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Why name emblems on uniforms?

How important is a name emblem on your company uniform?  You will be surprised how a name emblem can positively impact your business, and team members.. Many of our customers think at first, "why of course Ill put my company emblem on a shirt, but hesitate when it comes to the name emblem. With high employee turn over, people coming and going, they don't see a need. How wrong they are, as you will read below.   5 reasons why you need to add name emblems to your employees’ work uniforms.   1. Professionalism: When your customers and clients can easily identify who they ... Read More

Should I Use a Towel Service or Buy My Own?

Most businesses believe it is cheaper and saves time, to buy and wash their own towels vs having a towel service.  The following is a breakdown of the cost and time involved with buying and washing your own towels. The average cost of 100 bar towels is $100, soap $ 7.75, Laundry prep - Gathering, Organizing - 30 min.   Washing and drying - 170 min,  Folding and putting away - 60 min (based on 2 loads a week).   Additionally,  you have to take the the stinky, soiled towels home, wash, count, inspect, all after work. On average you would be spending  ... Read More

5 Safe Ways Domestic Uniform Rental Services Customers during Covid -19

Domestic Uniform Rental has been ahead of the curve in product delivery and safety for years. Our Primary goal has always been the health and safety of you and your team as well as our staff.    Through this pandemic, we have continued to put our best foot forward and comply with all the local and state COVID -19 procedures and regulations.    Here our 5 ways Domestic Uniform is working to keep you and your business safe   1.Our products are washed in high heat temperatures designed to disinfect each product.   2. Computerized machines have been incorporated in our processing facilities to limit person to person ... Read More

The history of our Chicago Location

For close to 50 years, Domestic Uniform Rental has been keeping the Greater Chicagoland workforce Dressed for Success. However, the history of 4131 N Ravenswood Avenue goes back much further than that.   Union Linen Supply Company was established in Chicago in 1911. Union originated in a garage in Waukegan; and primarily serviced Racine, Kenosha, and Waukegan. However, Union utilized the train stations 2-3 times a week to service customers in Chicago. In the late 1920s, Union moved into our current location in what is now known as the Ravenswood community in Chicago. Like our facility in Detroit, what is now ... Read More

Barcoding and RFID Technology in the Textile Rental Industry

  One issue that has always come up within the textile rental industry is how we track our laundered products from the customer, back to our laundry, through the laundry, and then back to the customer. With rental uniforms, there is an added level of complexity as garments need to make it back to each individual end user within a customer.  Nothing is more frustrating for a customer in our industry than to turn an item in for laundering only to have it lost by their supplier and not returned the following week when the customer needs it for his or ... Read More

Recycled Towels?

Many people are surprised to learn the extent to which we recycle our goods and avoid sending trash to landfills.   Consider a very simple example.  All businesses have spills that need to be cleaned and surfaces that need to be wiped down.  Whether you are a restaurant or a tool and die shop, you need towels!  You have two basic choices.  The first is a laundry service like Domestic Uniform Rental that offers a re-usable towel service.  The second is to purchase disposable towels from a distributor or local store.   Every time a towel is used, it has to be ... Read More

Taking your Uniform Program to the Next Level through Embellishment

At Domestic Uniform Rental, we provide uniform solutions that allow you to “Dress for Success”.  Beyond the garments themselves, we work together with Ensign Emblem to bring your work shirts, coveralls, coats, and jackets to the next level through embellishment.   Embellishment costs far less than the uniforms themselves.  However, these additions add significant value to your brand image and identity. By placing your logo on a uniform, whether it be through direct embroidery or with artwork created on an emblem, your company can gain both brand awareness and garner a sense of cohesion and company-pride within your workforce.   Emblems make your uniform ... Read More

Not all Towels are Created Equally!

You’ve heard it proudly proclaimed: “Cotton is the fabric of our lives.” Can you imagine a world without cotton? As you read this, you are most likely wearing something woven from the fibers of the cotton plant.   Cotton as a fiber has a rich and fascinating history, dating back 7,000 years. Archaeologists in 1929 discovered fragments of cotton textiles at Mohenjo-Daro in what is now Pakistan. It was in this area, dating back to 3250 and 2750 BC, that cotton was first spun and woven into fabric. Only half a millennium ago, in an area known today as Mexico, the indigenous ... Read More

Area Protection Mats

One of the most important aspects of our business revolves around your business’ floors. At Domestic Uniform Rental, we take pride in providing top of the line floor protection products. These mats composed of Plush, High Twist, Heat Set, Nylon Yarn Pile on a 90 mil Nitrile Rubber Backing. Our mats are manufactured to retain their color, stay in place, and fit all of your business’ needs.   Our mats value to your business can be demonstrated by the acronym S.P.A.C.E.-- Safety, Protection, Appearance, Cleanliness, and Economical.     In terms of safety, Domestic’s mats are perfect for preventing slip and fall injuries in the ... Read More