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Marriott's US-made pledge creates 150 textile jobs
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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


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