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.
Fibers made with 100% FSC Certified virgin paper. May also include additives, adhesives, and ink.
Made with transparent paper allowing for easy barcode scanning and product visibility.
Protects products from humidity, moisture, and dust while allowing them to breathe in transit.
Paper fibers do not contain added synthetic polymers. May include synthetic adhesives.
Commonly accepted in most curbside recycling programs across the US.
Manufactured in China and printed in the USA.
Custom Glassine Bags
Create an exceptional customer experience with custom kraft bags. Add your branding starting at just 500 units. Printed with HydroSoy or Algae Ink™, our kraft bags can be branded on one side in one color.
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|Material||100% FSC Certified virgin paper fiber|
|Thickness||21.5 lb gauge|
|Material Features||No silicone additives/coatings
No poly additives/coatings
Acid-free (pH ranging from 7-9)
|Functionality||Self-seal, resealable adhesive closure
Hidden vent slits
|End-of-Life||Curbside recyclable with paper
|Origin||Made in China|
|Bag Color||White, translucent|
|Print Color||Pantone Color Matching System (PMS)|
|Ink Type||HydroSoy Ink|
|Print Option||Post-production: 1-sided, 1-color
Inline: custom printing, additional sizes, vendor drop shipping, and more - request quote
WIDTH x HEIGHT + FLAP
|Product Code||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|
Yes - see bulk discount table below. Buy more, save more!
|XS, S||Discount||M, L, XL||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%|
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.
Yes - We are thrilled to offer algae ink as a printing option on glassine bags. Learn more about algae ink here and select algae ink as your ink color when placing your custom order.
All of these bags are designed to protect apparel and other soft goods from the point at which they are produced at a factory (often overseas) 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 options for their internal 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 Comprehensive Guide to Inner Packaging provides an excellent overview of our choices, why and how we’ve developed them, and which to choose for your specific operations.
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.
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.
Shop Clearance Glassine Bags for more size variety. While supplies last.
Historically, these bags were manufactured in China. While we are now opening up domestic manufacturing for these bags, we will continue manufacturing lines in China. Why? Glassine bags are used for inner product protection rather than as a shipping solution. For most companies, the essential function of glassine bags or clear poly bags is to protect products (typically apparel) as they are transported from the manufacturer to distribution centers to retail stores or fulfillment centers. Because many brands manufacture their products in Asia, it makes ecological sense also to manufacture internal packaging in Asia. Vela Glassine Bags are manufactured in Dongguan, China, in a facility with very high social standards and compliance requirements and adheres to the “Workplace Standards” of some of the world’s largest apparel and footwear brands. The facility was SA8000 certified from 2014-2017 and is ISO 14001 & ISO 9001 certified.
The paper used to manufacture these Eco Glassine Bags comes from British Columbia, Canada. The tree species used are a controlled blend of Western Yellow; Red Cedar and BC Interior Spruce, Pine; Fir (SPF). We recognize that many brands manufacture goods in North America. Some companies produce their apparel in-house and use internal packaging to separate and protect finished goods in their domestic warehouse. Finally, we know artists often use glassine to protect their goods. Because of these situations, we are pleased to launch US manufacturing of these bags in 2023.