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  • Four ways you may be damaging your linens

    If you run a hotel, you'll know how frustrating it is when linens get damaged. Towels and bedding can be expensive, and constantly having to replace them can put a big dent in your profits. While a certain amount of wear and tear is inevitable, certain practices may be damaging your linens unnecessarily. By understanding the causes of this damage, you can take steps to prevent it. Here are four common pitfalls to avoid.

      

    1. Using the wrong wash cycle

     

    Some wash cycles are more aggressive than others, and choosing a harsh Continue reading

  • How can I prevent bedding from shrinking?

    If you run a hotel, you'll know that items shrinking in the wash can be a real headache. There's nothing more annoying than having to reorder supplies after finding that perfectly good bedding has shrunk. Hotel-quality bedding is not cheap and, as well as the inconvenience, having to constantly restock your supplies can be a huge drain on your profits.

    Luckily, shrinking is not inevitable. By taking a few simple steps, you can ensure that your bedding keeps its size wash after wash.

     

    What is shrinking and why does it happen?

     

    Shrinking or Dimensional stability to laundering, is the result of the weave of a fabric `closing up` under washing and some drying conditions. Continue reading

  • Keeping Duvets and Pillows Clean for Your Guests

    For the hospitality industry, it has always been that reputations are painstakingly won – and often easily lost – by things as seemingly simple as basic cleanliness. But in the midst of a world in crisis from the spread of COVID-19, cleanliness has become far from simple.

     

    In 2020, and as businesses reopen for bookings, the commitment to scrupulous hygiene has to be front and centre in the minds of hosts and guests alike. We know that the virus is passed by droplets, and the particles within are more resistant than many forms of bacteria to washing and cleaning. Even maintaining social distancing, it’s possible for someone to pass, and contract, COVID-19 by just brushing against a contaminated surface. And that’s especially bad for hotels and guest houses. Continue reading

  • Top tips for ensuring your laundry is spotlessly clean & Covid free

    For the safety of guests and staff, hotels are looking at best practices in the disinfection of linens and towels during the Covid pandemic. Whilst there is preliminary evidence that the Covid-19 virus "does not survive well" on fabrics, here are some insider tips from Richard Haworth, leading supplier of hotel linens on striking the correct balance between caring for your guests and caring for your bed linen and towelling.

     

    Start with good quality products

    Starting with top quality materials is the key to extending performance and product life, even when using more rigorous cleaning processes. For example, our Prima Duvet Covers are made Continue reading

  • An Important Message

    A message to our customers

     

    Given the current unprecedented international health crisis, we wanted to keep you updated with the latest situation at Richard Haworth Ltd. Like everyone, we have been busily gathering as much information as possible about the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

     

    We had spent considerable time planning for the disruption, working with our supply chain to ensure as little disruption as possible. As things stand, we are operating a full service, with customer service, warehousing and deliveries all continuing to be fully operational.

     

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  • The war on plastic: How hotels can help the recycling cause

    The hospitality industry produces a whopping 2.87 million tonnes of plastic each year and most of it may have been unnecessarily sent to landfill. However, it's not too late for hotels to rectify their past environmental shortcomings and start recycling; with some education and minor changes, it's possible for all hotels to reduce the amount of plastic they use.

     

    Improve your recycling scheme

    Half a million tonnes of recycling was unnecessarily burned or sent to landfill in 2017, all because it was improperly disposed of to begin with; Continue reading

  • Richard Haworth awarded ISO 14001 accreditation

    April 2019 - Richard Haworth – the UK’s leading supplier of linen to the textile rental and hospitality sector – has recently been awarded the latest ISO 14001 certification, the internationally recognized sign of a business’ commitment to the preservation of the environment.


    In achieving the ISO 14001 certification, Richard Haworth proved that they met the high standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) to protect the environment.


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  • How personalisation is revolutionising the hotel experience

    The world is constantly evolving and brands will need to come up with new and innovative ways to attract customers to their amazing services; the hospitality industry is no exception. A recent survey show that 86% of travellers value personalisation when it comes to their hotel experience. A more personalised customer experience is expected to take the hospitality industry by storm, revolutionising each guest's stay. Here are three big changes you can expect to see in the coming years:

     

    1. The impact of technology

     

    It's no secret that mobile phones can make our lives so much easier, especially when Continue reading

  • How hotels can get more direct bookings – and rely on travel agencies less

    Hotel booking websites, including the likes of Expedia, Hotels.com, Trivago and others, have been in the news recently regarding misleading advertising claims, hidden costs and their sales techniques. In total, six websites have been given until September to change how they operate, thanks to action from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

     

    At the same time, there’s a sense in the industry that the balance of power has tilted in recent months away from online travel agencies, and in favour of direct bookings for hotels, B&Bs and self-catering holiday accommodation.

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  • The Future of Hospitality - How hoteliers can make the most of new workspace trends

    When hotels and B&Bs are looking at new sources of revenue, future workspace trends may not be the first thing that springs to mind.

    Equally, co-working spaces are not necessarily something you’d expect to find in a hotel.

    But changing habits mean more people are more mobile, whether they’re working remotely or building a start-up on the move.

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