The Village Dry Cleaners - Meet The
Proprietor of The Village Dry
Cleaners, David Ellis, is passionate about his work, with over 15years experience teaching Dry Cleaning, Laundry
and Textiles David undertook Textile Technology at the Strathfiled School of Textiles followed later by both the
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Certficates.
David eventually became head
teacher of textiles at Strathfield TAFE before moving to the Sydney Institute of Technology TAFE NSW in
With a thorough knowledge of
textiles and dry cleaning operations David, together with his wife Diane, took the opportunity in 2000 to purchase
the St Mary's location of the Village Dry Cleaners.
Eighteen months in 2002 they
established the Penrith shop at the old Jet 60 location on Castlereagh St which had been closed for eighteen
With the help of his son Andrew,
who was on work experience, David transformed the premises in only one month into what we see
The Village Dry Cleaners Penrith,
opened in September 2002 and has been run full time by Andrew since 2003.
Following his fathers passion,
Andrew has completed Certificate II and III in Dry Cleaning Operations at Ultimo TAFE and has also undertaken a
course in spotting, pressing, and finishing techniques. He is currently undertaking Certificate IV in Business
The Village Dry Cleaners is a
boutique style dry cleaner with a wide range of skills and expertise, which set them apart from their
With the combination of commercial
and corporate dry cleaning, as well as preservation and restoration work, David claims:"If we can't clean it, then
it can't be cleaned!"
The Village Dry Cleaners pride
themselves on their personal, professional and expert service offeringa wide range of services from typical dry
cleaning to repairs and alterations which include measure, take up, trim, hem and repairs.
The Village Dry Cleaners go the
"extra mile" for their customers. No job is too small.
If you have a cleaning you need discuss it with David or Andrew as they are only to happy to assist wherever
Remember their motto... "Your
Fashion - Our Passion"