The Idea Lab

Packaway Bags

The Idea Lab is Western owned manufacture of high quality premium Packaway Bags. We understand that whilst Chinese factories are becoming increasingly efficient, sometimes they fail to meet our standards of quality and service. We are here to ensure those requirements are met.


If you are looking for high quality bag and rucksack manufacturing services, you are in the right place. The Idea Lab, based in Guangzhou, China, is a quality driven and price focused off shore manufacturing company. Western owned and compliant in international quality standards The Idea Lab is one of the leading companies in South China positioned to deliver some of the best promotional products and design services at the affordable costs. Read below to learn a little about where we focus when manufacturing Packaway backpacks 

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Folding backpacks are designed to pack away very small and to be very lightweight. The material we use is very important and that is why The Idea Lab should be your first choice for backpacks. For example we would suggest a fabric such as 420L Hexagon Ripstop. This fabric has a low denier but high tenacity, meaning it doesn't just resist abrasions and tears, but resists further tearing. This makes 420L Hexagon a first choice for use in Hammocks and lightweight clothing such as raincoats.


The process behind creating ripstop is a little more complex than typical fabrics. Often made from Nylon, it involves a special reinforcing technique that adds resistance to tearing and ripping. During weaving, reinforcement threads are interwoven at regular intervals in a crosshatch pattern, typically at 5-8mm. This actually creates a 3-dimensional structure due to the thicker threads being woven into thinner cloth. More modern technology and weaving techniques has made the interwoven ripstop threads less obvious.


Quality control for ripstop fabrics begins at the market. Before anything is delivered to the factory for processing it is important to oversee the purchase of the material and have it tested to ensure it is of a good ripstop quality. The Idea Lab buys material from fabric markets in both Guangzhou and Quanzhou and can oversee the purchase of material personally. If poor quality ripstop material is used in manufacturing, this will obviously lead to an inferior product and it will be almost impossible to correct later without re-making the entire order.