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Customer Testimonials

What our customers have to say....

"We have been selling Hartdean's EcoKnit Quick Drying Snag Free products for 2 years on our websites to both businesses and household"

"Hartdean’s Ecoknit 550 gsm towels really do achieve all the performance claims. They soak up water, they don’t snag, they stay beautifully soft and they last a lot longer than any woven towel."

"We have never had a single return of this item and people usually order more when they have tried and compared them to their woven towels"

"We have also found that people who have bought Hartdean’s EcoKnit products from us have gone on to recommend them to others"

"..and speaking of others, we also stock EcoKnit bathrobes for exactly the same reasons and they too are extremely popular on our gifts site"

Andy McPhaden. Director, Andy McPhaden Limited
www.justrightfor.co.uk


"Several guests have commented on the 'snowy white linens’, which you should take as a tribute"

"Just to let you know that the bed linen and EcoKnit towels we bought last year have stood up really well to the use, and I've been able to deal with sun tan lotion, make up and blood stains without too much trouble. Several guests have commented on the 'snowy white linens’, which you should take as a tribute to your products."

Debbie O'Neill, Owner, Gorce Vacances, France
www.facebook.com/Gorce.Vacances


"We have been using Hartdean's EcoKnit Quick Drying Snag Free Towels for the past 10 years"

"We are very happy with the quality of the EcoKnit 550gsm towels and they certainly do last. "

"We have our own in-house laundry that looks after all the linen for the two hotels and we do note the reduced drying times which they advocate. This has a benefit of turning stock round quicker as well as the cost reductions in our energy consumption."

"We like the fact they are eco friendly, which fits in with the Best Western Plus ethos of going Green and reducing our carbon footprint. Thank you to Hartdean for a lovely product and professional service. We look forward to dealing with you in the future."

Simon Hartland, Managing Director, BEST WESTERN PLUS Manor Hotel Meriden
www.manorhotelmeriden.co.uk


"Keep up the excellent work, these towel are one of the best buys you can make"

"I own a hotel and I first purchased Hartdean Snag Free Towels in 2006. In February 2013 I purchased more - I have lost some over the last 6 years to hair dye, fake tan and pilfering. However the remainder of my 2006 towels are excellent."

"I still have the sample towel from 2006, which John Balladon gave to me at Hotelympia."

"When I showed it to Paul this year he asked to keep it as an example of how well they wear - it was excellent."

"Keep up the excellent work, these towel are one of the best buys you can make."

John Connolly, Rathbaun Hotel
www.rathbaunhotel.com


"We will definitely be buying some more next time we need to replace towels"

"The EcoKnit towels have allowed us to reduce our drying time from 1 hour on high to 30 minutes on medium, so quite a saving on time and energy over the year."

"We will definitely be buying some more next time we need to replace towels."

Nicola Stafford, Lysses House Hotel and Richmond Restaurant
www.lysses.co.uk


"We have been using Hartdean’s Ecoknit full towel range for just over two years and never looked back!"

"Having supplied towels for London's Hospitality sector for over 35 years, we can definitely recommend these towels over any other offered by competing suppliers. The main advantages noticed, compared to our previous 100% cotton towels, are the huge reductions in laundering and purchase costs."

"The towels are indeed snag-free and even those purchased two years ago have no pulled loops or frayed edges. Even under the often clumsy handling in cages, there are no signs of damage!"

"For us, anything we can do to reduce our carbon footprint, is a priority. So, equally, the EcoKnit's quick drying characteristic results in speedy drying times and, consequently, reducing our utility bills. An additional bonus…increased productivity as the dryers can now keep up with the Washing Department!"

"We are constantly receiving positive feedback about the towels, especially from our longest- running customers, who notice the difference the most."

"Thank you to Paul and all the Hartdean team for a fantastic product and a very friendly and professional service."

David Budino, Galicia Laundry Limited
www.galicialaundry.com


"May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your towels"

"May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your towels. We last ordered from you in 2005 and they are only just getting to the stage where they need replacing. I can only say yes, you can buy towels for a lesser (not by much though) price, but in the long run your products would outlast anything else out there,and we can definately vouch for that, add to that, the reduction in laundering costs your towels are a bargain."

