Fabrics

We work with a large variety of sustainable fabrics. What you see below is a few of the ones we encounter often. You have a different fabric in mind? Let us know and we’ll get it for you!

Cotton/Canvas

Organic Cotton

Recycled cotton

  • Cotton fabric is sturdy, eco-friendly and  biodegradable which can be dyed to match any pantone shade. Heavier cotton is often referred to as “Canvas”.
  • The most popular fabrics are 3oz, 4.5oz (100-150 GSM) for regular totes and shopping bags, 7oz, 10oz (225-330GSM) for large bags with gussets and 18oz, 20oz (600-660 GSM) thick canvas for duffels and heavy duty tool bags.
  • At Norquest we use superior quality and high strength cotton fabrics specially woven for us on modern automatic looms.
  • Organic cotton is grown without using fertilizers, pesticides and toxic chemicals; helping maintain soil fertility and results in chemical free cotton. Organic cotton products are safer to use as they avoid exposure to allergens.
  • Organic fabric has a similar touch and feel as regular cotton and can be dyed in the same colour shades.
  • Norquest is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. Our organic range of bags comes with Control Union audited Transaction Certificates (TC).
  • Waste cotton fibers, yarn and fabric are collected from different stages of the textile production life cycle and recycled to make fresh fabric for use in bags.
  • Using recycled cotton fabric results in 55% reduction in water, 35% reduction in greenhouse gas, CO2, 62%  less energy consumption and significant avoidance of insecticides and pesticides.
  • Norquest is Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certified. Our recycled range of bags comes with Control Union audited Transaction Certificates (TC).

Cotton/Canvas

  • Cotton fabric is sturdy, eco-friendly and  biodegradable which can be dyed to match any pantone shade. Heavier cotton is often referred to as “Canvas”.
  • The most popular fabrics are 3oz, 4.5oz (100-150 GSM) for regular totes and shopping bags, 7oz, 10oz (225-330GSM) for large bags with gussets and 18oz, 20oz (600-660 GSM) thick canvas for duffels and heavy duty tool bags.
  • At Norquest we use superior quality and high strength cotton fabrics specially woven for us on modern automatic looms.

Organic Cotton

  • Organic cotton is grown without using fertilizers, pesticides and toxic chemicals; helping maintain soil fertility and results in chemical free cotton. Organic cotton products are safer to use as they avoid exposure to allergens.
  • Organic fabric has a similar touch and feel as regular cotton and can be dyed in the same colour shades.
  • Norquest is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. Our organic range of bags comes with Control Union audited Transaction Certificates (TC).

Recycled cotton

  • Waste cotton fibers, yarn and fabric are collected from different stages of the textile production life cycle and recycled to make fresh fabric for use in bags.
  • Using recycled cotton fabric results in 55% reduction in water, 35% reduction in greenhouse gas, CO2, 62%  less energy consumption and significant avoidance of insecticides and pesticides.
  • Norquest is Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certified. Our recycled range of bags comes with Control Union audited Transaction Certificates (TC).

Fairtrade cotton

Jute

Juton/Juco

  • Fairtrade is the gold standard in sustainability and eco friendliness for cotton fabrics. It ensures higher remuneration for producers and better agricultural practices at the farm.
  • Fairtrade fabric has a similar touch and feel as regular cotton and can be dyed in the same colour shades. GRS.
  • As a Fairtrade certified company, Norquest voluntarily complies with strict ethical, social and regulatory norms. In India we are one of the only bag companies certified for Fairtrade, SEDEX, GOTS and GRS.
  • Popularly known as the ‘Golden Fibre’ jute is second only to cotton in popularity. It is considered to be one of the strongest and most eco friendly of all natural fibers. India is the largest producer of jute.
  • Jute has many inherent advantages like luster, high tensile  strength and moderate heat  resistance.  Along with this it is also biodegradable and eco-friendly.
  • Norquest offers a wide range of jute bags for your selection – natural,dyed, laminated and softened with vegetable oil.
  • We love both cotton and jute so  much that we just had to put them  together and here’s what we got; a  beautiful, elegant and sturdy  fabric that we like to call Juton! (AKA  Juco).
  • Juton combines the best of both worlds – the strength of jute, softness of cotton and the sustainability of both! Similar to other fabrics it is available in natural or dyed in different colours.
  • The Juton we produce is custom woven for our customers from carefully selected yarns in modern automatic looms.

