How to work with a bag factory

If you have a brand of handbags, or if you simply want to add handbags and other fashion accessories to your product portfolio for your business, sooner or later you will have to find a bag factory to make them.

Working with a bag factory
Example of a sample sheet [click on the image to enlarge]

Tabalis makes its bags and belts in small and medium-sized factories, family-run, with quality proven over decades of activity, and we also work as intermediaries, making bags and fashion accessories for other brands. We take care of everything, from design to production, through quality control and shipping.

In this text we will explain how bag and belt factories work globally, what they can do for you and what you should do, so that everything goes smoothly.

The tips we wrote reflect the way we work, but if you prefer to contact other factories or agents, know that they work more or less the same as we do.

Before contacting us
Get a sense of what you want. You don’t have to present us with a definite idea, but having an idea of ​​what you want will help. Gather photos, drawings, web pages from where you got an idea,….

Present an idea or project
Get in touch with us by email or through our contact form. Write what you want and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Don’t worry, we don’t require or need a technical drawing done in 3D software. You can present a simple drawing, or a photo of a product that you like and that inspires you, and describe what you want, make notes in the drawing or write a list of what you want.

Search for ideas and opinions
If you do not have a concrete idea of ​​what you are looking for, or simply want to hear our opinion, we are here to help you. We have hundreds of templates from which you can get ideas.

Models already made and exclusive models
If you like any of our models and do not want any major changes to the design of that model, you do not have to pay for the design. If you want to make changes to the model that require a redesign of the model, or if you want an entirely new design, you will have to pay for the design. When paying for the design, you will have exclusivity in this style.

Choice of materials
Once the bag or belt is defined, we will have to choose the materials with which we will make the sample. This includes the exterior material, the lining, the metal parts, the color of the thread, the zipper and other small details.

Price of the product
It is only possible to precisely define the price of a product after the manufacture of a sample. This allows us to have an accurate idea of ​​the total costs, including materials and labor, to add our profit margin and thus display the price. If you have opted for a product previously developed by us, it may not be necessary to produce the sample to set the price, but you will have to indicate which materials you want to use in the product.

Sample
After defining the details and materials, we will make a first sample. If there are changes to be made, a second sample of the product will be made. The product is ready for production after customer approval.

Shipping
If you already work with a freight forwarder or shipping company, we will use this method of transportation. If you have nothing defined, we can use one of the means we have at your disposal, with competitive prices.