Most woven tote bags are sewn together from fabric that you can find in your local supermarket or neighborhood craft store. Since the fabric is already made and processed, woven totes are generally easy to make in the comfort of your own home.
Non woven fabrics, on the other hand, are really just plastic in disguise, and they get their name from their manufacturing process. Instead of thread being intertwined together, non woven fabrics are made up of tiny fibers, or melted plastic, that has been chemically, thermally, or mechanically bonded together during production.
Non woven fabrics are more versatile than woven fabrics. They provide stretchability, resilience, strength, softness, and cushioning. Aside from tote bags, non wovens are also used to make diapers, bed sheets, dusters, dryer sheets, tea bags, bandages, and so much more!