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APaC Road Show for the first time on Laundry Day

The Czech Association for Textile Care organized the APaC Road Show for the first time. On Laundry Day on August 9, we went to the member laundry and dry cleaner P-MM in Žižkov, Prague, with experts in exercise, nutrition and mental health, to pay attention to the workers there.

“We brought together a trainer and a nutritionist focused on holistic medicine and went to discuss with the laundry workers what they were interested in or worried about. These are people who often cannot afford the advice of these experts,” says APaC executive director Monika Bymova, adding that the discussion was, for example, about how to relieve oneself at work when one-sided workload. “We believe that this event could be beneficial not only for the employees themselves, but also for their employers, because some of the outputs from these consultations could be the basis for improving the working environment,” she adds.

In recent years, APaC commemorates Laundry Day on August 9, referring to the date when the first electric washing machine was patented in 1910, which marked a huge milestone for the field of textile care. Providing clean linen has become a basic service that has an irreplaceable role all over the world. Covers the back of healthcare, hospitality, food, industry and retail. “At the Association, we see this day as a special day for everyone who is dedicated to providing clean bed linen, towels, clothes or uniforms. And this would not be possible without the workers who perform this demanding work,” adds Monika Bymova, adding that the APaC Road Show project has the ambition to become an annual tradition and to be included among other benefits for members of the Association.

APaC has been striving to register International Linen Day since 2019, when it presented its idea to representatives of European associations in Sweden. Subsequently, this idea was developed by our American colleagues from the TRSA association. We believe that one day this day will become an official holiday of our industry worldwide.

Check out the photos from the event below, you can watch the video on the Association’s YouTube channel HERE.

Czech Association for Textile Care