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A tote bag is a large and often unfastened bag with parallel handles that emerge from the sides of its pouch. The etymology of the word tote is “to carry” and can be traced back to the 17th century. Totes are often used as reusable shopping bags.

Earlier in the year 2020 SVC clothing went into the business of making Custom Tote bags, Pouch bag, String bags. These bags can be made of canvas, or Non Woven fabrics.

Canvas is a popular material for use in bags, from tote bags to backpacks. It is durable, water-resistant, making canvas bags great for everyday use. Canvas is a plain-woven fabric typically made out of cotton and, to a lesser extent, linen. Canvas fabric is known for being durable, sturdy, and heavy duty. By blending cotton with synthetic fibers, canvas can become water resistant or even waterproof, making it a great outdoor fabric. Canvas is made by tightly weaving yarns together in a plain weave, which is a very basic textile weave.

Nonwoven fabric is a fabric-like material made from staple fibre (short) and long fibres (continuous long), bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat or solvent treatment. The term is used in the textile manufacturing industry to denote fabrics, such as felt, which are neither woven nor knitted

One of our major order is for an important local foundation who ordered Pouch bags where they can distribute charity goods to those affected by recent typhoons that hit the Northern Philippines.

The prints are made using silk screen printing method, and they are of excellent quality.

Our recent orders are for thousands of pieces of Tote bags for two local cities for their distribution of Christmas gift packs.

We are very proud to be able to deliver these bags on time, to our clients. The 92,000pcs Large Tote bags we were able to deliver in 4 weeks, while the 70,000pcs custom small Tote bags we were able to deliver in less than 3 weeks. All were delivered in time, and our clients are happy that they had no hassle in the delivery.

Due to the huge number of order, we made a few excess production to be used as spare to be used whenever needed, to support our clients as needed.

To support small quantity orders, we produced stocks Tote bags and pouches that may be ordered and delivered within the day. Clients within Metro Manila may order and get their item within the day using local couriers lalamove/ grab / or MrSpeedy. Clients in provinces may get their order after a few days.

SVC clothing is your reliable factory for your hassle free supply of Canvas bags and other bag supplies.

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SVC Clothing, in its own way, supports our frontliners, our health workers and the support staff, in our fight against COVID19.

When the community quarantine was first announced mid March 2020, some of our employees and sewers opted to stay quarantined at our shop. Meanwhile due to the dire need of Frontliners for PPE's at that time, we decided to help, by producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sets for our frontliners.

SVC Clothing developed and produced these two types of protective suits:

1. Hooded coverall (Bunny suit) + Shoe Cover + Face mask - Fabric: Non-woven 90gsm (waterproof) 2. Isolation gown + Shoe Cover + Face Mask + head cap - Fabric: Non-woven 30-60gsm (waterproof)

We produced these PPEs for the private sector who needed them. We also worked out donation drives to gather funds from our friends with big hearts, who wanted to support our health workers. All funds gathered from donations are used solely for PPEs to be donated to local govt hospitals.

At the time of this writing, three (3) batches of PPE donations were made for Mandaluyong City Medical Center (MCMC) and National Center for Mental Health (NCMH). We have also made numerous donations and support to other groups, while also supplying low cost PPEs to local barangay workers.

We are thankful for our staff, and our friends who donated. They enabled us to be able to help protect our front liners thru donation of these PPE's.

By helping each other, together, we can fight Covid19!

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Construction companies normally have requirements for worker shirts. Due to regulations and basic identity requirements, the worker shirts are advised to have reflector tapes on it, as well as printed company name and other printed logo(s), as necessary.

The Occupational Safety and Health Admistration (OSHA) standard encourages the use of reflector garments in construction of all highways and other road construction. The reflector increases the visibility of people, especially in hazardous environments. Some factories, and plants mandates the use of reflectorized garments when working on their premises. Some consider it as part of the Personal Protective Equipment or PPE's.

For the logo and prints, Silk screen print is usually done to these shirts as these are more durable compared to heat-pressed ones. The silk screen print dye binds well with the fabric, and it does not fall off despite continuous use. After months and years of use, the print may fade, but still intact. From our experience, some prints from heat-pressed shirts may start to fall off after several washing.

A common shirt material is cotton. This fabric is comfortable to wear and breathable enough so the workers does not feel hot wearing it. It is also available in the market on different thicknesses. A thicker fabric is typically more durable and has good form when worn. Meanwhile a thinner fabric is cheaper as they use less cotton material. Think of the typical give-away shirts by politicians during election.

Long sleeve shirts not only protect the body from the sun exposure, it also somehow minimize the impact of objects such as small debris that might hit their arm/body.

Some clients of SVC Clothing request for cotton material for their long sleeve worker shirts.

Below is a blue cotton long sleeve shirt with 1 inch gray reflector tape below the chest, to the back and on the arm. There is a silk screen print on the left chest, for the company logo. There is also a bigger silk screen print of the company logo and company name on the back. The cuff was made to make the worker comfortable, and it is not big, so it will not slip down into their elbow while working.

Another material available is the "Drifit"- like material. This kind of material is usually used in sports apparel because they are light-weight, and does not become heavy even after sweating (unlike cotton).

This kind of material brings the sweat from the skin to the surface of the fabric, where it evaporates. Some fabrics with these characteristics are 1) Fullmax 2) Lytex 3) Polydex , just to name a few.

Each fabric look different from each other when you look closely. Below is a close-up photo of the fabric.

Another request we have is from a multinational company. They are well known in the construction industry and had completed several big projects in the Philippines. They requested for a "drifit"like material of long sleeve shirt, with collar and pocket, for their workers. For this requirement, they chose a Polydex fabric.

The collar is custom knitted, with its blue color and an orange lining. Two 2 inch gray/orange reflector tapes fell around the shoulder and the chest. Another tape was used on the belly area. Two buttons in the placket area was used.

A 2 color Silk Screen print was done for the company logo on the left chest pocket. There was also a company name print on the back of the shirt. This design was approved locally as well as their foreign counterparts.

Meanwhile, another local company have a recent requirement for almost 1,200 pcs of long sleeve, cotton worker shirt. They have a budget they need to stick to, and a preferred design. They required two reflector tapes running from the shoulder to the bottom of the shirt. Tapes are also on the two elbows. A three color silk screen print was used for the company logo on the left chest. The name of the person is printed on white, on the right chest. The workers group/team is printed on the back for identification. Also, a two color print of "safety first"logo was printed on their left arm.

The typical delivery lead time for these shirts is around 5 weeks upon order placement and sample approval. This is good for a just a few hundreds to more than a thousand quantity order. Some may have a shorter delivery lead time if a ready to wear (RTW) shirt size was used and only need a few prints and sewing of reflector tapes. The price is influenced by the quantities required and the design requirement. A thicker fabric, more reflector tapes, more silk screen prints may add to the cost. Whatever your requirement, SVC Clothing is ready to assist.

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