Manufacturing Process for Leather Bags

In a world of craziness and zillions of manufacturing companies all over the world, how do you get your design from paper to real product? Which manufacturing company do you choose? How do you find them? Well we will leave those questions for a later blog. Today we will discuss the process for having your leather bag manufactured.

The first step is having a design that is ready so you can email it to the factory, so they can make a sample of your design. I have seen people who know exactly what they want to produce and others have no clue. The good news is that we can help you through this process by sending you various pictures of samples to help give you an ideal of what you want to produce. You can take a shoulder strap here and a zipper there until you have created your very own leather bag that you love.

Afterwards, the manufacturer can produce your sample, which takes about 2 – 3 weeks. Be prepared for a sample fee, which needs to be paid before the sample is made. The good news is that most companies will give you a credit for the sample price you paid after you place your order. One thing to consider before you send off your design is whether or not you should sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA), which should keep your designs safe. Most manufacturing companies will sign them if you ask, but you should always guard your design and seek appropriate legal counsel.

Once the factory has your product designs they will make a sample product and ship it to you for your approval. If you need to make revisions simply explain to the factory what you want changed. Production usually begins immediately after your approval has been received. Lead times vary depending on the product, but it usually takes between 4 – 8 weeks for the manufacturer to complete the process. If the product is very detailed or there is a large order you should be prepared for a longer production time.

Once the product has been manufactured, a quality control team will inspect the products to ensure high standards are met. This is an area that GFG excels ahead of all the other manufacturing companies because they check every piece by hand to ensure that each product passes their quality control test. If it does not pass the item is brought back to the production area to be repaired. If the product cannot be fixed it will be discarded, and a new one will be made in its place. This is something that very few manufacturing companies will do for their clients, but at GFG all work is guaranteed. Be prepared to hire and outside quality control team if you work with other manufacturers as most do not have their own quality control team. This is an additional cost that comes directly out of your profit, and sadly even when an independent quality control company is hired they never check every piece. Instead they only sample the whole looking at a few pieces here and there. I have seen many problems arise in the area of quality control issues, so pay careful attention to detail in this area. Deadlines are missed, contracts are lost, customers are unsatisfied, money is lost, and tempers flare when things are not completed the right way! The question is why even deal with a manufacturing company who doesn’t have a quality control team? It doesn’t make sense!

Afterwards, the products will be packed and shipped to you by sea or air. Remember that most products are shipped from China FOB, which means that you will be responsible for the freight and shipping cost once it leaves China’s shipping port. What this means is that you must pay the cost of getting it from China to America and then from the shipping port to your office. Most new comers are not really aware of these facts and this can be a real bummer when you find out you have to pay and additional amount of cash. Also when it arrives in the USA, you may have to pay local import taxes or fees which can be quite hefty so make sure you know what all of the costs are before you make commitments.

GFG is able to confidently manufacturer many types of bags and leather products you want to develop. We have been in business for over 14 years and are growing at a steady pace. The growth is by no accident, but because of a heart felt conviction to give the customer what they want!! We have developed a serious reputation for manufacturing quality products for many high-end brands! Because of these relationships, we have developed a habit of consistent quality control throughout the whole manufacturing process. We have implemented a system that ensures all products are made with the same consistent quality over and over, delivering to you an end product that we are both proud of and one that will surpass your expectations, at a very competitive price point. Customer service is our highest priority and customers experience what we call, the GFG Difference, the customer is always satisfied! GFG is looking to make strategic partnerships with companies such as yourself. GFG has the experience to develop the product you need! Designs can be emailed to GFG at or send us your contact information. GFG is confident that you will be satisfied with our manufacturing, and we look forward to establishing a working relationship with your company.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Julia Huang. Julia has been involved in manufacturing for 14 years and has the experience to help and answer any questions you may have. Her email is Want to place an order right away call (240) 482 7973 to get 50% off of your first sample made.

Helping Churches to Raise Cash!

GFG Bag Manufacturer, LLC is a designing & manufacturing company of bags and leather products. They are teaming up and helping churches, non-profit organizations, and other associations nationwide to raise money that is needed for their building, missions, & evangelism funds.

“As a Christian ran company, our goal is to empower churches by supplying various accessories that we manufacture, so they can conduct charitable sales, in order to raise the necessary funds to reach the lost and expand their organization.”

Here is how the process works. Either you or GFG design your accessory of choice. We have many options to choose from.

Once you find your accessory, we will make a sample for you to show to your potential buyers and to take pre-orders for a month or longer, and at the end of the specified time, you submit the final order and distribute to your customers and use the profit you make to support your organizations efforts.

So, if you have a friend, family member, church, business, business associate or association who can benefit from our accessory designing and manufacturing services, please have them contact us.

We promise to treat them with respect and the highest level of integrity.  Your referrals are the greatest compliment that we can receive!

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What are the different cost associated with shipping products from China?

Many people have a new bag or leather product concept that they love and want to produce for the masses. Your concept can be designed and manufactured pretty easy. However, we have found that some customers are not really knowledgeable in the whole process from start to finish.

So today we are going to go over some basic industry knowledge that will make your big new concept a hit from start to finish! Off course the first step is to contact our sales office, so you can get the basic information you need to start the process. Afterwards, you can either send us your new design via email or mail, or choose a product off of our website that you want to modify.

FYI: We also sign non-disclosure agreements and if you have a new design that you want to protect it’s a good ideal to have this in place before you divulge your new concept.

Once the NDA is in place and we have received your new design our production department will study it in order to give you an estimate which will include a price per unit and the Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ).

The next step is to make a sample which usually takes about two weeks depending on the complexity of the design. Another thing to consider is that sometimes when the sample is made your material may not be a 100% match. In order to make your design the specific color you want, we have to get the fabric directly from the fabric manufacturer. Unfortunately, the sample fabric may not always match your color needs because the fabric manufacturer will not produce sample fabric only, and only when we place the order will they dye the fabric to exact specifications. Not to worry though because once the final production starts there will be an exact match that will meet your approval before production begins.

Production takes about 6 – 8 weeks depending on the complexity and the number of units you want to make. GFG is different then most manufacturing companies in that we check every piece before we pack the products. If we find any product that has a problem, we either repair it or make another one.

After we check the quality everything is packed and transferred to the shipping company to be delivered to the port FOB China.

Shipping your products via cargo ships are usually a pretty reasonable scenario compared to the cost of shipping by air. The only negative is that it takes about thirty days to cross the sea. So this is an area you will want to plan accordingly and allow enough time for the products to be produced and shipped. Shipping by air is ok for lighter products of a lessor quantity, but once you start getting into heavier and more numerous products the cost will be unreasonable.

The products are then delivered to your port of choice, and you will be responsible for the shipping cost from China to the United States. When your products arrive at the port they will go through customs in which you will have to pay a tax. The tax that is charged depends on the type of product that you are importing. There will also be some local fees charged to you by the forwarding company. Additionally, you will also have to pay for the transportation cost from the port to your final destination. These fees can vary depending on the amount of product and the timeframes that you need it delivered.

These are the basic concepts that can give you a better understanding of the process. If you have more detailed questions please feel free to contact our offices at or call us during normal business hours at (240) 482 7973. We can walk you though the steps and help you get the bag or leather product with your trademark or company logo produced.

Our next article will go over some of the legal areas of the U.C.C Article 2 – Sales, so check back with our site every month.