Vela Glassine Bags

Vela™ Glassine Bags are an innovative plastic-free wholesale solution for internal packaging and a curbside recyclable alternative to a clear poly bag. The smooth and toothless paper ensures no fibers transfer onto your goods, yet they are durable enough for your supply chain - from manufacturer to distribution center to customer.

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FSC® Certified

FSC® Certified

Made with FSC® certified virgin paper fiber.



Made with translucent paper allowing for easy barcode scanning and product visibility.



Made from readily renewable raw materials that can be regrown.



Paper fibers do not contain added synthetic polymers. May include synthetic adhesives.

Curbside Recyclable

Curbside Recyclable

Commonly accepted in most curbside recycling programs across the US.

Made Overseas

Made Overseas

Manufactured overseas and printed in the USA.

Custom Glassine Bags

Create an exceptional customer experience with custom glassine bags. Add your branding starting at just 500 units. Printed with HydroSoy or Algae Ink™ ink, our glassine bags can be branded on one side in one color.

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Material 100% FSC® certified virgin paper fiber
FSC MIX Packaging - FSC® C190100
Thickness 21.5 lb gauge
Material Features No silicone additives/coatings
No poly additives/coatings
Acid-free (pH ranging from 7-9)
FDA-Compliant for direct food contact
Functionality Self-seal, resealable adhesive closure
Hidden vent slits
Side seams
Flat construction
End-of-Life Curbside recyclable with paper
Naturally biodegradable
Origin China, Italy, India, Vietnam, Bangladesh or the US
Bag Color White, translucent
Print Color Pantone Color Matching System (PMS)
Ink Type HydroSoy or Algae Ink™
Print Process Flexographic
Print Option Post-production: 1-sided, 1-color
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the sizes, dimensions, and weights of EcoEnclose Vela glassine bags?


SKU Product Description Parcel Weight (lbs) Parcel Dimensions (in) Bag Weight (lbs) Bag Weight (oz) Inside Bag Dimensions (in)
GB6x1.5x8-25 6 x 8 + 1.5" (XS) - Bundle of 25 0.176 10.5 x 6.75 x 0.5 0.00704 0.11264 5.85 x 7.9
GB6x1.5x8-250 6 x 8 + 1.5" (XS) - Case of 250 1.76 10.5 x 6.75 x 2 0.00704 0.11264 5.85 x 7.9
GB8x1.5x9-25 8 x 9.75 + 1.5" (S) - Bundle of 25 0.27 12.5 x 8.75 x 0.5 0.0108 0.1728 7.75 x 9.75
GB8x1.5x9-250 8 x 9.75 + 1.5" (S) - Case of 250 2.7 12.5 x 8.75 x 2 0.0108 0.1728 7.75 x 9.75
GB9x1.5x11-25 9.75 x 11.75 + 1.5" (M) - Bundle of 25 0.414 14.5 x 10.5 x 0.5 0.01656 0.26496 9.75 x 11.75
GB9x1.5x11-250 9.75 x 11.75 + 1.5" (M) - Case of 250 4.14 14.5 x 10.5 x 2 0.01656 0.26496 9.75 x 11.75
GB11x1.5x15-25 11.75 x 15.75 + 1.5" (L) - Bundle of 25 0.619 18.5 x 12.5 x 0.5 0.02476 0.39616 11.75 x 15.75
GB11x1.5x15-250 11.75 x 15.75 + 1.5" (L) - Case of 250 6.19 18.5 x 12.5 x 2 0.02476 0.39616 11.75 x 15.75
GB13x1.5x19-25 13.75 x 19.75 + 1.5" (XL) - Bundle of 25 0.85 22.5 x 14.5 x 0.5 0.034 0.544 13.5 x 19.5
GB13x1.5x19-250 13.75 x 19.75 + 1.5" (XL) - Case of 250 8.5 22.5 x 14.5 x 2 0.034 0.544 13.5 x 19.5
GB15.75x23.5-25 15.75 x 23.5 + 1.5" (2XL) - Bundle of 25 1.12 3.21 x 18 x 1 0.043 0.688 15.5 x 23.25
GB15.75x23.5-250 15.75 x 23.5 + 1.5" (2XL) - Case of 250 10.84 3.21 x 18 x 2.5 0.043 0.688 15.5 x 23.25
GB19.75x29.5-25 19.75 x 29.5 + 1.5" (3XL) - Bundle of 25 1.65 35.65 x 22 x 1 0.052 0.832 19.5 x 29.5
GB19.75x29.5-250 19.75 x 29.5 + 1.5" (3XL) - Case of 250 17.28 35.65 x 22 x 2.5 0.052 0.832 19.5 x 29.5

