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 Rafiq Hangaard
Industry consultant, BVT
(+45) 5218 5990 (Mobile)
Danske Vaskerier – BVT

Daniel Kärrholt
CEO Sveriges Tvätteriförbund
(+46) 705 11 36 85

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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

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