With so many different bag options to choose from, it can be hard to decide which option is best for you or even for your business. Woven and non-woven bags are both incredibly popular, both types of bags are great for different reasons and provide unique branding opportunities.
Take a look at the main differences below:
Benefits of woven bags
- Strong and durable
- Made from woven fabric that retains shape well
- Washing machine friendly
- Great for full colour graphics/designs
- Choice of a matte or laminate finish
Benefits of non-woven bags
- Less expensive
- More customisation and print options available
- Made from entangled fibres – good eco alternative to regular plastic bags
- Good for screen printing
- Available with or without lamination
PP (polypropylene) branded woven bags are made by pressing polypropylene molecules together to create a strip, which is then weaved together with other strips to make a fabric. They are usually laminated so that the strips stay together properly.
In comparison, non-woven bags are made from taking the same polypropylene molecules, but this time spinning them into long threads which are then pressed between hot rollers so a fabric is produced.
Non-woven bags are said to be more eco-friendly than woven bags, and although there is no real evidence for this, less energy is used to create them. However, some non-woven bags can be made from recycled materials, making those options a greener version comparison to a woven bag.