The process of designing and ordering custom tote bags

Businesses in all sectors are trying to do what they can to cut their carbon emissions and focus on becoming more sustainable. The introduction of reusable bags is eliminating the need for single-use plastic bags, which have a detrimental impact on the environment, and our planet. These bags are a great way to not only reduce your carbon footprint but to promote your business by designing a bag in a way that represents your company. You can choose from twisted-handle paper bags that are biodegradable, cotton tote bags, or jute bags – whichever suits your company best. Read on as we take a look at some of the elements that make up the process of designing and ordering your perfect custom tote bags.


Choose your material

When beginning the process of creating your custom tote bags for your company, one of the first factors you’ll need to think about is the material you’re going to use. There are various options when it comes to choosing a material that would be best, here are a few of the most popular:

Cotton: Cotton tote bags are incredibly popular, but if you’re trying to be more sustainable, there are a few things to think about, one of the most notable being that organic cotton is free from nasty chemicals, meaning it’s more sustainable and eco-friendlier than raw cotton which often requires chemicals to manufacture it.

Jute: Also known as hessian or burlap, jute is a strong, durable material that can be used to carry heavy shopping. It’s an all-natural fibre so is biodegradable and a renewable resource.

Hemp: This is another natural product that is derived from plant fibres. Hemp is strong, and durable, which makes it a great choice for a custom tote bag. Whilst it can be expensive, it makes for a robust reusable bag.

Choose your style

There are a few different styles of tote bags that you can choose from, and it’s important that you choose the right one to suit your company and your products. Some of the most popular styles include the standard tote bag which is rectangular in shape and comes with long handles, making it easier to carry. Some styles are gusseted, which means they can fit more inside and fold back up easily when you’re not using them. You can also choose long or short handles to add to your tote bag depending on the style you’re hoping to achieve. Each bag creates a different look, so make sure you choose a style your customers will love, that is also functional.


Design a logo

Branding your tote bags is important. Not only does it make them stand out to your customer so that they’ll want to use them each day, but it’s also a great way of spreading the word about your business. Your tote bag should feature your logo front and centre so that people can recognise the product at a glance. As well as your logo, you should also choose a bag in a colour that reflects your brand and business as new business trends suggest. If you already have a logo, think about how you could style it with a bold-coloured bag – think about the contrast to create a perfectly functional but attractive reusable bag.

How many do you need?

The final stage of designing your bag is choosing how many you need. Usually, companies will offer discounts on bulk orders, but this is not the only thing to consider. If you’re introducing custom tote bags to be more environmentally friendly, think about how you can cut your carbon emissions when it comes to delivery. Ordering your new bags in bulk means you can cut down on delivery emissions and produce less harmful gas than you would if you ordered a few bags at a time.

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