Reusable textiles: ARTA’s virtual speaker series features world-class industry experts

24 June 2021

The American Reusable Textile Association's (ARTA)  2021 Virtual Speaker Series presents a group of world-class industry experts who will help organisations navigate the new landscape, maintain clients, and convert new ones. The series includes four sessions with data and information to help make the case for reusable textiles.

The four sessions are planned on Wednesdays at noon EDT from September through to December to offer data and information to help businesses make the case for reusable textiles.  Register now at one low fee for all employees of each ARTA member company. Each session is held on Wednesday at Noon CST/1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST

22 September— The State of Textiles 2021: A review of today’s global textile supply chain; trends, challenges and opportunities.

Speaker: Jeff Courey, George Courey, Montreal, Canada

13 October — How to Use Data from ARTA’s Incontinence Pad LCA Study
A panel discussion on how to use this data to increase sales of reusable incontinence pads. Includes marketing materials including infographic and talking points.

The panel includes: Dr Michael Overcash of Environmental Clarity; ARTA President Gabriel Boardman, pictured, of MIP; and a panel of Canadian and US operators.

3 November — Lessons from Covid-19 and how to Win and Maintain Conversions

With the pandemic, many operators have seen growth in reusable isolation gown and surgical gown business segments. Learn how to win and keep this business from a panel of operators and suppliers. The panel includes: operators Bryan Bartsch of Eco-Tex, US and Canada; Bill Moyer of HCSC, Allentown, Pennsylvania; Karl Fillip, Sr. of NovoHealth, Atlanta, Georgia. Suppliers are represented by Shelley Petrovskis of Lac-Mac, London, Ontario; and Duane Houvener of American Dawn, Nashville, Tennessee.

8 December — How Practice Greenhealth’s 900 Member Hospitals Position Reusable Textiles

Practice Greenhealth is a member organisation of 900 hospitals in the United States. Learn how these hospitals are positioning reusables in a pandemic and with respect to infection control.

Speaker: Julie Moyle, director of practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR.

The cost is $100 for ARTA member companies (all employees of a member company may attend). Non-member cost is $250. Speakers and dates subject to change. To register, go to For sponsorship information, contact Nancy Jenkins, E:

About ARTA

ARTA is a membership of allied associates, suppliers, operators and manufacturers that support the textile maintenance industry. ARTA’s mission is to create greater awareness and appreciation for reusable textiles — those cloth products that are reused rather than thrown away like paper disposable items. Members represent all facets of the textile maintenance industry: manufacturers of textiles, machinery and chemicals, as well as suppliers, sister associations, and the operators who clean and deliver clean napkins, linen, sheets, towels, blankets, scrubs, incontinence products, surgical gowns and uniforms to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, clinics and businesses.


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