Fashion dates back to Ancient Rome & Egypt eons ago. In these cultures, clothing and fashion were treated as status symbols, where the wealthy would don lavish and colourful garments, and the poor would wear neutral colours and cheap but useful items.
Back then, clothing would be practical (the most important aspect being that it was appropriate to work in). Nowadays, clothing items are used as a form of self expression and fun – so why shouldn’t a brand’s packaging reflect the same? Clothing is still considered a way of conveying status, but there are definitely more intricacies involved in present day.
In case you haven’t worked with us (yet), we don’t have any ready pricing available. But we have a good reason, we promise!
In our line of business, there are many factors to consider when determining the price of a custom product. Specifically, the dimensions, design, quantity, and overall level of customisation impact pricing. Please keep this in mind while our team negotiates the best possible pricing for your business!
After researching (ahem, firsthand experience) online and retail fashion-related purchases, the LeKAC Pack put together a variety of packaging options (including some lesser known ones!) for your fashion/apparel business. Read on for more information on specific components and find out how you can get your hands on some dreamy branded packaging…
Starting off strong with one of our most popular options – paper bags! We have 3 types of bags here so let’s get into it:
- Kraft Paper Bags
- Laminated Cardboard Bags
- Fancy Paper Bags
Kraft paper bags come with a brown Kraft base, choice of edge, twisted rope handle and a 1 colour print by default. But don’t let the simplicity fool you! Our KP Bags can be upgraded to a white base (make those colours POP) with a multicolour print for maximum impact.
Our laminated cardboard bags are an elevated experience with a fold-over top, full coverage print, choice of glossy or matte lamination, and choice of handle! Although our standard weight for these bags is 150g, most of our clients opt for a thicker (210g) paper to feel even more luxurious.
Finally, our fancy paper bags are just that – bags made of fancy paper. We have an extensive collection of paper samples to choose from and trust me, you won’t regret it. These papers have different weights, textures, embellishments and more. Make sure you ask your consultant to see your options and try not to get dazzled by them all.
Reusable Bags – Non-Woven, Laminated, Heat Sealed and more!
Our reusable bag category is a teeny bit more substantial when it comes to options:
- Non-Woven Bags
- Laminated Non-Woven Bags
- Heat Sealed Bags
- Canvas Totes
- Kraft Woven Bags
- Cotton Drawstring Bags & Pouches
Although some of these bags may look similar, they all have different purposes and features, and achieve different results!
Non-Woven and Laminated Non-Woven bags use different processes during manufacturing, resulting in different printing outputs. These are our most common reusable bag, and both are made of a polypropylene material that can be recycled after being used multiple times. Add features such as zippers, fasteners, clear side gussets and even upgrade the material thickness to really make it unique.
Our heat sealed bags use a relatively new pressing process process to seal seams, which means there’s no hand-stitching involved. LeKAC’s clients have been gravitating towards the heat sealed bag due to its seamless and one-of-a-kind look.
Up next, we’ve got our canvas totes! A personal favourite, these totes are made of natural materials and have a low negative impact on the environment. Many businesses opt to sell these as an individual product or throw it in as a free gift with purchase – and it has the highest reusability rate!
A Kraft woven bag is sure to wow your crowd. With a Kraft paper material that’s water-resistant on the exterior, and a woven material on the interior, these bags are a durable option that can hold 20lbs confidently. They have a rustic look and resembles a paper bag, but you can get a lot more use out of it.
Last but not least, our drawstring bags and pouches are made of natural cotton (ask us about our other materials!) and make the perfect duster bag for delicate items. We have many base colours to choose from, and you can even change the material and location of the strings!
Mailer Bags & Boxes
If you’re looking for presentation and protection for shipping out products then look no further! Our shipping packaging options provide your products with cushion in the event of impact (though you can always add a custom insert if it’s extra delicate).
Our Kraft mailer bags come with an option of white or brown base and a one colour print. They also feature a built-in tearaway strip for easy and convenient closure. Other materials include moisture-resistant polyethylene and a compostable blend (ask us for more details!)
Our mailer and shipping boxes are made of a thick corrugated paper (300g cardboard, E-flute) and are a staple in today’s economy – especially if you’re an online-only retailer.
For these boxes, LeKAC’s pricing includes an option of white or brown kraft base and a one colour logo print. If you want something a little more eye-catching, opt for a multicolour full coverage print or even a laminated finish.
*Please note that we have multiple supplier options for these products and so turnaround times may vary where applicable.
Folding cartons scream versatility and convenience – what better way to package your products than by using one of these boxes?
They can be dressed up or down depending on your brand, and come in various structures. Folding cartons are a cost-effective approach to packaging, fit all types of apparel and are made of 350g high-quality paperboard material to boot.
With unlimited design potential, folding cartons are lightweight and easily customisable – add a distinct feature such as embossed foil text or a PET window for that extra something.
Our pricing is inclusive of a white or brown kraft base (your choice!) and a one-colour logo print. But don’t think that’s all you can do! Add a full coverage print, Spot UV, embossing or even lamination to really differentiate your brand! Out catalogue features the following structures, but the sky is the limit:
- Base & Lid
- Drawer (not pictured)
- Tuck-End (one piece component)
- Window Envelope
Our luxurious rigid boxes are made of a thick greyboard material and a white paper base. Also known as set-up boxes, this product is popular with high-end brands – but they can be used by anyone! They also come in a variety of structures, and provide the perfect gifting opportunity for family, friends and coworkers alike:
- Top Magnetic Closure Boxes
- Base & Lid (not pictured)
Our pricing for our rigid boxes include a full colour full coverage print, and an option of matte or glossy lamination. Popular add-on options include foil logos, embossing and swapping out our regular white paper base for a fancy paper finish!
If you’re still with us, thanks for hanging in there! Accessories can make or break your overall look – trust us, we know. A statement piece is nothing without the final touch.
When it comes to clothing/apparel and fashion in general, you can’t go wrong with any of the following:
- Tissue Paper
- Paper Sleeves
- Hang Tags
- Thank You Cards
- Business Cards (hint: they don’t have to be used as these – what about a loyalty card?)
How to Order Your New Packaging
At LeKAC, we pride ourselves on making your experience as simple and stress-free as possible! We have examined the fashion and apparel industry and came up with the most common dimensions for various products.
However, we know that custom is always best and are happy to adjust dimensions to suit your specific needs!
Take a look at our fashion catalogue, and give us a call to discuss your options. We’ll walk you through our entire process from start to finish and address:
- dimensions, printing options, material choices
- mass production
- shipment and delivery of goods
It’s as simple as that!