Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Marriott's US-made pledge creates 150 textile jobs
Marriott's US-made pledge creates 150 textile jobs
14
Mar '16
In a boost for the American textile industry, hospitality company Marriott International has announced that it will provide 'Made in USA' towels and bath mats in every guest bathroom in nearly 3,000 American hotels.

Marriott's commitment to buy 'Made in USA' guestroom terry products creates 150 new jobs in Standard Textile's facilities in Thomaston and Union, as well as at the company's Cincinnati headquarters and through its supply chain, Standard Textile said.

“As a global company based in the USA, we're proud to be the first hospitality company to commit to providing our guests with 'Made in USA' bathroom towels in our U.S. hotels,” said Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson.

“We believe our guests will appreciate knowing that even simple items they use every day in our hotels represent progress for the U.S. economy,” said Marriott Executive Chairman Bill Marriott. “We also hope this sends a message to other businesses that buying locally can make business sense.”

Overall, this commitment will mean the annual production of 2.6 million bath towels and 4.9 million hand towels – the equivalent of as much as 5.6 million pounds of textiles. The commitment to manufacture these textiles in the US, also reduces greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating more than 300 ocean going container shipments annually.

Marriott's 'Made in USA' commitment with Standard Textile expands the two companies' long-standing relationship. Last year, Marriott recognized Standard Textile's commitment to continuous collaboration, innovative new products and superior service by giving the company its 2015 Americas Recognition Award.

“Marriott's desire to provide guests with terry bath products made by US textile artisans speaks to the heart of why Standard Textile is thriving and creating new jobs after 76 years,” said Gary Heiman, President and CEO of Standard Textiles. “Our commitment to technology driven manufacturing and innovation has enabled us to expand our operations in the US, creating a sustainable infrastructure for Marriott's 'Made in USA' products.”

Standard Textile is a leading, vertically integrated, global provider of total solutions in hospitality textiles, interiors, healthcare, apparel and consumer markets worldwide. The Company leverages textile design, advanced manufacturing and laundry expertise to serve its customers worldwide. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

Textiles | On 18th Jun 2018

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

The digital textile printing sector is expected to have a compound...

Courtesy: Hela Clothing

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Hela's latest label revolves around underwear, sleepwear

The latest collection of Sri Lanka’s Hela Clothing is revolves mostly ...

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Kenya’s treasury secretary Henry Rotich recently raised the duty on...

Interviews View All

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Paolo Crespi

For.Tex is an Italy-based leading producer of dyes and thickeners, and is...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Apurva Kothari

No Nasties was the first fashion brand in India to make 100 per cent...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search