Soft Luggage

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When considering the many types of soft bags available, size, function, weight, additional accessories, cargo and type of travel all help to determine what bag is best suited to a given situation. Although the amount of give varies, flexible fabric allows bags to be packed slightly above normal capacity. This particular type of luggage is also relatively lightweight as compared to its rigid counterpart. Read More…

Soft Luggage Soft luggage is any device composed of flexible or semi-flexible materials that is designed to hold and protect items for ease of transport. Duffel bags, backpacks, soft-sided briefcases and garment bags are all part of this category.

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Floyds Knobs, IN  |  812-406-0321

We have nearly 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing custom sewn products for international brands such as Microsoft and Intel, while also helping countless startups launch new and innovative products as they grow their business. Our stringent quality control, domestic customer service and design team, and hassle-free logistics have made us an industry leader in custom case solutions. Contact us today and we’ll show you why our customer retention rate is the best in the business.

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Tetrafab $$$

Garden Grove, CA  |  714-891-9119

CustomFab USA has been a trusted American sewing contractor since our inception in 1990. Our 77,000 square foot high-tech manufacturing facility allows us to produce and ship a myriad of products. We have experience serving industries such as medical, sporting goods, military, aerospace, pets, and travel. With unparalleled customer service, a skilled manufacturing workforce, and tried-and-true processes that protect your intellectual property, you can count on our team to meet your needs.

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CustomFab USA $$$

McCordsville, IN  |  800-332-4797

Our dedicated team of professionals is here to bring reliable and dependable products to you! At Fabri-Tech, we use our 85 years of experience to exceed your expectations. Our comprehensive process for tarps, soft luggage, pouches, and many other products are unrivaled in quality. We place emphasis on our efficient process and the highly customizable options with design. Check out our website today for more details!

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Fabri-Tech, Inc. $$$

Monrovia, CA  |  626-443-5257

Vinyl Technology manufactures leading custom made industrial fabric products. We have the machines & manpower to meet any demand for superior industrial, medical, aerospace, extreme sports, safety & military sewing services. From protective covers, insulation blankets & carrying bags to heavy duty cargo straps; parachute fabrics to leather, and everything in between, we exceed all expectations.

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Vinyl Technology, Inc. $$$

Seattle, WA  |  206-973-9041

Pham Sewing has over 23 years of experience in the sewing contractor industry. Our highly skilled sewing professionals have experience sewing an array of products from bulletproof vests to kites to products made from recycled materials. Additional materials we have available include canvas, nylon, leather, and more. We produce all of our products at the best possible price that match your specifications.

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Pham Sewing $$$

Dallas, TX  |  214-678-0000

At Sewing Contractor Solutions, our extensive industrial sewing abilities allow us to be able to produce items for a wide range of industries. Our design and proficiency produces uniquely sewn components for products such as sports equipment covers, pallet covers, and industrial equipment covers. For a complete list of our products and capabilities, contact Sewing Contractor Solutions today!

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Sewing Contractor Solutions $$$
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Soft luggage is often used for carry-on baggage as its adjustable shape can more easily fit in overhead bins. Most soft luggage designed for this purpose is made to fit airline size limitation guidelines. Sizes, however, are extremely variable, and large soft bags are also available. For example, large soft luggage is often used to transport exhibits for trade shows. Sporting, travel, electronic and medical industries all frequently use this flexible baggage, as do individuals. The use of backpacks, for example, is seen in schools throughout the world.

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While manufacturing processes differ between companies, soft luggage always begins with a general design scheme. A computer-generated or hand-drawn design lays out the guidelines for creating bags. After a design is finalized, the fabric is measured and cut. Small or custom sewing orders may use hand cutting, while larger orders more often use automated cutting tables.

The fabric is sewn or welded together. Commercial and industrial-grade sewing machines should be used as heavy materials or thick seams may damage lower quality machines. Folded seams or foam padding between layers can be added to soft luggage to give a more definite shape and prevent the sides from collapsing inward.

Zippers or other clasps are added at this stage as well. Metal or plastic clasps, handles and frames may be added to soft luggage, though this adds weight. Most of the hardware on luggage is manufactured separately and simply applied during production. Because soft luggage lacks solid support, sturdy materials such as canvas, thermoplastic elastomers, nylon, vinyl, leather and other woven fabrics like cotton are used to provide some protection for the contents of a bag as well as to ensure its longevity. With the use of abrasion and water resistant fabrics, soft luggage offers many of the same protective abilities as hard luggage as well as some advantages over it.

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