Made of heavy duty kraft paper, these thicken gift bags can hold up to 13 pound without tearing and the terrific fabric handles are sturdy enough to carry its weight. No stray glue any where like other paper bags do and the flat solid bottom can make it stand easily. Kraft paper bags are BIO-DEGRADABLE and RECYCLABLE. No peculiar smell and look a lot classier than giving customers those plastic ones as gifts bags. These brown gift bags are made of 100% Recycled Paper.