Work Uniform Blog

New to Work Uniform Rentals? What You Need to Know

New to Work Uniform Rentals? What You Need to Know

If you’re considering a work uniform rental service, you’ll be faced with several options:

  • Local independent vs. national supplier
  • Customized vs. cookie-cutter program
  • Several options that can impact both cost and cost justification

The purpose of this blog is to explain some of the pros and cons of each option and to understand the overall cost justification.

Local vs. Independent

The national suppliers are taking over the market by buying up many smaller independents. They tend to be process efficient and somewhat cheaper (at least initially), just don’t ask for any customization or flexibility and high employee turnover …

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Chicago Work Uniform Company Establishes New Levels of Sustainability

Chicago Work Uniform Company Establishes New Levels of Sustainability

Our industry is one of the original sustainable industries. Work uniform and textile re-using vs. disposing goes back to the turn of the 20th Century, and back when we were founded in 1921.

Sustainability Origins

Sustainability was initially driven out of scarcity more so than a desire to take care of the environment. However, the textile rental industry has evolved, sustainability has replaced scarcity with a desire to protect the environment, treat byproducts and reduce costs. By comparison, if all work uniforms were cleaned in your home washer and dryer, you would use many times the water and detergent. …

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Shop Towel Rule FAQ

Reusable Rental Shop Towels, Mops, Floor Mats & Profitability of Sustainability

Now that the Shop Towel Rule has recently been enacted, we get asked a lot of questions on what it means for our customers. This blog post details answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ).

What is the “Shop Towel Rule”?

The Solvent Contaminated Wipe Rule, or “Shop Towel Rule” was published on July 31, 2013, by the U.S. EPA to exempt “reusable wipes” (known at Roscoe as “Print Towels” and “Shop Towels“) from regulation as solid waste so long as certain conditions are met. The rule entered into force on January 31, 2014 and revises …

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Reusable vs. Disposable Shop Towels

The debate is over whether reusable or disposable shop towels are more beneficial. The Industrial Wiper Rule is in its final stages, awaiting the final seal of approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A battle Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), and other reusable advocates, have been fighting since 2003 for this law to be enacted.

Disposable users have long claimed that reusable towels and wipers pose health risks, while studies showcase that reusable towels are safe, and the more efficient, cost-effective, sustainable option.

Reusables are sorted, handled, processed, finished and monitored by commercial launderers that have earned certifications …

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