Crocking refers to the transfer of dye from the surface of a dyed fabric onto another surface by rubbing. Dye crocking is the result of color loss by mechanical actions such as friction or abrasion. Bleeding occurs when dyes are not colorfast and colors rub off onto other materials, usually socks or clothing. The presence of any of these issues in a shipment of footwear often indicates that the manufacturer used inferior materials or did not implement sufficient quality control measures.
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If you’re a high-volume footwear importer, distributor or retailer, a shipment of shoes with crocking or color bleeding can have devastating consequences for your business. Consumers will surely notice the issue, which will mean a quick return to the rack, shelf or bin. And if the problem affects an entire shipment, it could cost your company thousands of dollars in lost sales and unrealized profits.
QCI offers a reliable solution for crocking and color bleed. As the leading national footwear rework company in the U.S., we have had success correcting many of these issues throughout the years. We work with industry-leading chemists to develop anti-crock treatments and processes. We have the equipment and know-how to solve most problems.
If you receive a shipment of shoes with crocking or color bleed issues, you’ll probably want to send the footwear back to the manufacturer for repairs. If you bought them overseas, you might have to wait several weeks or months — and miss many sales in the meantime. When you factor in the high shipping costs, your business’s bottom line can take quite a hit.
QCI has convenient facilities on the East and West Coast, which means we can complete your shoe crocking or shoe color bleed correction project faster and without the excessive shipping expenses. And thanks to our low unit costs, we can typically offer a more affordable service than most single location product rework companies.
We’ll handle all of our crocking and color bleed projects discreetly and confidentially to help you avoid any embarrassment. You’ll find that we take your business’s reputation and image as seriously as you do.
By requesting a no-obligation project analysis, you’ll get all the information you need to make an educated business decision. Fill out and submit the required details on our contact form, and send us some samples of your shoes. We’ll respond promptly with a comprehensive assessment and a cost estimate for your project.