Fairtrade cotton

  • Fairtrade is the gold standard in sustainability and eco friendliness for cotton fabrics. It ensures higher remuneration for producers and better agricultural practices at the farm.
  • Fairtrade fabric has a similar touch and feel as regular cotton and can be dyed in the same colour shades. GRS.
  • As a Fairtrade certified company, Norquest voluntarily complies with strict ethical, social and regulatory norms. In India we are one of the only bag companies certified for Fairtrade, SEDEX, GOTS and GRS.

Jute

  • Popularly known as the ‘Golden Fibre’ jute is second only to cotton in popularity. It is considered to be one of the strongest and most eco friendly of all natural fibers. India is the largest producer of jute.
  • Jute has many inherent advantages like luster, high tensile  strength and moderate heat  resistance.  Along with this it is also biodegradable and eco-friendly.
  • Norquest offers a wide range of jute bags for your selection – natural,dyed, laminated and softened with vegetable oil.

Juton/Juco

  • We love both cotton and jute so  much that we just had to put them  together and here’s what we got; a  beautiful, elegant and sturdy  fabric that we like to call Juton! (AKA  Juco).
  • Juton combines the best of both worlds – the strength of jute, softness of cotton and the sustainability of both! Similar to other fabrics it is available in natural or dyed in different colours.
  • The Juton we produce is custom woven for our customers from carefully selected yarns in modern automatic looms.

Waxed Oil Canvas

Mesh/Net

Nonwoven

  • Waxed oil canvas is a strong, hard-wearing material which is resistant to tearing. It is a popular material because it is eco-friendly and has a timeless vintage charm.
  • Waxed canvas has a pleasantly textured, smooth surface. It is frequently used as a fashion accessory and as a leather substitute due to the way in which it ages – increasing in attractiveness over time!.
  • Norquest provides options of many wax oil canvas varieties as accessories or fabric to create attractive bags.
  • A mesh is often defined as fabric that has a large number of spaced holes and is characterized by its open appearance between the yarns. It is lightweight, flexible making it one of the most popular fabrics.
  • Mesh can be made from a number of materials – cotton, nylon or polyester and comes in different weights.
  • Due to its flexibility mesh is suitable for carry bags, shopping bags and vegetable bags. The yarn thickness, gaps between yarns and the weight of the bag can all be customised. both be customised.
  • Non woven fabrics are sheets or web structures bonded together by entangling fiber or filaments – they are flat, porous sheets that are made directly from separate fibers. They are considered more eco-friendly than other man made fabrics.
  • These fabrics are used to make light weight bags in different colours and prints. These bags are reusable, easy to print and extremely affordable.
  • Norquest provides bags of different weights, sizes, colours and handle type to meet customer requirements.

Waxed Oil Canvas

  • Waxed oil canvas is a strong, hard-wearing material which is resistant to tearing. It is a popular material because it is eco-friendly and has a timeless vintage charm.
  • Waxed canvas has a pleasantly textured, smooth surface. It is frequently used as a fashion accessory and as a leather substitute due to the way in which it ages – increasing in attractiveness over time!.
  • Norquest provides options of many wax oil canvas varieties as accessories or fabric to create attractive bags.

Mesh/Net

  • A mesh is often defined as fabric that has a large number of spaced holes and is characterized by its open appearance between the yarns. It is lightweight, flexible making it one of the most popular fabrics.
  • Mesh can be made from a number of materials – cotton, nylon or polyester and comes in different weights.
  • Due to its flexibility mesh is suitable for carry bags, shopping bags and vegetable bags. The yarn thickness, gaps between yarns and the weight of the bag can all be customised. both be customised.

Nonwoven

  • Non woven fabrics are sheets or web structures bonded together by entangling fiber or filaments – they are flat, porous sheets that are made directly from separate fibers. They are considered more eco-friendly than other man made fabrics.
  • These fabrics are used to make light weight bags in different colours and prints. These bags are reusable, easy to print and extremely affordable.
  • Norquest provides bags of different weights, sizes, colours and handle type to meet customer requirements.

Cotton

Jute

Juton

Recycled Cotton

We also work with and make bags from other eco-friendly fabrics and materials like denim, hemp, linen, banana stem fiber, Tencel, polyester, polyester cotton (PC), faux leather, vegan leather, leather, nylon, hemp, linen and satin.

Let us know what you liked. Would you like us to find any more fabrics for you? Drop us a line below and we’ll do our best to get them for you!

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