It may come as a surprise to you that linen theft and stock abuse together cost the textile industry an estimated £20 million per year.
In an effort to educate hotel managers and housekeepers the TSA have launched their ‘Linen Lockdown’ Campaign. Over 5,000 posters have been distributed to hotels and hospitality companies highlighting the importance of looking after linen and the detrimental effect this can have on the industry.
As well as running a Linen Crime Forum in Edinburgh, which was attended by Executive Housekeepers, representatives from the Institute of Hospitality and Lothian Borders Police, the TSA have also set up an Integrity Line for people to pass on information about suspicious behaviour or wrongdoing completely anonymously, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Suspected linen crime can be reported to the LinenLine on 0800 012 1000.