Tailor-made bags – bespoke fabric options

bespoke cotton and fabric weight calculator weight calculator

Canvas and cotton material comes in a range of weights. This is measured either in GSM or OZ.Fabric roll for bags

Light weight cotton canvas material

2oz to 6oz

Mid weight Cotton Canvas material

7oz to 9oz

heavy weight Cotton canvas material

10oz upwards

Standard weight conversions

100gsm = 2.95 = 150g
140gsm = 4.13 = 210
170gsm = 5oz
185gsm = 5.5oz
271gsm = 8oz
340gsm = 10oz
407gsm = 12oz

Please check out or material weight calculator.

canvas printed bag material

What is the difference between canvas and cotton?

Canvas, a natural fabric made from cotton, is high on green credentials. It is a tough and sturdy, heavy duty fabric, well capable of withstanding the wear and tear of everyday use. Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks and other items for which sturdiness is required. The division between cotton and canvas is often by weight for simplicity, where 7oz or above is deemed as canvas. Technically, canvas yarn compared to ordinary cotton yarn is slightly rougher, and tends to have more than two yarn twisted. Commonly known as double-stranded three shares, four shares, and so on. It differs from other heavy cotton fabrics, such as denim, in being plain weave rather than twill weave. Canvas comes in two basic types: plain and duck. The threads in duck canvas are more tightly woven. The term ‘duck’ comes from the Dutch word for cloth, ‘doek’. We have a range of canvas bags available from stock. With our bespoke range, we can offer a variety of stunning manufactured canvas material, fully Pantone matched and available in different weave patterns and finishes. As we make our bespoke branded bags from scratch, we can mix and match materials for a real wow factor.

Lining fabric
Lining fabric for custom bags

fabric & non woven pp printed promotional bags

Non woven Polypropylene is a part recyclable plastic fabric used in many of our shoppers. It is a durable yet lightweight fabric with good colour retention. Non woven PP is designed to be repeatedly used over many years, after which, it can be then recycled.
Nonwoven polypropylene is a new miracle fabric. It is a recyclable plastic fabric that is often used to make promotional tote bags. Nonwoven PP is a practical fabric because it is strong and extremely lightweight, so it is convenient to carry as well as inexpensive to ship. The fabric is also comfortable and soft and is used in such applications as disposable pants and surgical masks and even disposabal underwear, due to its sterile in inate qualities it is an excellent material to be used with food stuffs and medical applications.
Nonwoven polypropylene bags promote a greener earth because they are reusable, easy to clean, recyclable, and sometimes made with recycled products such as Plastic drinks bottles.
These bags can be quickly wiped clean, and some of them are machine washable in cold water if they are drip dried.
Nonwoven PP bags are excellent and affordable promotional items because they can be made in many different colours and easily printed. We have a great range of colours avaialbe from stock.
Within our Bespoke range we are able to offer fully pantone matched NonWoven PP Fabric and custom make into any shape or use.

neoprene as a bespoke branded bag material

Neoprene is from the synthetic rubber family and it retains its shape even when it has been squeezed or compressed. You will know this material from possibly coming across it as wet suits.
It is made by trapping 1000 of tiny bubble in the material
Giving it great heat isolation properties, and is great at protecting contents from shocks and drops.
Most importantly it is padded, which makes it a perfect material for our laptop sleeves, and custom bottle coolers and protectors.


Microfibre is the finest of all fibres, finer than 1 or 1.3D (deniers). It is very durable and a great alternative material to PU for folders.


Polyester is a man made material ideal for satchels and laptop bags. It is lightweight yet strong and
durable, resistant to stretching and shrinking. The quality of polyester is measured in deniers (D). The higher the denier figure, the stronger and more durable the bag is.
Polyester is also used as a lining in some of our bespoke bags.


Polyurethane, better know as PU, is best described as imitation leather. PU is used in some of our
conference folders, it is extremely durable, is waterproof and can be easily wiped clean. The main
advantage of PU over leather is the ability to achieve the leather look without the leather price tag.
It also is available in a range of pantone matched colours, and can be both printed and embossed.


Jute is a natural material made from the fibre of the stems of the jute plant. It is 100% bio-degradable
and recyclable making it extremely eco-friendly. Jute is naturally very strong which makes it suitable for carrying weightier loads and there fore ideal for our shoppers.
We offer a range of excellent Jute bags from stock, but can offer fully customised bags from as little as 500 pieces.

leather and suede

Leather and suede are natural products, that has been used for centuries as a very adaptable material. Leather comes in a range of qualities and finishes.

We are also able to dye leather materials within our bespoke branded bag ranges.