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InnStyle To Be An Exhibitor At The 2013 Innkeeping Show in Las Vegas

The wholesale fine linens supplier will assist hundreds of innkeepers and industry vendors at the most important conference and trade show in the innkeeping industry

InnStyle, a wholesale fine linens supplier for bed, bath and dining for the innkeeping 2013 Innkeeping Show in Las Vegas: Innstyle to be an Exhibitorindustry, is proud to be participating at the 2013 Innkeeping Show, January 28-31, at the all new Tropicana in Las Vegas.

The Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) hosts this Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show, which is the most important conference and trade show in the innkeeping industry.

The focus for the annual conference is to bring each innkeeper in attendance the very best selection of cutting edge education and tools available in the industry, as well as to help innkeepers and industry vendors to gain important insight and ideas to succeed in meeting and exceeding business goals.  The PAII also provides attendees with much needed time and space to swap ideas with peers, and meet personally with the vendors such as InnStyle who provide much needed information on products and services.

The 2013 Innkeeping Show is the ultimate experience, with over 50 classes to choose from.  Developed to allow innkeepers to spend a few days away from the inn in order to focus and get connected, or reconnected to the passion that drove innkeepers into this business. Additionally, innkeepers can save money as they shop and chat with exhibitors such as InnStyle!

InnStyle, a wholesale fine linens supplier for bed, bath and dining for the innkeeping industry, was established in 1952. A family business, InnStyle began by providing hotel fine linens to bed and breakfasts, country inns and restaurants in the local community. Over the years, InnStyle has expanded its product line to fulfill the needs of customers who prefer “one stop shopping”, carrying a wide product line on its website. Six sales staff members are dedicated to personally assisting customers, throughout the United States and Canada to the Virgin Islands, to find the items needed for their particular property.

Contact information:

TollFree:1-800-877-INNS / Phone:1-267-354-6020

info@innstyle.com
www.innstyle.com

Taking Proper Care Of Your Linen Investment Is Serious Business

Now more than ever, it is imperative for the Innkeeper to conserve, and preserve, the vital resources essential to their business. Linens are one such resource. Innkeepers invest significantly into the purchase and care of linens, and it is in their best interest to do so properly, thus extending a quality lifespan and ultimately saving money on replacements.Fine Linens for Innkeepers - InnStyle Tips for Proper Care

The following are six tips for the proper care of your linen investment:

  1. Washing – Pre-wash your linens before first use. Separate your linens from other items in the wash, especially those containing polyester, which tends to create pilling, and items with heavy zippers, which can damage the fabric. Separate light and dark colors. Avoid overloading the washing machine, which can cause fibers to break down from excessive abrasion and agitation. You can wash most linens in warm water on a gentle cycle with a cold-water rinse, but be sure to check the care label.
  2. Detergent – Use a mild detergent without added bleach, whiteners, or fabric softeners. Do not pour detergent directly on textiles; rather, add it to the water as the wash tub fills or dilute detergent with water, then add linens. Unless linens are very soiled, you only need to use half the recommended amount of detergent.
  3. Bleaching – Chlorine bleach will weaken fibers and cause the fabric to yellow. If white fabrics need bleaching, use only an oxygen-based bleach.
  4. Drying – While line drying outdoors is gentle, safe, and imbues linens with the fresh scent of the outdoors and natural bleaching of the sun, it is not always practical. You can machine dry most linens on low heat, but be sure to check the care label. Shake out damp linens before placing in the dryer. Never use a high heat setting, which will weaken the fibers, damage the fabric, increase shrinkage, and shorten the life of your linens. Remove items from dryer promptly, while still damp, to minimize wrinkles. Smooth and fold, or press with an iron, if desired.
  5. Ironing – Check to make sure your steam iron is clean – mineral deposits could cause brown spotting. Iron linens while still damp. To restore the lustrous face of sateen fabrics, iron on the reverse side. For embroidered linens, iron them on the reverse side atop a towel to preserve the three-dimensional effect of the embroidery. Use a press cloth to protect delicate lace and cutwork.
  6. Shrinkage – All natural fibers will shrink to some extent, but in most instances we purchase products that are generously overcut to allow for shrinkage. Check the product that you purchase (for size – width & length). Do not wash or, especially, dry linens on a hot setting, which is most likely to damage the fabric and intensify shrinkage. Always follow instructions on care label.

InnStyle offers a wide variety of sheets with differing thread counts. We have 100% cotton and cotton blend sheets for your bed & breakfast, inn or hotel – all at wholesale prices.

Contact an InnStyle Representative today. Customer attention and satisfaction is our hallmark. Give us a call at 800-877-4667 and benefit from our knowledgeable staff.