Dissemination

To disseminate the project result we have participated in industry exhibitions, published articles in relevant media, cooperated with the European Textile Services Association, held interactive multiplier meetings, we will present our results at Texcare in Frankfurt in November 2024,  and more.

Activities

Here you can find different communication activities focussed on employees in the textile service industry, member companies and other stakeholders. Click a category below to filter the list.

Reference group meetings

The educational material of The new Scandinavian Quality Control model is the cornerstone of the project. By developing educational material related to the authorisation controls we hope to both raise the awareness among workers why different topics are important, as well as teaching them the skills they need to act as agents of change.

In April we concluded the reference group activity through two digital meetings with Danish and Swedish participants in the member companies. This was very rewarding and giving lots of input to improve the material.

Leading up to the reference group meetings were:

  • The multiplier meeting on November 16.
  • The dialogue with sustainability experts and educators in the member companies on an individual basis.
  • The physical meeting no 3 March 1.
  • The interaction with a first-year class at Solna Gymnasium on March 25, to get another generation’s view on the project.

To further improve the material, the dialogue will go on during the year. It will all be presented at Texcare in November.

 

Sveriges Tvätteriförbund exhibitors at the Sweden meeting

Dialogue with various stakeholders is important. On Friday and Saturday, we were exhibitors at the Sweden meeting in Stockholm and had the opportunity to meet 2000 moderate politicians to talk about our issues.

In the photos –  Elisabeth Svantesson, Minister for Finance, Carl-Oskar Bohlin Minister for Civil Defence and  Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén. Discussions centred on inclusion and education. People are very interested in learning more about The new Scandinavian Quality Control model.

 

 

Presentation at Solna Gymnasium upper secondary school

On March 25,  Daniel Kärrholt, CEO of The Swedish Textile Service Association, met a class at Solna Gymnasium upper secondary school. For the fourth year, Daniel introduced the possibilities in the textile service sector. It became a hands-on lecture in business administration. This time the students had been given the task to study the new Scandinavian Quality Control model website in advance, to facilitate discussion and input.

A warm thank you to all the engaged students and Professor Rickard Vinde for the interesting conversations, and the nice picture.

Picture: Rickard Vinde

 

The news post is also available at EPALE.

Third physical meeting for “The new Scandinavian Quality Control model”

Image: Kristina Hrbinic

On the first day of Spring, March 1, 2024, the third physical meeting for the project “The new Scandinavian Quality Control model” took place at Tvätteriförbundet´s office in Malmö. The host, Daniel Kärrholt, had the pleasure of welcoming a diverse group consisting of several members, invited inspirational speakers, the project group, and many others.

Sweden, Denmark, and Norway stand uniquely in linking membership in the national industry association for textile service companies with quality controls. The aim is to guarantee seriousness and quality in the members’ deliveries.

To further develop this process, Sveriges Tvätteriförbund (the Swedish Textile Services Association) and Brancheforeningen for Vask og Tekstiludlejning (The Washing and Textile Services Association of Denmark) are participating in a project co-financed by Erasmus+ from 2023 to 2024. The results of the project will be presented at Texcare in November.

External speakers

Two external speakers, Kristina Hrbinic, Europe Direct Manager, and Erik Ehn Blomgren, Senior Advisor to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden, delivered highly informative speeches about the possibilities within the European framework and how to assist in job matching between companies and job seekers.

Project work

The project includes, among other things, a comparative analysis between the authorization processes in the two countries. Another central aspect of the project is the development of educational material aimed at professionals in the textile service industry. The analysis and recommendations for future authorization controls were presented at the meeting.

Educational material

The educational material, based on various aspects of quality control, aims to foster a deeper understanding of why these issues are crucial for everyone in the member companies. For instance, textile service professionals are likely to become more active in mending textiles and sorting used textiles for reuse and recycling. The material presents questions in a context that fosters greater commitment and pride among all employees within member companies.

The training material will be available on a dedicated website for “The new Scandinavian Quality Control model” in English, Swedish, and Danish. It is divided into several sections focusing on:

  • Chemicals and water
  • Circularity and waste
  • Climate and energy
  • Hygiene and quality
  • Non-discrimination, inclusion, and contribution to society
  • The value chain
  • Working environment
  • The European Green Deal

The material is designed to be easy to comprehend, presented in a short and concise manner without complicated wording. Each section is followed by a voluntary test to assess participants’ understanding. Additionally, the material will be available in audio, PDF, and PowerPoint formats to ensure accessibility for all.

Information and news about the project, including the educational material, will be communicated through various platforms and forums, including the associations’ website, social media channels, and the EPALE network, which also serves as a valuable source of information and hosts educational workshops on inclusion and accessibility.

For more information, please contact

Lasse Bredvig Hangaard Industry consultant, BVT
(+45) 5218 5990 (Mobile)
laha@di.dk
Danske Vaskerier – BVT

Sveriges Tvätteriförbund
Daniel Kärrholt, CEO Sveriges Tvätteriförbund
(+46) 705 11 36 85
daniel@tvatteriforbundet.se
Tvatteriforbundet.se

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EPALE: Presentation of the new Scandinavian Quality Control model at Texcare International

An invitation for the presentation of the new Scandinavian Quality Control model at Texcare International is now published on EPALE, the European multilingual platform open to all those working in adult learning, such as adult educators, career guidance counselors, researchers, and academics, as well as importance and political responsibility. We hope to see many interested stakeholders at Texcare. See the invitation for the event here.

 

 

EPALE: Event and invitite to the next physical meeting

A warm welcome to the third physical meeting of the new Scandinavian Quality Control model has been shared on EPALE, the European multilingual platform open to all those working in adult learning, such as adult educators, career guidance counselors, researchers, and academics, as well as importance and political responsibility. Find the invitation here.

Contact us

If you want more information about the project or if you have a question , don’t hesitate to contact us.

Daniel Kärrholt

Daniel Kärrholt

CEO, The Swedish Textile Service Association

 

Lasse Bredvig Hangaard

Lasse Rafiq Hangaard

Industry consultant, The Washing and Textile Services Association of Denmark