Mission Statement

To provide our members with technical and practical support ensuring commercial and retail customers receive
the best possible experience and quality of service in the textile care industry.

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Textile Care Federation Conference 2016

Our September Conference is the big news for the next couple of months.

All members should have received the invite email and relevant registration forms and information in their inboxes by now.

If you haven't you click the links below to access this information.

http://eepurl.com/b7wl-r  - Delegate Invitation

Please see the links below for downloads and sponsor information.

For any queries please email Deedee

Filterfab Award

Now open to all Textile Care Federation members.

The objective of the award is to recognise and reward the achievements of that individual and to further develop the career path of that individual within the laundry industry.

The winner will receive a 10 day ‘all expenses paid’ round the world trip, taking in visits to overseas laundries, manufacturers, an International Trade Show (TBA) and a visit to Filterfab’s parent company in England.

The Textile Care Federation of New Zealand has been invited to organise the nationwide selection process and is currently seeking nominations from employers for suitable candidates.

Download the application form and competition inform below, if you have any other questions please contact Deedee.

Conference 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 10:00



Golf or Boomrock – see registration form above for more details (these are late morning activities).

2.00 – 6.00pm

Trade Stand Set-Up, Registration desk open

11.00 – 4.00pm

Filterfab Award Interviews

4.30 – 6.00pm

Meet and Greet Drinks – Amora Hotel

6.30 – til late

Canape Dinner & Drinks at ROXY Cinema with Weta Workshops - Kindly sponsored by Texco




9.00 am

Conference Opening & Programme Outline – Ricky Brackfield, President

9.15 – 4.00pm

Opening Speaker with other speakers continuing on through the afternoon until 4.00
Including refreshment breaks & lunch

4.00 – 4.30pm

Presentations from 2016 Filterfab Award Contestants


“Drycleaners Wearable Arts”

An opportunity to put on your ‘Wearable Art’ glad rag creation from unclaimed and damaged items then come and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and dessert in the Amora Suites with your industry colleagues while being entertained by a special guest. During the evening the Wearable Arts Parade will be held - for those who think they have what it takes to strut the catwalk and win the award. The evening will also include the announcement of the 2016 Filterfab Award winner.

Saturday Evening

Buffet Dinner and Dessert, Amora Hotel

6.30 pm

Doors/bar open please be seated by 7.00pm

7.00 pm

Filterfab Award Winner announced – Kindly sponsored by Filterfab

7.30 pm

Dinner served
Entertainment / Wearable Arts Award Catwalk

9.00 pm

Entertainment /Music




9.00 am

Full Buffet Breakfast

10.30 – 11.45 am

Textile Care Federation 2016 Annual General Meeting

Prize draw made from all those registered for conference – winner must be present at AGM.


Conference finishes


  1. To promote, aid, foster, develop and protect the interests of the laundry and/or dry cleaning industry in New Zealand by whatsoever means the Federation considers appropriate.
  2. To secure to the trade and the Federation all the advantages of mutual support including employment relations matters.
  3. To create a feeling of unity amongst members of the industry throughout New Zealand.
  4. To support the principle of private ownership in the industry.
  5. To commit to understanding and managing environmental impacts and sustainability across our industry with the goal of continual improvement. To comply with the relevant environmental legislation and regulations.
  6. To do all other such things as may appear necessary or desirable or incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.