May 27, 2020  
 
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Interested in textile repair franchises? Smart move. We discuss things to consider before buying textile repair franchises, and we highlight a few textile repair franchises that we think are interesting.

Fabric covers nearly everything we use in our daily lives. It takes the wear and tear of our everyday activities, creating a need for periodic cleaning and repair.
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The business world has been happy to respond to this need through businesses specializing in textile repair, restoration, and cleaning, as well as franchise opportunities that make it easy for new business owners to enter the industry.

Textile repair businesses provide services to a wide range of customers. Some textile repair businesses focus on the automotive sector of the market while others provide services for commercial or residential clients. In addition to fabric, it's also not unusual for these businesses to provide repair and cleaning services for coverings such as leather, vinyl, velour, and plastic.

There aren't a huge number of franchisors offering opportunities in textile repair and restoration. However, some franchisors have made names for themselves in the industry. Creative Colors International began in 1981 with a focus on dyeing, repairing, and restoring leather, fabric and vinyl, plastics, and fiberglass. Working in mobile units, Creative Colors' stores service auto markets, auctions, body shops, rental cars, insurance markets, the airline industry, and the furniture industry.

Color-Glo International is another industry franchisor. Like Creative Colors, Color-Glo provides repair and restoration services for a range of coverings. However unlike Creative Colors, Color-Glo markets its services primarily to the auto industry, working with dealers of both new and used cars.

Creative Colors and Color-Glo are just two examples of franchising in the textile repair industry. To locate other franchising and business opportunities in this industry, you'll need to conduct a thorough internet search and actively seek out information at franchise fairs or other events designed for individuals interested in franchise ownership.

Points to Consider

  • Textile repair and restoration requires a certain amount of expertise to be done effectively. Make sure your franchisor is willing to provide an appropriate level of training for both you and your employees.
  • When it comes to textile repair, your reputation is only as good as your ability to get the job done right the first time. Avoid the temptation to spread your employees so thin that their quality of work suffers. Taking on an excessive workload may be profitable in the short-term, but it could have devastating results on your franchise's long-term success.

Franchise Opportunities

  • Creative Colors International. Creative Colors provides textile repair and restoration services to a broad range of clients. They currently have 64 locations, primarily in the U.S.
  • Color-Glo International. Color-Glo specializes in textile repair and restoration for clients in the auto industry. At the present time, they report 117 franchises in North America and nearly 100 more in foreign locations.

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