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Tag Archives: USA Made

Product Review: USA Made Colored Cotton Two Way Tote

USA Made Two Way ToteIs it a crossbody? Is it a tote? It’s both! Our USA Made Colored Cotton Two Way Tote is just the bag to grab, stuff, and hit the streets with—for work or for pleasure.

As with so many of our other bags that are made in the USA, this bag is made with 9 oz cotton that comes in more than 20 shades! The bags can be printed in up to three spot colors and feature full bleed, seam to seam printing for no additional charge. This line of cotton tote bags truly offers so many options for your organization’s messaging, without sacrificing quality or brand identity. Continue reading

Five Post-Covid Ways to Use USA Made Bags to Boost Your Brand

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USA-Made Cotton Canvas Bag

Did you know that according to a recent study, as many as 57% of consumers have a more favorable opinion of a company if their promotional product is USA-made? Lucky for you, Bulletin Bag is proud to offer a large, hand-picked selection of USA-made custom bags and pouches!

With events canceled, retail shops shuttered, students sent home and restaurants closed, many traditional means to get an organization’s messaging out there all but dried up in 2020 when covid-19 hit the US. However, new ways to engage are starting to emerge. Here are five ways to incorporate USA-made custom bags into your post-coronavirus marketing plans to give your brand (and maybe your bottom line) a boost. Continue reading

Our Made in USA Cotton Canvas Bag is Still Our Obsession. Here’s Why.

Made in USA Cotton Canvas Bag DockersDoes your must-have list for your latest project include a plethora of things that seem nonexistent in a USA made bag? No problem-o. We have the PERFECT bag for you…our Made in USA Cotton Canvas Bag. Here’s why, after all these years, it’s still a favorite amongst our staffers and an all-around best seller. Continue reading

Tariff Woes Cramping Your Style? USA Made Bags and Pouches Can Save the Day!

Question: Did you plan 2019 custom bag projects around the possibility of skyrocketing tariffs? If you did, you must have that ever-elusive crystal ball! Can we borrow it for a sec?

So your marketing plans are in a bit of a tailspin because the custom bags you budgeted for are 25% or more higher than you thought they’d be. What do you do? Scrap it all and try again next year? Perhaps. But there’s another option: choosing USA made custom bags and pouches. Continue reading

Colored Zipper Cotton Wristlet: Staff Review of a Popular Pouch!

Colored Zipper Cotton WristletWhat do retail stores, food companies, and healthcare providers have in common? They all love our Colored Zipper Cotton Wristlet! So, we had Deborah, one of our staffers, do an extended test of this bag to see what all the buzz is about.

Well, for one…she loves the thick cotton canvas on this wristlet, and we couldn’t agree more. After all, it is 10 oz, which is more than durable enough to withstand whatever you can throw at (in?) a small pouch (note: the colored cottons are 9 oz.). The imprint is high quality, and it overall just feels like a sturdy pouch that’s going to last!  Continue reading

Newton Supply Co. and TradeWinds Custom Canvas Tote: A Success Story

Awesome photo credit to Steve Moakley

Recently we had a chance to chat with Laura Davis, Founder and Creative Director of Newton Supply Co. The company, based in Austin, Texas, offers sustainable and ethically made bags and accessories. They have been selling our TradeWinds Custom Canvas Tote in their online store since 2016. We love the mission of Newton Supply Co. as much as we love  working with TradeWinds…and we are thrilled they have found each other, because the two organizations dovetail perfectly!

Bulletin Bag: What prompted your team to consider a project using custom bags?

Laura Davis: We produce handbags and weekenders, and were looking for a reusable shopping tote to add to our line to cater to our gift shop retailers that buy wholesale from us. We wanted to look for a partner that could manufacture for us, since we are currently at capacity production-wise.  Continue reading

Affordable Custom Pouches are Perfect for Any Branding Project

Custom PouchesWe introduced our custom pouches in May, and they very quickly became some of our most popular items, for good reason! Our pouches are really affordable, and, on top of that, can be ordered in as few as 50 pieces.

These pouches work well for clients who need something smaller than a gift bag, and with a higher perceived value than some of the other common bag materials. Continue reading

We’ve Added More than 20 New Custom Bags and Pouches!

Whew! During the past two months, we have added more than 20 new items to our website, which means your choices for custom bags have grown by more than 10%!

We try hard to listen to what is important to you and find products that address those wants and needs, while maintaining our commitment to integrity and safety. The lesson here? Fill out our post-delivery Client Happiness Gauge survey. You could win a Starbucks card, true, but your feedback really does help drive new product selections!

So, what are you telling us?? Well, you don’t want to see 20 of the same type of bag. You want 20 different options, vetted by our staff, that will bring your branding project to life. Continue reading

Tote Bags Made in the USA, At Crazy Awesome Prices!

New Tote Bags Made in USADid you know that in some industries, more than 97% of production is done overseas. We find a similar pattern in the custom bag industry. It can be faster and less expensive to crank bags out overseas than to keep the production here in the USA, and everyone loves lower prices. Plus, it can be hard (or impossible) to source certain raw materials in the USA. These factors have typically add up to a more expensive bag, but it’s all the more reason why we’re extra excited to offer FIVE new, budget-friendly tote bags made in the USA!

Our USA made bags are typically higher-quality than comparable bags made overseas (notice we said comparable…check sizes and cotton weights to make sure you’re comparing apples to apples), and come with stories of the real-life people behind the bags (like our Tradewinds Custom Canvas Tote, which is made by people with disabilities).

While many of our clients who want USA-made bags know to expect to pay a premium, we also see that the made in USA “must-have” check-box is the first to go away when faced with budget limitations. But that’s changing…starting now! You CAN check off the USA box and keep your budget intact!  Continue reading

What’s New in 2017 with Promotional Bags?

We’ve just returned from our annual trek to the largest industry trade show of the year. In addition to walking more than 6 miles (!) of trade show floor, we spent the week brainstorming ways to make 2017 our clients’ best year ever! There are some pretty great things happening with promotional bags, and we are excited to be the first to tell you about them!

Here are our top three discoveries from the event that will transform your next branding project:  Continue reading