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Making bags? Read this first!

While bags is a general term, we don’t know how else to describe how many things we can offer to process of creating sling, duffel, backpacks, or other types of bags. Because of this, we offer customers an all-in-one option to get the components that they need to make an end product and offer them the convenience of dealing with the same person here at MMI. It’s an advantage that we are proud of. Let’s take a minute to go over some components that we can offer when you are trying to make some sort of bag.


Woven fabric or really any kind of fabric for that matter
– this stuff is usually the main part of what you are going to be dealing with. Chances are you will need the majority of your bag to be something on this list. Whether it’s flame resistant, water resistant, water proof, or durability that you need, we have so many options. Keep in mind that we can send you samples with ease. Our nylons and our nylon ripstops are very popular when it comes to making bags, backpacks, or other things that need to be durable. Polyester or different kinds are all an option as well. Fabrics that are going to be used in an outdoor setting usually differ from those that are used indoors. Fabric is our roots, so we can usually help us on anything that you need. 


Webbing – Webbing is used in practically all types of bags. It is how things are kept together, how hardware is attached, how you adjust the size, make different kinds of compartments, etc. It comes in many different widths and colors. If you are making a bag for tactical purposes, many use webbing for MOLLE systems to hold different kinds of equipment.

Hardware – It doesn’t necessarily need to be said how crucial hardware is to making an kind of bag, especially an outdoor-like bag. Between buckles, d-rings, ladderlocs, and numerous others – hardware really is needed in a bag. ITW Nexus is a really great option for hardware and luckily we carry an enormous amount of it. Options include plastic or metal, different kinds of finishes, and of course the kind of hardware it is.

Labels – If you are making bags, chances are want someone to know who made it. We sell woven and printed labels. We detailed out the options in our post all about labels. A good label that fits your brand is important so don’t pass these up.

Zippers – Closing your bag is crucial, and zippers are typically a go-to option to do that. We can provide the right kinds of zippers for your bag. 

Binding tape, elastic, rope, and cord – I know this covers a lot, but usually depending on the style of your bag, you’ll use one of this components. Options on each one definitely varies so you best bet is calling in to get more information on this!

Hook and Loop – Hook and loop isn’t as commonly used on bags are zipper is, but is an option that we offer if you need it. Hook and loop is one of the biggest things we sell here at MMI, so we are extremely familiar with it. Widths, colors, and different kinds - we have the lowdown on hook and loop. 


The list doesn’t stop there. We can offer you help with lamination, open and closed cell foam, spacer mesh for pockets and more. Our reputation of being an “all-in-one” supplier is something we take very seriously so we are happy to send you samples of anything that you want to see. With any questions, feel free to give us a call at anytime or shoot us an email.

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