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Printed tote bags: long-life promotion

Printed tote bags made from a variety of materials, are today an ever present. And it is little wonder that they are so popular. Their usability and convenience offers long-life promotion of your brand. These shopping bags are made from natural materials such as cotton, canvas and jute and man-made such as non-woven PP and laminated recycled PET.

Printed tote bags made from rPET
Laminated recycled PET printed tote bags

Good for the environment

Long-life tote bags, as well as being great promotional vehicles, are good for the environment. Robust and durable printed tote bags may be used over and over, meaning that there is no longer the need for disposable plastic bags. Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, they photodegrade. This means they break down into smaller and smaller toxic bits. A plastic bag can take between 400 to 1,000 years to break down in the environment

Bags made from cotton, canvas, and jute, on the other hand, are sourced from naturally occuring and sustainable materials. In many cases, they may be also made from recycled natural materials, such as cotton. An example, the ‘Newchurch’ tote bag, is shown below.

Newchurch recycled cotton shopping bag
An example of a recycled cotton tote bag: the ‘Newchurch’

Budget friendly tote bags

Another advantage of printed tote bags is that they are available in a wide range of price brackets. At the less expensive end of the scale come basic 5oz cotton bags as well as some made from non-woven polypropylene. These may be screen printed or transfer printed if the design is a full colour one.

Tote bagg made of non-woven PP
Budget friendly branded non-woven polypropylene tote bag

At the top end of the scale you will find 10oz canvas bags and jute bags. More expensive than cotton, they generally have a larger carrying capacity and are more robust. They truly are the epitome of long-life printed tote bags. Some may even be classed as ‘luxury’ bags, such as the example below. Such up-market bags are sure to be valued and used many times by your customers.

Luxury printed tote bag made of jute
Luxury jute printed tote bag: the ‘Giri’

And finally …

As you will see, printed tote bags encompass a wide range of materials and price levels. So, to make it easy to choose the right bag for you call us on 01437 781978 or email to talk to our expert team.