Product care, fabric colors and fabrics used

Tuff Bags® Care instructions, materials used and how Care instructions and general cleaning for your hand-crafted Tuff Bags


  • A damp cloth or sponge is generally sufficient to wipe off the daily grime from your bag.
  • The urethane pack cloth naturally repels liquids, dirt, mildew, and other grime.
  • The textile industry rates our pack cloth as DWR (durable water repellent), which is just one rating below waterproof.
  • All TuffBaggs are machine washable (cold water only).
  • However, in order to maintain the DWR / water repellence of your product, we recommend that you surface wash first and limit the amount of machine washing to rare occasions.
  • We only recommend air drying of your bag -- our bags dry very quickly. Do not dry the bag in any other way (no machine dryer or air dryers).
  • Never dry clean your bag.
  • Never use use chlorine or non-chlorine bleach.
  • cotton kippahs / yarmulkes can be machines washed and dried.
  • Tapestry kippahs and the tapestry trim kippahs must be dry cleaned.
  • Matzo cases can be machine washed and dried.

Description of Materials used in Tuff Bags®
Our materials are 100 % American produced and we use only American (upstate New York)seamstresses. All of products are produced here in the USA, in beautiful Upstate New York!


Pack cloth


  • long lasting durability and strength
  • unaffected by mildew, and rot
  • waterproof urethane coating rendering the item DWR (durable water repellant)
  • abrasion resistant, tear resistant and will not fray
  • will not bleed or fade
  • incredibly light but incredibly strong and sturdy
  • more versatile and lighter than leather
  • very easy to fold and pack away, retaining its original size, wrinkle free
  • 8.6 ounces per yard - medium weight cloth
  • this is a nylon cordura cloth fabric (420 Denier) is NOT microfabric -- pack cloth is a superior fabric
  • from left to right: royal blue, neon pink dark purple, navy blue, bright red, black


  • The majority of the tapestries used in our Tapestry TuffBaggs ® are made here in the USA.
  • All of the tapestries used are woven and are coated with fabric protectant (scotch guard).
  • All our tapestries are a cotton / polyester blend and many are 100 % cotton.
  • We line our tapestry bags as well as our tapestry yarmulkes.


We use only 100 % cotton designer prints and novelties for our hats/kippot/yarmulkes. These fabrics are pictured with these products.

Nylon webbing (black)

  • long lasting durability and strength
  • unaffected by mildew, and rot UV resistant
  • strong and durable yet gentle on the hands
  • machine washable with air drying recommended

Insulbrite or Insul brite

This awesome and very light weight insulator is USA made by the warm company. We use this very versatile fabric in our epipen cases. We also use it in our Judaica mats.

Zippers, hardware, hook and loop, thread

TuffBaggs uses black YKK zippers, known for their strength, durability, weather proof properties and long-life. These zippers are easy to use and generally do not freeze in adverse conditions. We fully warrant our zippers.
We exclusively use USA made hook and loop that provides the maximum strength and durability. Colors are coordinated or black is used.
TuffBaggs uses durable heavy duty acetal resin black hardware in all of its products. These light weight and functional necessities do not sacrifice quality or endurance, will not rust, and will not be affected by changes in our general yearly weather conditions.
TuffBaggs uses SYB69 nylon thread -- a heavy duty thread that provides incredibly strong seams that are, at minimum, triple stitched !