Fabric is fabric, right? Hardly! When choosing a tote bag, backpack, or shopping tote, your fabric choice affects the look and feel of your bag, and also the price. One of our top manufacturers has just published a handy guide to commonly-used materials for promotional bags. On their blog, they write:
1) Non-woven — is a fabric-like material made from long fibers, bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat or solvent treatment. Often, non-woven materials include a certain percentage of recycled fabrics. And some non-wovens can then also be recycled after use. Non-woven fabrics are engineered specifically for specific functions including, absorbancy, liquid repellence, resiliance, stretch, cushioning, etc.
2) Polyester — a synthetic, durable fabric (often also blended in with other fibers). While synthetic cloth is in general perceived as having a less natural feel compared to fabrics woven from natural fibers (such as cotton and wool), there are advantages. Improved wrinkle resistance, durability and color retention are benefits of synthetic fabrics. Polyester fibers can also create materials with superior water, wind and environmental resistance compared to plant-derived fibers.
3) Nylon — silky-smooth, highly resiliant material, originally intended to be a synthetic replacement for silk. It often lines a high-end bag, but can have many other applications such as roping and seatbelts.
Check out the rest of this handy info from Norwood, and remember that at Gorilla Marketing, you’ll get End-Quantity Pricing on Norwood bags of any material.