Bag fabric for custom bags
Bag fabric options are cotton, canvas and jute in a variety of weights as standard or stock. There are many fabric types available and we can make a bag in a fabric you supply or we can source it for you. We’ve made thousands of bags in so many different material, it is hard to list them all. Some to consider are jute, felt, PVC jelly or PU leather, which looks just like leather but is plastic. You might like a leather bag or you might want to contrast leather with canvas.
Choosing a bag fabric
The choice of fabric ultimately lies with the purpose of your bag. What will it be used for? Does it need to be wipe clean on the inside? Do you want your bag to be reversible or should it be hard-wearing and endure multiple washes? Is your bag to carry something heavy? The bag material should be durable and heavy weight. Does the bag need to fold up? The fabric should be light and unfold neatly. Is it to carry food and need to be cold or warm? Thermal fabric for a bag is essential.
Types of bag fabric
Jute bags are universally recognised as an environmentally sound choice because the fibre is low maintenance when growing and is biodegradable. Organic cotton is another great choice for the environment and is unbleached and kinder to your green credentials. Cotton and canvas are great for printing detail and for embroidery. As is jute and denim. If you’re looking for a really different look, we can also print on PVC, PU leather and real leather.
Up to 40% of cotton grown is wasted between harvesting and manufacture. Fabric made from this waste cotton, we call recycled cotton. We are pleased to offer this greener option and it looks great, even against some of the fancier fabrics.
Material colour for bag
Once you’ve chosen your fabric, it can be dyed to suit your specification. There are many ways to dye a fabric and various ways to seal the dye. It is also possible to print the fabric so it has a pattern all over this is called edge to edge printing.