Are bulk discounts available for Vela glassine bags?

Yes - see bulk discount table below. Buy more, save more!
XS, S  Discount M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL   Discount
4-11 units 5% 3-8 units 5%
12-23 units 8% 9-23 units 8%
24-47 units 10% 24-47 units 10%
48+ units 15% 48+ units 15%

Can I order Vela glassine bags with custom branding?

Yes - We can custom brand our glassine bags at low minimum order quantities, starting at just 500 units.

If you’re choosing glassine over a standard virgin poly bag, tell your plastic-free story to your customers with your custom branding. Let them know why you’ve chosen paper over plastic, what this decision means to your brand, and how to dispose of the bag at the end of its useful life. Many consumers may not realize these bags are paper and curbside recyclable.

What are the differences between EcoEnclose's suite of inner packaging solutions?

Our inner packaging bags are designed to protect apparel and other soft goods from the point at which they are produced at a factory to the time they reach the retailer or end consumer. We refer to them as “inner packaging” because they aren’t intended to be used as shipping mailers and instead are for product protection during transport across their supply chain.

Historically, a virgin clear poly bag has been the primary solution for this type of inner packaging. Thankfully, many forward-thinking fashion brands are looking for more circular, value-aligned sustainable packaging.

Because supply chains are unique and complex, we recognize that no one-size-fits-all solution will work for every brand. Some need complete product protection, others need waterproof material, and others need transparency or translucency. As a result, we have developed a full line of more circular options than a standard virgin poly bag. Our Guide to Sustainable Inner Packaging provides an overview of our choices, why and how we’ve developed them, and which to choose for your specific operations.

Can I use Vela glassine bags to protect and ship art?

Yes - With their toothless, smooth finish and translucency, glassine bags are a polished way to provide inner protection to your art pieces. The bags are sized more for apparel than art, so you may need to size up rather than find dimensions that fit your prints to their exact size. Additionally, these bags contain a print on both sides and subtle air vents that allow air to be released when packaged at the factory. These design features are fine for most art companies.

Why are Vela glassine bags resealable?

This feature is based on direct feedback from the brands themselves. Many complicated supply chains require that bags be opened so apparel can be checked, scanned, and sorted at distribution centers or 3PL fulfillment centers. The adhesive is strong and does not readily come apart unless someone actively tries to open the bag.

Where are Vela glassine bags manufactured?

We source our Vela glassine bags from Seaman Paper. Seaman Paper currently produces Vela bags in China and the US. Our current inventory includes product produced in China (size XL) and the US (balance of sizes). Production standards and product specs are fully aligned across the globe to ensure product consistency.

Over time all EcoEnclose Vela glassine bag stock will reflect 100% US manufacture.

Are Vela glassine bags FSC® certified?

We carry FSC® certification (FSC-C190100) for our Glassine Bags, which are made with virgin material. By choosing FSC®-certified products, you support responsible management of the world’s forests.

Are Vela glassine bags FDA-compliant?

Our glassine bags are FDA-Compliant, meaning the product is compliant with FDA rules and regulations and is created with materials that are FDA-Approved. We recommend ordering case quantities if you plan to use these for direct food contact because our bundles are re-cased in a non-FDA compliant facility.