In the olden days...Textile Care Services looked like this
Today, Textile Care Services looks more like this
Some Historic Dates in TSA's Changing History
Five-Year strategy implementation commences.
TSA secure the development of an English industry apprenticeship for Textile Care Services with the Institute of Apprenticeships.
A new Chief Executive comes on board to steer the Association through a new, proactive strategy focussed on raising the profile of the hidden textile rental industry. Five-Year Strategy is written.
Climate Change Agreement for the industry comes into effect, negotiated by TSA
The organisation agrees on a new, all-encompassing name: Textile Services Association (TSA)
Reflecting the evolving nature of the industry, the organisation renames itself the Association of British Laundry Cleaning and Rental Services Ltd
The association becomes the Institute of British Launderers and Cleaners Ltd, changing to the Association of British Launderers and Cleaners Ltd two years later
The Worshipful Company of Launderers is founded
The name is changed to the Institution of British Launderers Ltd (‘Institution’ becoming ‘Institute’ in 1955)
The association becomes the National Federation of Launderers Ltd
The name is changed to Launderers’ Association Ltd
The National Laundry Association is founded in the UK, quickly becoming the National Laundry Trade Protection Association
The first hand-cranked mangle is invented, marking the beginning of laundry mechanisation