When Kevin Downey, owner and president of State Line Bag Company, came across a large quantity of organic cotton muslin bags in mid 2011, he knew he was on to something big and the company Downey had started as a liquidation business quickly switched focus. “I was buying and selling large quantities of liquidated products but the market for cotton muslin bags was so strong that I started working to develop merchandise to complement the original product,” Downey explains. “Our products are all organic, natural and vintage looking.” The economy cotton muslin bag, which started it all, is washable and reusable and wholesales for $.06 to $.07. A larger economy bag wholesales for $.15 to $.20. “These bags are an appealing way for flea market vendors to package smaller items that they want to protect, like jewelry and sunglasses,” he adds.
“Flea market vendors also like our cotton drawstring backpacks,” Downey says. “They are great as beach or pool bags, for overnight trips, birthday party favors, the gym, or any time you need a small, lightweight bag.” The backpacks are 100 percent cotton and 14″ by 18″ with 100″ drawstrings for easy carrying. In addition to plain, the backpacks are available in two printed collections. The Destination Collection reflects popular vacation spots such as New York City, Hawaii and Key West. “The Designer Collection has some cute custom designs,” Downey notes. “The US flag one is cool, the peace one fits with the organic nature of our products and the butterfly one is very colorful. All three are big sellers.”
Wholesale pricing for the plain backpack ranges from $1.16 to $3.08, depending on quantity, and it retails for $7. Designer backpacks are printed on both sides in full color and wholesale pricing ranges from $1.37 to $3.64. The suggested retail price is $10. “We offer free shipping on the first order,” Downey adds.
This summer, the company is launching a premium cotton muslin bag that is heavier and has a higher thread count than its economy line. “The bag will be great for those in the craft industry because people can put their own unique designs on them,” Downey explains. “We’ll sell them for $.06 to $.50, depending on quantity and bag size.” To further support its wide range of buyers, State Line Bag Company also custom designs bags.
For more information:
State Line Bag Company
4745 W. 136th St.
Leawood, KS 66224
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