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Thomas Kneale & Co Ltd Sustains Success at Inaugural University of Manchester Awards Event Image

Thomas Kneale & Co Ltd Sustains Success at Inaugural University of Manchester Awards Event

Socially responsible textile manufacturer Thomas Kneale & Co Ltd (TK) has been selected for recognition from over 8,000 suppliers to the University of Manchester. TK provide Bedding and Bathroom Textiles, Student Kitchen Starter Packs and Window Coverings to the HE Sector across the UK, and also supply (including but not limited to) custodial, immigration, emergency […]

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Linen Hire OR Linen Ownership

Commercial Laundries have been washing and distributing TK linen for many years and then hiring it out. On the linen hire model, the laundry calculates its costs on approximately 150 washes representing the life of the linen item before replacement. However, we know the linen item can be washed closer to 250/270 washes before replacement […]

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Contract Textiles

Contract textiles might have the same name as domestic textiles for household items such as sheets, pillowcases, duvets, towels and blankets but they are worlds apart in terms of performance specification and expectation…

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The History of Hotel Bed Linen

Hotel accommodation and the provision of bed linen and bedding goes back to the dawn of time. People have always travelled for commerce, religion, family, immigration, education and recreation and have needed a room to sleep in when journeying. From the small Country Inn to the most exclusive City Centre Hotel, the quality of the […]

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The Development of Fire Retardant Fabrics

There is strong evidence that textile production dates back many thousands of years before the current era with the earliest examples evidenced in prehistoric finds in Africa and the Sub Continent. Today the production of textiles is a global industry where the speed and volume of production has changed beyond all recognition thanks to modern […]

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The Benefits of Arbry® High Security Blanket

Anti-Self Harm and Anti-Ligature Blankets Security Blankets are often specifically designed in consultation with Prison, Police and Psychiatric Care bodies to help prevent incidence of self-harm and suicide attempt. The design and concept behind this product is to specifically address the safe sleeping arrangements for segregated and vulnerable high-risk individuals. The Blankets provide warmth and […]

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Ring Spun Yarn Cotton Towels –v- Open End Yarn Cotton Towels

Which is best? Why should you buy towels made from ring spun cotton yarns instead of towels made from open end yarns? The quality and end performance of a towel (i.e. its absorbency, strength, softness, appearance and durability) is determined by the quality of yarns selected by the spinners and the weaving loom deployed (air […]

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How Hospital Bedding Can Prevent Infection

MRSA in Hospitals MRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Infection with MRSA bacteria mainly occurs in patients already ill in hospital and it can be difficult to treat. Bacteria can invade the skin and cause infection which is more likely if a cut or graze allows bacteria access below the surface of the skin. Sometimes […]