03/30/2016

Marriott and Made in the USA

Georgia is home to more than 9400 manufacturing facilities. So the term “Made in the USA” is not a stranger to us. But anytime we see collaborative efforts that help local companies and global brands we love to tell you about it.

In a first for the U.S. hospitality industry, Marriott International will provide “Made in USA” towels and bath mats in every guest bathroom in nearly 3,000 U.S. hotels. Buying “Made in USA” towels and bath mats benefits U.S. manufacturing communities such as Thomaston, Georgia where manufacturing company Standard Textile is producing them with 100 percent cotton fiber grown in the U.S.

Overall, this commitment will mean the annual production of 2.6 million bath towels and 4.9 million hand towels – the equivalent of as much as 5.6 million pounds of textiles. If laid end-to-end, the textiles Marriott will purchase in one year would stretch more than 4,300 miles. The commitment to manufacture these textiles in the U.S., also reduces greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating more than 300 ocean going container shipments annually.

Marriott’s “Made in USA” commitment with Standard Textile expands the two companies’ long-standing relationship. Last year, Marriott recognized Standard Textile’s commitment to continuous collaboration, innovative new products and superior service by giving the company its 2015 Americas Recognition Award.

Learn more about Georgia’s manufacturing industry:

Georgia.org/Manufacturing

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