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This section contains information about associations related to various textile services. These include services required by all- textile manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers etc. A brief profile explaining the aims and functions of associations along with its contact address, telephone and fax numbers website address etc. have also been provided.


The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI)

Profile : The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) is a premier international trade association for garment care professionals since 1883, representing over 10,000 retail dry cleaning facilities in the US alone. By means of legislative & regulatory policy development, education, professional training and certification, information, garment analysis, research, and textile testing, it offers solutions to help member firms for strengthening their businesses. Its publications include Fabricare magazine, and Fabricare Resources Journal. In its fabricare testing center, the manufacturers can evaluate apparel, fabrics and products. It also has a Quality Control Laboratory to test quality standards and controls. It also grants Research Fellowships for evaluations of quality and performance of fabricare products.

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Contact Address : The Fabricare Foundation' 4205 Hillsboro Rd., Suite 317, Nashville, TN 37215 -      techline@ifi.org
  (800) 617-0098 -
  (615) 297-5852

The National Cleaners Association (NCA)

Profile : The National Cleaners Association (NCA) is a professional trade association engaged in education, research, and information distribution related to garment and household fabric care. It provides customized services, educational opportunities and authoritative publications for both, its members and the consumers. Its publications include a consumer newsletter, membership magazine, regional bulletins and special industry reports.

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Contact Address : 252, West 29th Street, NYC NY 10001 1.800.888.1622      simon@nca-i.com
 (212) 967-3002

Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA)

Profile : IRMA, the statewide professional retail organizations in the United States represents more than 23,000 stores of all sizes and merchandise lines. It serves as the voice of retailing and the business community in state government. It helps small and large companies to get the best service at the lowest cost. It also publishes monthly, weekly, and technical publications to give retailers information about State and local laws, regulations and critical issues directly impacting their businesses.

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Contact Address : IRMA - Chicago 19 South LaSalle Street Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60603      info@irma.org


Profile : SEAMS is a National Association for the Sewn Products Industry. Its member companies represent all the segments of the complete supply chain and offer networking, contract sourcing, exposure, consultation services, professional education & training, and placement for management & key personnel jobs. it also offers special insurance packages, workers' comp coverage, web hosting & design, transportation & logistics, business supplies, marketing & consulting. It is a sourcing destination which provides anything that is needed to produce a sewn product.

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Contact Address : 4921-C Broad River Rd. Columbia, SC 29212    (803) 772-5861
 (803) 731-7709

Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA)

Profile : SPESA is an industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry including apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, and industrial textiles. The suppliers may be manufacturing and distributing machinery, equipment, and related parts & supplies, systems, technology, supply chain solutions, or other products & services used for producing sewn products. It gives voice to its members, provides forum for sharing industry-specific and general business information & social interaction and also promotes and showcases their products and services.

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Contact Address : 9650 Strickland Road Suite 103-324 Raleigh, North Carolina 27615 USA      info@spesa.org
  +01 (919) 872-8909
  +01 (919) 872-1915


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