HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT SIZE FOR YOU?
Tote bags are available in a variety of sizes. The largest item you plan on carrying in the bag can help to determine the most appropriate size of the bag for your needs. Whether that item is a notebook, computer or planner, measure the dimensions and add at least two inches of room to allow some space for closure. Now, look to the available standard bag sizes and pick one that best suits your needs.
WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR TOTE BAG SIZES?
We also have a variety of different sizes and can even customize to a preferred size if a standard one does not meet your requirements. Here are the dimensions of some of the standard sizes available on the market:
Large: The dimensions for this tote bag are around 22″W x 15″H x 8″D. This oversized bag is perfect for those who are always on the go and as a result, literally carry their entire lives in one bag. Running out of room won’t be an issue with the large size tote bag. Good as beach, pool, overnight bags.
Medium: The dimensions for this tote bag are usually 16″W x 15″H x 5″D. A more manageable size, this is perfect for casual outings. A bag this size also more easily transfers from day to night. Although you won’t be able to fit all your necessities into this bag, you will definitely be able to comfortably get through the day without weighing yourself down. Good as every day, giveaway, school, coffee bags.
Small: The dimensions for this tote bag are 12″W x 13″H x 4″D. Large enough to store a few essentials, such as a wallet, lipstick and keys, this mini tote is perfect for evenings out. Good as book, wedding, gift, school bags.
WHAT ARE THE HANDLE LENGTHS OF TOTE BAGS?
Handle length varies for each tote and can also change the look of the bag.
- Short handles :
- Standard handles:
- Long handles :
- Handles with a long detachable strap:
WHAT IS A TOTE BAG? – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TOTE BAGS
A tote is simply a large bag suitable for carrying (or toting) lots of stuff. A bag with a large opening on the top. A Tote Bags, in essence, is any bag of variable size that often lacks fasteners other than a pair of parallel handles on either side to hold the bag by. The main purpose of a tote bag is to serve as an easy carryall, especially during those busy days spent shopping or running errands. A canvas tote bag, however, is any tote bag made from the durable, fabric material woven out of cotton or linen. This material is also found on sails, tents, backpacks, and other items. Canvas is also the very same material used by artists everywhere as the base for their medium.
Our Tote bag size is customized as per customer requirements. we are selling our bags in many countries like France, Germany, UK, United state of America (USA), Europe countries, Japan, Australia, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Mexico, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, New-Zealand, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States like New York, California, Hawaii, New Jersey, Washington, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne many cities.
THE HISTORY OF THE TOTE BAG
Tote bags first came into creation in the 17th century, but the term “tote”, which means “to carry”, did not become common until the 1900s. Particularly in the United States, tote bags did not reach their height of popularity until 1944, when one of the major apparel company released their iconic Boat Bag. Interestingly enough, the purpose of this original tote was to carry ice during outings and the bag itself has remained in production with little change in product design. The Boat Bag continues to be made from a durable canvas material, which has undoubtedly withstood the test of time.
Although this company has contributed a great deal to the popularity of the tote bag, it’s the American housewives of the 1950s who greatly ushered this bag into mainstream society. Tote bags because a staple accessory in the completion of errands and chores, which then led way to the tote bag becoming a fashion statement in the 1960s. This is when designers such as Bonnie Cashin took advantage of the practical design and turned it into something elegant. The bag also hit the intellectual society when the popular New York City bookstore, The Strand, adopted and re-introduced its own version the classic tote. High-end tote bags are now commonly seen on runways across the world during every Fashion Week, which boast another level of luxury than the classic and practical cloth tote bag.
Now, in present day, these eco-friendly totes are available in a wide variety of colors and images. From subtle political expression to pop culture symbols, literally anything can be printed on these bags. The flexible material also makes it possible to customize to suit your personal sense of fashion and needs.
WHAT IS TOTE BAG MADE OF?
A tote is often made of cotton or linen, although hemp has also been a popular material historically. Many people confuse canvas itself to be a material, although the term actually refers to the style of the fabric’s weave and not the material of the fabric. For example, a tighter weave is called duck canvas. When it comes to the actual fabric materials, cotton is derived from the cotton plant. Another popular material is linen, which is derived from the flax plant. Hemp, which is not so common anymore, is derived from the cannabis plant.
Canvas fabrics have historically been used for sails, tents and painting. With a simple waterproof coating treatment, this fabric becomes impermeable in rain or shine. Canvas material is also exceptionally good for Custom Tote Bags due to its flexibility. The material is lightweight and holds the ink from prints well without bleeding or flaking of the design.
Canvas materials are sourced from the environment naturally, making these materials the perfect choice for those who are environmentally conscience. The reusable nature of canvas tote bags further supports the ecosystem by reducing the production of wastes.
HOW LONG DO TOTE BAGS LAST?
Although the lifespan of a tote bag typically depends on the material, weight and use of the bag, the heavier duty ones tend to last at least a year of heavy use if not longer with light use. Canvas or Jute tote bags are also longer lasting than other alternatives like non-woven or polyester.
WHAT IS JUTE?
Jute is also known as Burlap or Hessian in North America. It is a rain fed crop that producers Jute fibers just like cotton. Jute fabric is used in Packing, Furniture making, Carpet Backing and other Industrial products. Jute is very popular for fashion products also. Jute fabric is used for making Tote bags, fashion accessories, Crafts and also becoming popular for wearable clothing.
Organic cotton must be grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
HOW IS DIFFERENT FROM COTTON?
