cleaning stakeholders. Through this initiative CINET aims to strengthen and stimulate the development of the PTC (Professional Textile Care) industry.

You will find easy accessible information on Retail Textile Cleaning and Industrial Textile Services on the following levels:

  • Starters (Level C): Basic level of education and knowledge for people who likes to start in the textile cleaning industry:
  • Operational Excellence (Level B): Advanced level for operators, employees for detail knowledge and skills of the textile cleaning process
  • Management (Level A): Excellent level for managers and employees on legislation, improvement methodologies, operational management, business modelling & cost structures and marketing

The product range of The World of PTC – Business School consists of E-learning & (on the job) Training courses, Practical Workshops & Webinars and a vast PTC online library & Book series. Select the courses that match your professional (both individual and company) needs and become a Master in PTC!

More info, on the e-learning courses in The World of PTC – Business School – here!

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