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  1. How to make your beds like a 5* Housekeeper

    How to make your beds like a 5* Housekeeper
    When staying at a hotel, have you ever left your bed in an untidy state prior to venturing out for the day, then found it in pristine condition upon your return? It’s almost like magic, but its actually the hidden stars of a hotel, the housekeepers. Housekeepers make sure your room has plump pillows, plush duvets and perfectly ironed sheets, and are a vital part to making a hotel room so appealing. Have you ever wondered if you could possibly master the skills of a head housekeeper necessary to make your property as cosy and comfortable as one at a premium 5-star hotel. Continue reading →
  2. Four ways you may be damaging your linens

    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 →
  3. How can I prevent bedding from shrinking?

    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 →
  4. Top tips for ensuring your laundry is spotlessly clean & Covid free

    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 →
  5. Richard Haworth awarded ISO 9001:2015 accreditation

    Richard Haworth awarded ISO 9001:2015 accreditation
    January 2018 - Manchester-based linen manufacturer and supplier - Richard Haworth - has recently been awarded the latest ISO 9001:2015 certification, the internationally recognized benchmark for quality within an organisation.   By achieving the ISO 9001 certification, Richard Haworth are able to demonstrate to customers and suppliers that the systems in place meet the high standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).   To gain the ISO 9001 certification, the company demonstrated the dedication and commitment to meeting the needs of customers, operating efficient management processes and delivering consistent, good quality products and services. Continue reading →
  6. What is Airbnb and What Can it Do for You?

    What is Airbnb and What Can it Do for You?
    In a nutshell, Airbnb is a new kind of accommodation available to travellers, and a great way to make money if you have spare space in your home. The website itself is home to an online community that connects hosts with users seeking short-term accommodation; whether it’s an apartment, room, or even just a spare bed. Airbnb manages the transactions and takes a small cut on both sides. Continue reading →
  7. The Science of Sleep

    The Science of Sleep
    Whilst most of us appreciate the importance of sleep, very few of us actually get enough. It is recommended that we each get around eight hours of sleep every night. That’s one third of our lives spent sleeping. So why is it so important? Sleep has a huge effect on health and well-being throughout life and getting enough quality sleep at the right times effects the way you feel while you’re awake. Continue reading →
  8. White Duvet Covers - Keeping It Simple

    White Duvet Covers - Keeping It Simple
    When you think of a welcoming bed at the end of a long day, it’s crisp, soft, white cotton that springs to mind. No wonder so many world-class hotels use white duvet covers: it’s classic, fresh, and elegant, giving guests a spotless welcome every night. Here at Richard Haworth, we know exactly how get that look with our Classic White range. Continue reading →
  9. Study shows the most stolen item in hotels

    Study shows the most stolen item in hotels
    68% of guests have taken linen from hotels When it comes to budgeting the cost of running a hotel, it’s really helpful to have an accurate estimate for the expenses likely to be incurred over the coming year. Knowing how much you plan to spend in any given year is ultimately good for business, whether these items are long-lasting pieces of furniture such as beds, or things that need to be more regularly replaced because they can be easily broken such as crockery. Continue reading →

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