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Our Story


BAG MAKERS is Founded


First Industry Trade Show & Catalog


Larger Facility in Woodstock, IL


New Headquarters Built in Union, IL


First PPAI Supplier Star Award/1 Million Bags Printed in 1 Day


Sandford Receives ASI’s Woman of Distinction Award


Big Thunder® Takes Industry by Storm


First Counselor Top 40 Supplier & Power 50 List Rankings


CNBC Turns Spotlight on BAG MAKERS


Sandford Honored with PPAI Women of Achievement Award


BAGMAKERS celebrated 40 years in business.

BAG MAKERS is a leading printed bag supplier that offers more than 200 products and a variety of versatile imprint methods to the promotional products industry. Founder and CEO Maribeth Sandford started Bag Makers in 1980 to provide quality printing, fast service, and lower-minimum order options for imprinted bags. Today, the family-owned business has nearly 385 employees and more than 225,000 square feet of office, production, and warehouse space.

Bag Makers partners exclusively with distributors to sell more than 90 million bags annually. We specialize in bags made from non-woven/PET non-woven/USA-made non-woven, R-PET, cotton/jute, paper, plastic, polyester, laminated, and mesh material. We also offer special packaging items, such as printed tissue, ribbon, and bows. Many BAG MAKERS products are reusable or made from recycled materials, making them suitable for eco-friendly promotions. Bag Makers’ strong inventory ensures we can fulfill orders quickly; we have an exceptional 98% on-time delivery rate.

Bag Makers offers custom services through our Design Centre team. Our domestic and global design and manufacturing capabilities can fulfill larger quantities beyond those listed for standard products in our catalog. These custom services allow customers to build a bag unique—often exclusive—to them, as they can determine the bag’s dimensions, features, closures, pockets, handles and decorative accents.

BAG MAKERS is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and is honored to be a recipient of industry awards and customer recognition, including:

  • Counselor Top 40 Supplier
  • ASI 5-Star Supplier
  • SAGE A-Rated Supplier
  • 2023 PPAI 100 Company
  • PPAI Pyramid Award Winner
  • Print+Promo Marketing Supplier Excellence Award Winner

How to Buy Our Bags

BAG MAKERS sells its products through a national network of promotional marketing distributorships that specialize in creative marketing and custom-imprinted merchandise.