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Soft Luggage Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of soft luggage companies and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top soft luggage companies with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find soft luggage companies that can meet your companies specifications. Then contact the soft luggage companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for soft luggage embroidery, duffle bags, backpacks, or customized soft luggage of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • 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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  • Houston, TX 800-320-0399

    Since our founding in 1972, our goal at Landes USA has been to set ourselves apart from our competitors by providing specialized sewing contract solutions for our customers. We love to "Get "Carried Away" with the many products that we offer, such as totes, duffels, backpacks, coolers, and many more. Whether you need a fully customized, made-to-order solution or a standard design, Landes has got you covered!

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  • Wood Dale, IL 630-694-9178

    Serving the industrial & consumer marketplace with sewn protective covers for laptops to locomotives. We are a family owned business that has been providing heavy & light gauge industrial & specialty sewing since 1987. An innovative, high quality organization delivering superior custom products on time.

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  • North Augusta, SC 800-763-0243

    Carolina CoverTech is an industrial sewing contractor of protective covers, enclosures, industrial canvas products and custom bags. Our experience dates back to 1925. The foundation of our success is based on our high-quality customer service and products. Contact us to see for yourself!

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  • 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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  • Chicago, IL 773-887-5003

    Since 1958, we have provided the best sewing contractors in the industry. We offer a wide range of services to our customers, and we can manufacture any custom sewing design you need! We pledge on-time delivery anywhere in the world, and we work our hardest to ensure your products get to you on time so you can get back to business. Visit us online for more info!

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Soft Luggage Industry Information

Soft Luggage

Soft luggage is any device composed of flexible or semi-flexible materials that are 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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Soft Luggage Manufacturing Processes

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 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.

Applications of Soft Luggage

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 giving varies, the 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. 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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