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The trade association started in 1886 during the early years of laundry mechanisation. At the time we were known as the National Laundry Association. As the industry developed over the course of the next hundred years, several different names were adopted before the organisation eventually became the Textile Services Association in 1989.

The association has achieved many beneficial agreements and deals for our members and the industry as a whole. Most recently the Climate Change Agreement was negotiated with the government, rewarding laundries who reduce their energy consumption.

Throughout our history, the TSA, has continually provides a number of innovative services to the industry and our consultants have influenced the development of relevant Technical Standards across the marketplace, ensuring that standards are sufficiently robust and practically sound.