"We here at 'The Burleigh' would like to thank you and your staff for the friendly and helpfull service we have received and look forward to doing business with you again (in another six years!!!!)"

Ram and Sharon Chauhan-Jennings, The Burleigh
www.theburleigh.com


Limavady Linen Services Logo"Hartdean EcoKnit towels give us tremendous results in both laundering costs and customer feedback"

"We have been using 'EcoKnit' towels for 2 years now and have a full range in the 450GSM, 500GSM and the 550GSM"

"Over the past 2 years just by using these towels we have noticed tremendous results in both laundering costs and customer feedback. The laundering and purchase costs reduced greatly due to the greater usage of the towels as they can be washed and dried more often than a woven towel and very rarely, if at all, will get ragged, giving it a longer time span. EcoKnit towels are quick drying which saves energy, speeds up our production time and increases productivity"

"I would highly recommend these towels to other customers and will continue buying these towels from Hartdean"

Noel Ferguson


"The Best Drying Towels We Have Come Across"

"We recently stayed at Ascot House Hotel, Harrogate and the towels were the best drying towels we have come across. They kindly gave your name as their supplier, and I would like to buy some from you if possible."

David Phillips, Somerset


"We estimate the drying time to be about half the time of our previous cotton towels"

"We have now had the new towels in use for about a month and have been extremely pleased with them. We have had absolutely no adverse comments from any of our clients and would estimate the drying time to be about half the time of our previous cotton towels."

Richard, The Hollies Hotel, www.thehollieshotel.co.uk


"Thank you for your assistance"

"We are really pleased with the EcoKnit towels you supplied, especially how well they launder and how quickly they dry."

Marion Edwards,, Clackmannanshire


Corithia Hotels Logo"Hartdean Limited is a preferred supplier of CHI Hotels & Resorts"

"Hartdean Limited is a preferred supplier of CHI Hotels & Resorts in supplying towelling products to Corinthia Hotels."

"We have always had a good business relationship with with Hartdean and recommend their product and service."


" Hartdean are the reason for our growth in the towel sector"

"The reason for our growth in the towel sector is mainly due to the extraordinary properties that are inherent in Hartdean’s EcoKnit Towels giving the end user greater usage, and subsequent lower investment & maintenance costs compared to the towels they previously were all using."

"We would like to extend our thanks to Hartdean for the supply and service that they have offered MIP and we look forward to dealing with them for many years to come."

Med-I-Pant (UK) Ltd LogoAdam Cunningham, Customer Service Manager
MED-I-PANT (UK) Limited - 01525 218146 :: http://www.mipinc.com

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" EcoKnit Towel Performs Exceptionally In Tests"

A Technical Assessment was carried out with JLA laundering systems to determine the Drying Characteristics of Commercially Available Towels and OTEX (OZONE Disinfection Laundering System). Two types of towels were assessed for comparison purposes:

JLA LogoHartdean's EcoKnit Towel - 80% Cotton and 20% Polyester

Industry STD Woven Towel - 100% Cotton

OTEX System
The OTEX system developed by JLA incorporates the second strongest disinfectant called Ozone. This is introduced automatically into the water using patented interfusor technology allowing laundering to be carried out at much lower wash temperatures yet still providing superior disinfection. OTEX is currently installed in over 1500 sites.

Methodology
A standard cold OTEX wash cycle in a JLA HC100 10KG washing machine with and without the addition of ozonated water was used. Towels were dried at 140°F using a JLA T30 gas dryer.

Towel Characteristics OTEX Wash Cycle Conventional Wash Cycle
  Knitted Woven Knitted Woven
% Moisture retained after laundering
Time taken to dry (mins)
51
25
60
34
55
30
66
43

EcoKnit savings...

Savings derived from using EcoKnit rather than Woven on OTEX system 26.5%
Savings derived from using EcoKnit rather than Woven on Conventional system 30.2%
Savings derived from using EcoKnit and OTEX rather than Woven and Conventional 41.9%

Full report available on request.


"The Best Drying Towels We Have Come Across"

"We recently stayed at Ascot House Hotel, Harrogate and the towels were the best drying towels we have come across. They kindly gave your name as their supplier, and I would like to buy some from you if possible."

David Phillips, Somerset