Other than how jute fabrics feel and look differently from Cotton Fabric there are three main differences:
How Jute is grown: Jute plant is a rain fed crop. It is not prone to pests and does not require much fertilizers. So unlike cotton Jute does not need any insecticide, pesticide and fertilizers. In fact most farmers plant Jute as a crop in between their main cash crop cycles because Jute plan helps the soil regain its nutrients.
· How Jute fibers are processed: Cotton fiber staples are very small in their natural form. So to make the long threads out of cotton staples, they need to go through the chemical bleaching process. Jute staples are very long in their natural form when they are harvested from the Jute Plant. So they don’t need any Chemical Bleaching. And are ready for weaving them into a Jute Fabric without the need of any kind of chemical treatment.
· How Jute Fabric is dyed: Jute fabric is very easy to dye. The chemicals dyes used in the process are minimal. Again, the most popular Jute colour is its natural colour, which does not require any kind of dying itself.
IS JUTE FABRIC ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY?
Jute Fabric requires minimal chemical usage from the growth to the processing of the Jute fabric. It has the least environmental impact on the ecosystem of the place it is grown. This makes Jute one of the most eco friendly natural fibers in the world today. It is a 100% bio degradable fabric. This makes it a popular choice for Sustainable Fashion products. In fact Jute is the most Sustainable Fashion Fabric in the market today.
WHAT KIND JUTE FABRIC WE USED?
We are committed to providing its customers the best in the class Jute Fabric. The Jute fabric we use is a high quality Jute fabric that is specially made for fashion products. As compared to many cheap bag makers we only use the High Quality Golden Colour Fibers. And the 14/15 strand Jute Fabric. The golden fibers greatly enhance the look and feel of the fabric. The Jute fabric used for industrial packaging has a dull colour and cheaper. But for natural colour Tote Bags the fabric does look cheap.
The Fabric we use is specially made for the Fashion products on German Loom Machines. Also, the 14/15 stands make the fabric last longer and retain its new looks. And the Screen Printing also holds well for a very long period of usage.
WHAT ARE THE POPULAR WEIGHTS OF CANVAS MATERIAL THAT IS USED IN CANVAS TOTE BAGS?
Canvas material is available in 4 oz, 5 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz, 16 oz and 24 oz weights. The popular weights of the canvas material out of those options are the 5 oz for lower quality bags (also known as Cotton totes or Cotton sheeting totes) and 12 oz for durable Canvas Tote Bags. The heavier weights are reserved for fashion tote bags.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 5 OZ, 6 OZ, 10 OZ, 12 OZ CANVAS MATERIAL?
The differences in weights account for differences in the canvas material. The 5 oz material is thin but also the most popular option for cheap bags, such as those used for grocery shopping in order to prevent the wastage of plastic bags. The 6 oz material is indistinguishable from the 5 oz, so it is often better to opt for the cheaper 5 oz material if deciding between the two.
The 10 oz canvas material is reserved for high quality tote bags that are durable and last several years of use. This material looks even better with age, as it washes and wears well. The 12 oz canvas material is heavy duty and used to make more refined looking bags, encroaching into fashion beyond practicality and simplicity.
WHAT IS GSM FOR TOTE BAG AND HOW IS GSM CALCULATED?
GSM means grams per meter squared. A gram is a unit of weight. A thousand grams equals one kilogram. Basically, it is another term to determine the weight of the fabric when the material ends up being a blend of two or more fabrics. The higher the GSM, the heavier the weight of the fabric.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANVAS AND COTTON TOTE BAG?
Canvas can be made from cotton through a special weaving process. Although canvas can be made from other materials, including cotton, the build tends to be sturdier than a plain cotton bag.
The advantages of a plain Cotton Tote Bags include the positive environmental impact due to its reusability. They also tend to be cheaper but serve multiple purposes, from errands to shopping. Another benefit of cotton material is the fact that it retains heat transfer, iron and screen-printing extremely well. Cotton itself is heat resistant up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The material is also easily penetrable by a needle, serving as an adequate canvas for threadwork and embroidery. Cotton bags also tend to be lightweight, between 4 oz and 6 oz. However, this also means that cotton tote bags aren’t as durable and should be handled with care.
Canvas Tote Bags are heavier duty than cotton tote bags due to the intricate weaving process used during manufacturing. As a result, canvas tote bags can carry heavier items for long periods of time without worry of the bag ripping or giving out during an errand or day out. Even on canvas material, iron on logos, screen printed designs and heat transfer applications work well with little effort. Due to their sturdy nature, canvas tote bags tend to be heavier, weighting between 8 oz and 24 oz. Most popular canvas weights are 10 oz and 12 oz.
Although both types of tote bags have their advantages and disadvantages, the perfect type of tote bag for you depends on what you plan on using the tote bag for. Cotton tote bags work well temporarily for light use. However, canvas tote bags are more durable and can withstand continuous wear and tear, accounting for why these bags tend to last longer.
ARE TOTE BAGS WATERPROOF?
Although many store-bought tote bags will come waterproofed, many DIY projects and cheaper bags will not have a waterproof coating over them. The advantages of waterproof tote bags are limitless and worth paying for if you’re debating between the two. After all, a bag that is weather resistant will protect your belongings from water damage. An easy way that you can waterproof your drawstring tote bag is with wax.
ARE CANVAS TOTE BAGS ECO FRIENDLY?
Canvas tote bags are renowned for being good for the environment due to the material of the fabric being from renewable resources. The bags themselves are biodegradable when it does come time to part with them. The most eco friendly aspect of the bag stems from its reusability, which saves individuals from the use of harmful plastic bags that collect at the bottom of dumps every year.
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