3 Most Common Types Of Tote Bags

With many varieties of tote bags in the market, are you able to tell what's the differences between them? Well we couldn't initially, so we did our fair share of reading. Let us share with you on the different materials used by most tote bags in the market, the pros and cons, as well as the different functionalities of tote bags.

Calico Cotton Bag

Depending on which country you are from, calico (US), could also be called muslin (UK). Alternate names include gauze or cheesecloth. It will look like a mesh like fabric which is actually plain-woven textile made from unbleached and not fully processed cotton. Despite it being slightly sheer, these bags are strong and durable, but may shrink if washed in hot water. Its lack of bleaching and processing makes it friendlier to the Earth.

Cotton / Canvas Bag

Canvas bags are probably the most common bags that you have come across. They are mostly made with natural fibres which may be from organic, traditional or recycled cotton, although some producers may use hemp or linen to make their canvas. Canvas bags have reduced the usage of plastic or shopping bags since they can generally hold more products and this attributed to its growth in popularity.


Polyester Bag

Polyester is a type of synthetic compound used to produce clothing and products. Their main advantage lies in being more durable than cotton or wool and not as likely to wrinkle compared to their counterparts. You may have heard of bags made of 70% polyester and 30% in order to have the best of both worlds. Durable, stain and water-resistant made it a common material in almost everything - bags, shirts, ropes, bottles, carpets furnitures and many more.

3 Typical Categorization of Tote Bags
Casual Tote Bag


Made for the most casual of dates and visits, the casual tote should be able to suit the average girl/guy next door. These casual tote bags usually comes in myriad of colours, illustrations and quirky designs. Able to hold a fair amount of things, they are the chosen to-go bags for most. You could view some of our illustrated bag designs over here.

 Beach Tote Bag

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Large, spacious and able to withstand heat and sand, these totes are usually fairly simple in design. Colors may vary although they are usually patterned in bright hues. Their spacious design with no compartments also means anything goes - towels, sunscreen, sunglass and toilet accessories. As the beach is not the cleanest of places, always be prepared for them to be dirtied!

Luxury Tote Bag

These are the impeccable high end designer tote bags we are talking about, usually made from leather. Embellishments, buckles, tassels and various compartments. You name it, they've got it. Ideal for dinner dates, work and formal occassions, these are quality and sophisticated bags with prices to match.

There you have it, we hope you have learnt more about tote bags with this article. Visit some of our tote bag designs, or simply share it, let your friends who are interested in tote bags learn more about them!

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