How To Choose Reusable Bags: Woven vs Nonwoven Tote

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How To Choose Reusable Bags: Woven vs Nonwoven Tote

How To Choose Custom Reusable Shopping Bags Fabric

Woven vs Nonwoven Tote

For everyone who at least once tried to order custom reusable shopping bags, a question “How to choose reusable shopping bags among so many options available?” was the most important. There are so many factors to consider such as price, durability, ability to carry heavy weight, imprint area and overall attracting look of the reusable shopping bags. The most popular fabrics for custom reusable shopping bags usually are non woven bags or woven bags. But it is clear that not many people know the difference between these materials. So, we decided to compare for you woven and non woven fabrics and highlight the main areas you need to understand about each of them.

The Process of Production

Woven fabric has been woven by individual threads running together in perpendicular to each other (these threads are creating a pattern called warp and weft) until it comes to one large piece of cloth. Non woven material is done by mechanical, chemical or thermal processing (such as applying heat). Although, the process of production is different for fabrics, they do have something in common – texture that looks so good with bright colors. However, if you are planning to print picture with lots of details on the non woven fabric bags, you should be aware that your picture may look slightly different on the non woven fabric bags because of this texture.


Because of fabric structure, woven cloth offers greater flexibility compared to non-woven material. Woven bags are relatively more durable, able to retain its shape and suitable for machine washing. Nonwoven bags are less durable, and unfortunately, do not retain the same attractive look after being laundered.

Ability to Carry Weight

Both woven and non-woven bags can bear substantial weight, making them suitable for carrying items such as books and groceries. Woven fabric, however, is a bit stronger. Unless you plan on carrying something exceptionally heavy in your reusable shopping bags, this difference is usually inconsequential.

Economic Value

Woven bags are more expensive than non woven bags, making non woven bags a more affordable choice, especially for business promotional goals.

These distinctions are vital in helping you make an informed decision for your business needs. If you still have questions about reusable shopping bags, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further information.

ADD Printing & Packaging offers an extensive range of non-woven bags, including non woven t-shirt bags, non woven shopping bags, non woven tote bags, and more. Perfect for shopping, trade shows, giveaways, and promotional events, these non-woven bags are not only practical but also trendy, appealing to your most discerning customers.

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