Manufacturing New Bag Products

An introduction to manufacturing new bags.

Your new bag product is about to become a reality. Producing new bag products is a stage that can take some time and be daunting as well. There are many things you need to consider during this step and even with a carefully design production plan you are bound to find some problems along the way.

However, all will be worth it when see your idea become a real product and if you get help from experienced professionals, the production journey will certainly be easier.  You can contact us now and we can advise you on manufacturing new bag products.

How to start new bag product production

The first thing you will need to do to begin manufacturing a new bag product, is to choose a factory that can produce your bag in the most cost-effective way.

At D2M we have previously worked with several manufacturers, both inside the UK and abroad so we can help you find the best partnership for your project, taking your needs and budget into account.

Bag products production in the UK

Manufacturing new bag products in the UK offers some advantages like easier communications with the factory in order to negotiate the production terms. If you want to make sure that the company will comply with your standards, researching it is also easier.

Nonetheless, producing new bag products in the UK can be more expensive and it is important that you know that some products, like textile-based products or consumer electronics are not manufactured in the UK at all.


Manufacturing bag product in the Far East

Often the only viable solution to producing bag products is to choose a factory located abroad. There are several factors that you need to consider with this option, such as the duty rates, shipping costs and the added difficulty of the language barrier. However, you will probably be able to get a cheaper production price manufacturing bag products abroad.

It is an interesting option to hire a sourcing agent if you choose to manufacture your bag product in the Far East. A sourcing agent is middle person in charge of negotiating with the factory on your behalf. You can learn more about manufacturing outside the UK and sourcing agents just by clicking here.


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Creating samples of your new bag product

A sample a version of the new bag product that the factory creates before you actually place the production order. You should note that sampling and prototyping are two different things. The prototype allows you test if the product works while creating samples helps you test if the factory will be a good fit for you and your product.

Ordering samples of your product will allow you to check the quality of the materials and other aspects of the product and modify the production specifications. There will be a cost for the samples and for airfreighting them to and from your manufacturer, but identifying the problems now will save you a lot of money and troubles later on.

If your bag product has metal or plastic elements specific mould tools may be required before samples can be made. It will cost but this is a necessary expense. Off the shelf sourcing should be considered as a lower cost alternative that is often also quicker than custom mould tools being produced. 

Meanwhile the textile-based elements can be sampled without tooling allowing you to change aspects of the product such as the stitching technique, the colours or the quality of the fabrics and trims more rapidly.

At the end of the sampling process a “gold sample” needs to be signed off. This is the sample against which every unit of the product will be measured so it needs to be thoroughly checked for every detail.


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Start your bag product production with D2M

As we have explained, manufacturing bag products is a complex and sometimes frustrating process. There are many little things that need to be considered so you will want the best partners in this process.

Read more about how to develop a bag product. 

At D2M we have the best team of product developers to help you along the way. Don’t think more about it and contact us today.

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