Picking the Perfect Tote Bag

  • Aug 2, 2019


Finding the right tote bag can seem overwhelming, especially with all the different materials, styles, and sizes to choose from. You can put those nerves to rest because it’s easy to dwindle down your choices and find the best option. Regardless of what you need, you can find “the one” by following these general rules of thumb!

Choose the right material is important because each fabric has different qualities and characteristics. There are many options to pick from, with some being more durable, while others are more budget-friendly.

Here are the most popular materials:


Canvas tote bags have a sturdy design, and their durability is perfect for holding heavy items like cans or books.


Cotton tote bags make for a lightweight bag that’s easy to wash and tote around.


If you’re going for rustic charm, look no further! Jute is a natural fiber made from a jute plant. Jute totes are not just budget-friendly, but also stylish and unique.


Nylon tote bags are highly durable and are resistant to damage caused by oil and most chemicals.


Polyester tote bags can lug around a ton of different items because of their ability to adapt to different shapes and weights. Not only that, but they also retain color well.


As one of the most accessible plastics in the world, polypropylene tote bags will fit even the tightest budget. Its water-resistant properties also make it the perfect tote for items prone to spilling.


Similar to cotton, polyurethane totes are very lightweight. However, to prevent reshaping, they’re better for small items like papers and pencils.


Polyvinyl chloride is the toughest material on the block, making for a custom PVC tote that can handle almost anything. It’s also one of the few fabrics that have see-through capabilities which we all need for concerts, sporting events, and other large venue events.

You can also choose from other materials such as denim, fleece, and vinyl. With so many great materials, it’s hard to pick just one. As a general rule of thumb, you should pick a material that works best for your event and or how you plan on using the tote the most.

Sarah Snailum

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