Material Guide

Use the material guide below as a way to help you confirm or decide on your preferred bag material ahead of placing your CUSTOM bag ENQUIRY.  

Oxford

Oxford is a classic casual fabric, soft, relaxed and durable. Oxford is woven from a heavier yarn than is used in a poplin giving a soft yet strong fabric which is extremely hard wearing.

Nylon

A tough, lightweight, elastic synthetic polymer with a protein-like chemical structure, able to be produced as filaments, sheets, or moulded objects

Nylon is a strong, flexible artificial fibre.

Nylon fibres have a long history when it comes to synthetic fibres. They are used for a variety of uses from clothing, to bags to home furnishings and industrial uses.

Polyester

A synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by ester groups, used chiefly to make synthetic textile fibres.

Polyester fabrics and fibres are extremely strong. It is resistant to stretching, shrinking and wrinkling.

Polyester is hydrophobic in nature and quick drying. It retains its shape and hence is good for making outdoor clothing and accessories.

It is easily washed and dried.

Canvas

Canvas is an extremely durable plain-woven fabric used for making bags, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required. It is also popularly used by artists as a painting surface, typically stretched across a wooden frame. ... Canvas comes in two basic types: plain and duck.

One of the most common types of canvas fabric is made out of cotton

Cotton

A soft white fibrous substance which surrounds the seeds of the cotton plant and is made into textile fibre and thread for sewing.

Cotton fabrics can be silky or rough, smooth or textured, thick or sheer, indestructible or luxurious, making them a great choice for items such as bags, home furnishings and clothing.

Linen Flax

Linen is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant.

Linen is a very durable fibre and has many benefits over cotton.

-          Linen is 30% stronger than cotton
-          Has a high moisture absorbency
-          Hypo-allergenic
-          Highly breathable
-          Structurally sound fibre so products keep their shape
-          Environmentally friendly

Plaid Cotton

Plaid is a pattern created by bars and stripes of color that cross at right angles, or a piece of fabric with this pattern on it.

Non Woven

Non-woven fabric is a fabric-like material made from staple fibre (short) and long fibres (continuous long), bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat or solvent treatment. The term is used in the textile manufacturing industry to denote fabrics, such as felt, which are neither woven nor knitted.

Straw

single stalk or stem, especially of certain species of grain, chiefly wheat, rye, oats, and barley.

In terms of Material, fibres, etc., stalks are used for making hats, bags or baskets

Leather & PU Leather

A material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process

PU (Polyurethane) Synthetic Leather is a man made material that will represent the look and feel of Genuine Leather but in fact is not. This PU material is less durable but considerably cheaper in cost.

Neoprene

A synthetic polymer resembling rubber, resistant to oil, heat, and weathering.

Neoprene is used in products that are designed to be both flexible and durable. It comes in several foam styles and densities.

Not only is neoprene great for aquatics because of its waterproof properties but also because of insulation against the cold

EVA -Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

EVA is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. It's an extremely elastic material that can be sintered to form a porous material similar to rubber, yet with excellent toughness.

The material is commonly used to manufacture flip-flops as it is soft without being sponge like.

EVA looks and feels an a lot like PVC. EVA is a type of plastic that does not require a plasticizer and is BPA-free, so it is considered to be a safer alternative material.

PVC - Poly Vinyl Chloride

polyvinyl chloride; a synthetic thermoplastic material made by polymerizing vinyl chloride. The flexible forms are used in hosepipes, insulation, bags,shoes, garments, etc

Jute

A rough fibre made from the stems of a tropical Old World plant, used for making twine and rope or woven into sacking or matting.

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads...

Satin

A smooth, glossy fabric, usually of silk, produced by a weave in which the threads of the warp are caught and looped by the weft only at certain intervals.

Cloth that has a smooth, shiny surface.

Felt

A kind of cloth made by rolling and pressing wool or another suitable textile accompanied by the application of moisture or heat, which causes the constituent fibres to mat together to create a smooth surface.

Felt is a non woven textile. Felt has a long history and is the oldest form of cloth known. Felt has been used in many cultures as a material for clothing, footwear, rugs and even tents.

Paper - Kraft

Strong paper, usually brown, used for wrapping purposes and to make brown paper bags.

Made from wood pulp by a modified sulfate process.

Normally brown, kraft paper can be bleached to tan or white. 

Paper - Paper Board

Paperboard is a thick paper-based material. While there is no rigid differentiation between paper and paperboard, paperboard is generally thicker (usually over 0.25 mm) than paper.

Paper - Ivory Board

Regarded as the traditional name for the best quality stiff white uncoated card

A highly finished paperboard is coated on both sides