ASSOCIATION FOR CONTRACT TEXTILES

SAMPLE RETURN AND REUSE PROGRAM

The Association for Contract Textiles is pleased to introduce a program that takes a pro-active approach to a growing problem. Textile samples are critical to the business of all the ACT companies and you, our clients. Many samples are requested for specific projects which when finished, leaves a design firm with a great deal of materials they no longer need. These samples are durable and could be re-used if they could be returned to the ACT Company. The Sample Return and Reuse Program offers a solution. By reclaiming all kinds of textile samples, we put them back into the field thereby cutting waste and reducing the number of new samples that need to be produced. At the same time the return process creates jobs for people who need opportunities.

THE COSTS  OF THIS PROGRAM ARE CARRIED ENTIRELY BY THE ACT MEMBER COMPANIES.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

  1. Your firm requests the Sample Return and Reuse Box be shipped to your office.
  2. The box is placed in a firm’s resource library.
  3. All textile samples including memos, cuttings and binders that are no longer needed and are in good condition should be placed in the box.
  4. Once full, the box has complete return instructions, including a FedEx shipping label. Your firm needs only to contact FedEx for a pick up.
  5. The box is shipped to Watauga Opportunities in North Carolina, which will return the samples to the appropriate ACT Company.
  6. Once your full box of samples is received by Watauga, you will automatically receive a new ACT Sample Return and Reuse Box for your library.

 HOW TO GET ON BOARD!

  1. Fax or e-mail Watauga Opportunities:
  2. Fax: 704-264-5006

    E-Mail: watopp@appstate.campus.mci.net

    Attn: Leslie Cook

     

  3. E-Mail the Association for Contract Textiles:
 
 
Mail@contract-textiles.com

 

Once you receive your first box, there is no more paperwork to do. You will automatically receive a new box each time you send one back for Return and Reuse.

WHO IS WATAUGA OPPORTUNITIES?

This is a private, not-for-profit organization working with people who have barriers to employment. These are competent, capable adults who may have suffered a medical setback, overcome a chemical dependency or who have varied physical or mental abilities. Watauga enables participants to become more self-reliant and readies them for the outside workforce.

A WINNING PROGRAM FOR EVERYONE!

DESIGN FIRMS

This program offers a solution to resource libraries over flowing with samples that are no longer needed.

ACT MEMBER COMPANIES

This program enables our members to re-acquire samples to be used again at a much lower cost than producing them new. Lower sample costs help contain fabric costs.

WATAUGA OPPORTUNITIES

This program creates jobs for this meaningful organization which works hard to help those who need it.

OUR ENVIRONMENT

This program helps reduce landfill by putting samples that are normally used once and discarded back into circulation within the A&D community. If fewer new samples need to be produced, the energy and transportation used to produce the fabric and samples are saved.

 The ACT Member Companies are proud to offer this program and welcome your comments and suggestions. Please e-mail us at:mail@contract-textiles.com

 ACT MISSION

TO UNITE IN A COMMON ORGANIZATION THOSE ENGAGED IN OR HAVING A COMMON INTEREST IN DESIGN, MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF TEXTILES USED OR ASSOCIATED WITH COMMERCIAL INTERIOR FURNISHINGS.

TO OPERATE UNDER AND CONFORM TO UNIFORM INDUSTRY STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY, ENABLING CUSTOMERS TO MAKE APPROPRIATE PRODUCT CHOICES FOR END-USE APPLICATIONS.

TO PROVIDE SUCH CIVIC, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL OR SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS PROMOTE THESE PURPOSES.

TO PROFESSIONALLY REPRESENT MEMBER FIRMS ON GOVERNMENT REGULATION ISSUES.

(ACT Member Companies)