Cintas Partners with JW Marriott to Launch New Apparel Collection and Garment Recycling Program

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cintas
Corporation
(NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced its collaboration with JW
Marriott
, part of Marriott International, Inc., which will debut a
new collection of wardrobe essentials across 51 of the brand’s hotels
worldwide. In addition to the new collection launch, JW Marriott
properties in the U.S. will participate in a unique garment-recycling
program managed by Cintas that responsibly reuses the brand’s retired
uniform line.


“We are excited about the new wardrobe launch as it will give JW
Marriott associates the opportunity to mix and match garments that best
fit their job function, personality and style preferences,” said Mitzi
Gaskins, Vice President and Global Brand Leader of JW Marriott. “JW
Marriott’s participation in Cintas’ garment-recycling program aligns
perfectly with our commitment to sustainable practices and will help
support key eco-friendly brand-wide initiatives.”

Approximately 10,000 associates will be outfitted in the new collection,
which includes Chef Works and Design Collective by Cintas garments.
Prior to the debut, Cintas worked closely with JW Marriott to solicit
hotel associate feedback regarding wardrobe design concepts to ensure
that each piece was both functional and fashionable. Drawing inspiration
from JW Marriott’s brand color palette, the collection incorporates
neutral greys with accents of a warm blush present throughout a variety
of silhouettes including soft blouses, tailored suites and sophisticated
printed dresses.

“Prints have been the cornerstone of many apparel collections over the
last 18 months and continue to take center stage,” said Jeff Marino,
Creative Director, Cintas. “The floral print design that we created for
the crepe dress and blouse is inspired by vintage Japanese watercolor
paintings. It is the perfect representation of high fashion meets brand
vision.”

JW Marriott’s garment recycling program, which takes place through May
31, 2019, will be available across 26 JW Marriott hotels based in the
U.S. Through this sustainable program, hotels will collect the retired
uniforms in the boxes used to ship the new garments, each capable of
holding 25-30 pounds of textiles. Once received by Cintas, the uniform
provider will work with Leigh
Fibers, Inc.
, a leader in managing textile waste, to shred garments
and repurpose the remaining fibers for future use.

“Because JW Marriott associates provided insightful feedback about fit
and functionality during the design process, they really helped us
curate the best collection possible for the brand,” said Jenn
Pampenella, Global Account Manager, Cintas Corporation. “Cintas and
Marriott also worked closely to bring our shared commitment to
sustainability to the program. Our garment recycling program will allow
JW Marriott’s U.S. hotels to divert textile waste from our nation’s
already strained landfills.”

For more information about Cintas, please visit cintas.com
or call 800.UNIFORM.

For more information about JW Marriott, visit jw.marriott.com

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps over one million businesses of all types and
sizes get READY to open their doors with
confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services
that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and
employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services
including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety
products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance
training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered
in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq
Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both
the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

About JW Marriott

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and
consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around
the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured
travelers seeking The JW Treatment® – the brand’s philosophy
that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they
do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s
commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern
residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave
even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are over 80 JW
Marriott hotels in more than 25 countries and territories. Visit JW
Marriott online, and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. JW Marriott is
proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs –
Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and
Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating
under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points
toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and
seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty
portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 129
countries & territories. To enroll for free or for more information
about the programs, visit members.marriott.com.

Contacts

Jess Messenger
Senior Account Supervisor
Mulberry Marketing
Communications
jmessenger@mulberrymc.com