Being one of the top products in promotional industry, a custom tote bag can become a perfect, memorable, and yet inexpensive way to promote your brand. ODM have decided to go deep into details and provide you with professional information, which will definitely be useful for your next promotion.
Promotional Tote Bag: What Material to Choose?
Recyclable PP Non-woven Tote Bag
Non-woven PP or polypropylene tote bags are among the most popular bags on the market today, since they are cheap, strong and extremely lightweight. Recyclable PP Non-woven fabric is the new miracle material, it is environmentally-friendly and extremely practical, convenient to carry as well as inexpensive to ship. The fabric is also comfortable and soft and is commonly used to make surgical masks and gowns.
You can see these bags everywhere: in bookstores, universities, trade malls, groceries and markets. Look at this excellent promotion for wine industry: carry easily 4 bottles in one branded tote bag!
Non-woven polypropylene bags promote a greener earth because they are reusable, easy to clean, recyclable, and sometimes made with recycled products. Most nonwoven polypropylene bags are also made of 5-type recyclable plastic.
600D Oxford Fabric Shopping Bag
The synthetic oxford fabric has become increasingly popular in all the world due to the multi-purpose use. Basket type of weaving provides good durability and breathable properties. It is a very durable fabric which has good elastic, abrasion and chemical agents resistance characteristics. Oxford fabric with polyurethane coating guarantees high waterproof characteristics of fabric and prevents accumulation of dirt between fibers.
The density of Oxford is determined by the thread thickness which is stated in DEN (denier), the bigger D number – the thicker thread is in Oxford, therefore the texture of this fabric is more apparent.
Canvas Tote Bag
Canvas fabric is a weighty, plain-but-strong woven 100% cotton fabric.
There are two basic types of canvas. The first type of canvas is the plain canvas and the second type is called duck canvas. Duck canvas is a more tightly woven type of canvas than plain canvas. Despite the name, it has nothing to do with birds. The term “duck” comes from the Dutch word doek, which refers to a linen canvas once used for sailors’ white trousers and outerwear.
Canvas is different from other heavy cotton fabrics because it is made using a plain weave instead of a twill weave, which is how denim is made.
Sturdy, natural and easily cared for, canvas is ideal for projects requiring a rugged material, flat pattern applications such as outdoor cushions, and, of course bags: shoe bags, book bags, duffle bags, totes. Embellish them with paint or other accents for an enhanced visual appeal!
Canvas tote bags have grown in popularity over the years due to a growing trend in people wishing to be more eco-friendly.
Cotton Tote Bag
Tote bags featuring a natural cotton fabric and nylon or cotton web handles are great for craft projects. Can be customised with craft paints for a reusable gift bag. Cotton material is not as heavy-weight as canvas, but heavier than polypropylene, yet, all three are very environmentally-friendly.
Thin cotton material is not as durable as canvas or polypropylene, but the benefits are that it is really cheap and affordable.
Polyester tote bags are easily portable shopping bags made from a very thin but durable fabric. The bag is about the same size as a usual disposable plastic bag used in supermarkets, but with the opportunity to be re-used, it becomes less eco-unfriendly. The manufacturing of the polyester material for one bag creates 89 grams of greenhouse gas emissions, which compares to the manufacture of just seven disposable plastic shopping bags.
Durable polyester tote bags are guaranteed to last years of usage, are more wrinkle resistant, easily to fold in twice and even 3-4 times, and just all-round awesome for a variety of uses.
PVC material is 100% leak safe and water proof, and bags made with this material are extensively in demand since they represent a perfect packaging. Excellent option for cosmetics industry! The usual sickness of material is 0.5MM and customised silk printing logo is available. Easily-recognizable green laminated bags by Harrods, the world’s most famous luxury department store, are made from PVC.
Perfect to represent any high-end fashion brand of apparel, for example Desigual, a Spanish casual clothing brand, noted for its patchwork designs, intense prints, innovative graffiti art, and asymmetrical designs. Only PVC shopping bag can bare such flamboyant splashes of colours!
The last but not the least, the classic promotional paper bag, perfect for apparel stores, jewellery industry promotion, confectionery packaging. Can be manufactured from food safe material for alimentary products industry. The logo of the company can be silk printed on the bag.
Paper shopping bags, brown paper bags, grocery bags, paper bread bags and other light duty bags have a single layer of paper. They are not waterproof, however paper bag can be laminated, what protects the outside surface to some degree.
In general, if tote bag is of great quality, it can be considered to be offered as a gift with purchase – we suggest you the latest edition to our product portfolio: this incredibly stylish, premium quality and impeccably brand able Conference Tote Bag.