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Bags & Packaging

Looking for bags and packaging supplies? We stock a great range of plastic carrier bags, poly bags, paper carrier bags, strung paper bags and other packaging and sealing solutions to suit almost any retail requirement.

Whether you wrap or bag your products, whether you need sealable or open bags, film fronted, transparent or opaque bags for lightweight or heavy products, whether you sell fruit and veg, meat, greetings cards, jewellery, cosmetics, fashion, toys, sweets, pet food, flowers, electronics, kitchenware, tools or hardware, we have a solution for you! And if you're not sure what you need, then we have the knowledge and expertise to advise.

Like any sensible retailer, we're very aware of the impact that plastic bags can have on the environment and, as such, stock several recycled plastic bag and biodegradable carrier bag products as well as more environmentally friendly paper carrier bag and strung paper bag alternatives. In relation to this, we also recommend that our customers take a look at our buyer guide page regarding the situation with carrier bag tax laws within the UK, Ireland and further afield and how they may already affect you.

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  1. Large White Vest Carrier Bags

    Starting at: £2.11

    Large white vest carriers, available in three types:

    • Type 1: 304mm x 457mm x 609mm (12in x 18in x 24in) - 17 micron
    • Type 2: 330mm x 483mm x 584mm (13in x 19in x 23in) - 18 micron
    • Type 3: 330mm x 483mm x 584mm (13in x 19in x 23in) - 20 micron

    Sold in packs of 100.

    There is very little to distinguish between these three types of bag other than some minor variations in the dimensions and thickness but due to customer demand we stock all three types. Click here to see the typical uses for each type of bag.

    Not sure what all these dimensions mean? Click here.


    How does it compare to a typical supermarket carrier?
    Proportions Large White Vest Carrier Bag Typical Supermarket Carrier Bag
    Large White Vest Carrier Bag Tesco Vest Carrier Bag
    Almost identical to a typical supermarket carrier but with very slightly narrower handles and a higher neckline.
    Size Type 1 = 304mm x 457mm x 609mm
    (12in x 18in x 24in)
    305mm x 483cm x 533mm
    (12in x 19in x 21in)
    Type 2 = 330mm x 483mm x 584mm
    (13in x 19in x 23in)
    Type 3 = 330mm x 483mm x 584mm
    (13in x 19in x 23in)
    Thickness Type 1 = 17 micron
    (68 gauge)

    Approximately 5% thinner than a typical supermarket carrier.
    18 micron
    (72 gauge)
    Type 2 = 18 micron
    (72 gauge)

    The same thickness as a typical supermarket carrier.
    Type 3 = 20 micron
    (80 gauge)

    Approximately 10% thicker than a typical supermarket carrier.
    What does it look and feel like?
    Like a supermarket carrier, this is a vest carrier bag which refers to the vest shaped appearance of the bag. It's manufactured from a high density polythene which means it's scrunchy and thin to touch, just like a supermarket carrier. And just like a supermarket carrier, these bags are primarily designed for function over form. It's rare that you would find this type of bag in high end boutiques but you'll be sure to find them in the vast majority of high street stores.
    What's it used for?
    Type 1:
    This is one of our most versatile vest carrier bags and has a huge variety of uses. Perfect for food (fruit and veg, meat), towels and bedding, fashion (jackets, jeans, knitwear, hats, handbags), shoes, haberdashery (wool, fabrics), tools, pet food, books and bedding plants.

    Type 2:
    Similar to type 1 but preferred by garden centres and other plant retailers as the slightly wider dimension of this bag accommodates multipack bedding plant trays. Also popular with electrical and shoe retailers.

    Type 3:
    This is the strongest type of our large white vest carriers. It's strength and quality feel is preferred by retailers who require a reliable bag that won't tear easily. Typically used for frozen foods, meat on the bone, bottled goods and bulky books.
    What do the dimensions mean?
    Let's take Type 1 as an example: 304mm x 457mm x 609mm (12in x 18in x 24in) means:
    • the bag width is 304mm (12in) but expands outwards to 457mm (18in) when the gusset is fully opened
    • the bag length is 609mm (24in)
    Still confused? Take a look at the diagram below:
    • A = 304mm (12in)
    • B = 457mm (18in)
    • C = 609mm (24in)
    Vest Carrier Bag Dimension Explanation
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