DLI: The Premier Association for Drycleaners

DrycleanersThe Drycleaning & Laundry Institute(DLI) has been the premier international trade association for garment care professionals since 1883. Representing over ten thousand retail drycleaners in the United States alone, DLI is the world's leading professional garment care organization. DLI's balanced representation of cleaning entities, both large and small, makes it the industry voice.

Through legislative & regulatory policy development, education, professional training, information, garment analysis, research, and textile testing, DLI offers solutions to help member businesses remain on the competitive edge.

Member Services for Drycleaners

DLI's Government Relations program represents member interests at the Federal Trade Commission, EPA, OSHA, NIOSH, and on Capitol Hill. Member drycleaners benefit from educational events like field and in-plant training seminars, and the biennial Clean Show. Other benefits include professional Certification programs for drycleaning, wetcleaning and the environment, as well as Fabricare magazine, Fabricare Resources Journal, publications delivering the latest in cleaning technology and business management. Members also have exclusive access to the garment analysis service at DLI. The International Textile Analysis Laboratory (ITAL) provides unbiased, analysis reports to determine cause of stained or damaged garments in the cleaning process.

Research and Textile Testing Services

State-of-the-art, technical service laboratories establish DLI as the foremost authority on cleaning performance and care label development for today's fashions. Within DLI's comprehensive fabricare testing center, apparel, textile & product manufacturers can evaluate apparel and fabrics under Areal world conditions using the latest cleaning technology-Bperc, petroleum, wetcleaning, commercial laundering/washing, and alternative technologies.

DLI's Quality Control Laboratory provides protocols for drycleaning systems as well as laundering operations to test quality standards and controls and achieve the highest level of efficiency. DLI Research Fellowships allow equipment, garment and chemical manufacturers to conduct extensive, objective evaluations of quality and performance of fabricare products.


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