Custom stock bags vs. Bespoke tailor-made bags

How we determine the difference…

Not sure whether your spec falls within what we call a ‘custom stock’ bag or a ‘tailor-made’ bag? Anytime you contact us about producing a branded promotional bag, there are certain questions we always ask to help us determine the answer to that… Whether you require a custom stock or bespoke tailor-made option will depend on various details such as budget, lead time and design features like the incorporation of metal hardware and leather straps, for example. You need to decide what you want your bag for and what it might look like, so that we can make recommendations and provide the most accurate quote possible.

stock bags in short…

Stock bags offer fewer options for customisation, compared to tailor-made models. However, they have their advantages, including being quicker to produce. In order to determine whether or not your needs can be achieved within the limits imposed by stock bags, we will need a certain amount of information about your design. Below you’ll find our handy guide to these basic aspects that need to be considered and find out how we go about producing a bag! Visit our dedicated page for more information on the bespoke bag options available (from custom fabrics to poppers and fastenings).

brief us about your bag

When you’re ready, fill in our bag brief template and send it to us for a quote. For advice on any aspect of your bag design, just give us a call or drop us an email!

What’s the bag for?

Is it to sell a product in? Will you use the bag as a giveaway at an exhibition? Are you a retailer and selling your promotional reusable bags? Perhaps it’s a hospitality gift, school bag or party pack?

How many do you want?

Our minimum order quantity is 100 for ‘custom stock’ and 250 for ‘tailor-made’ bags, but we can manufacture as many as you like. The more you order, the cheaper the unit price.

Design

Do you need help with design or got an idea already? We can create something from scratch for you and keep within your brand guidelines

When do you need it?

If you’re in a rush, then your options for decoration are print and embroidery which we’ll handle in our UK facility. A truly bespoke bag, then the lead time is longer and we’ll use our European or Far East facility.

Pre-production samples

We will supply a pre-production sample if your lead time allows it. This will allow you to make changes prior to full production or show your client for final approval.

Bag style and size

Is it a rucksack, promotional tote bag, drawstring bag, piece of luggage, messenger bag, or a presentation bag? Perhaps a tablet sleeve or laptop case? Whatever you’re looking for, we can help you.

Budget

It helps if you know what budget you have in mind. Not so we can spend it but so we can make recommendations about fabric weight and decoration options that sit within your budget.

Production

Once you’ve approved your quote, we will create a pre-production sample of your bag. On approval, we will launch full production to meet your required delivery date.