Why Do Colour Bleed?

Why do colour bleed?

  • Poor quality dye.
  • Incorrect dying technique.
  • Incorrect dye used for the type of fabric (Not all dyes work on all kind of fabrics).
  • An excess amount of dye left in the product because the items was not properly rinsed out during the dying process.
  • The manufacturer has not used the fixture to bind the dye to the fabric.
  • The fixer has washed out of the fabric due to prolonged hot washing and so is no longer holding the dye to the fibres
  • Wear and tear: friction between fabrics that can micro-breakages in the fibres and lead to release of the dye.
  • Bleaching, which can be caused by the fabric’s exposure to bleaching products, heat, and/or sun.


What are the colours that normally bleeding?

  • Black
  • Blue/ Navy blue
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Yellow (Sometimes)


What Types of fibres that may bleed?

  • Cotton
  • Linen (Depends on the dye quality)
  • Silk