LCNi editor Kathy Bowry would very much like to hear from textile care businesses in all sectors, UK and international, about their experiences during the pandemic.
The Textile Services Association’s (TSA) David Stephens recently commented in a message to his membership in the UK as hospitality businesses started reopening: “We continue to see a clear divide in the hospitality sector. Stay vacation locations are doing well, many fully booked until late September. I have even heard of one or two niche laundries now busier than last year. However, for the vast majority the news is not so good with virtually no corporate or business travel. We had a call with all the European National Associations last week and they are all reporting very similar trends. Generally, companies are 75% down on last year with little sign of a real bounce back.”
Do your experiences mirror David Stephens’ comments on what the majority are going through? Many hospitlaity laundries are struggling to survive and retail drycleaners, too, are having a tough time. Or are you one of the niche businesses bucking the trend? Have you adapted to survive? Maybe you are overwhelmed with NHS work…Whatever the case, LCNi would be very interested to hear from you. Please contact E: [email protected] to get your voice heard and your story told.
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