The Best Fabrics for the Summer Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are quickly approaching! This year, celebrate your favorite countries by creating flags and swag that compliment their national colors. Today, we’re going to highlight 4 of our popular fabric products to help you take your Olympic festivities to the next level!

210 Denier Nylon

210 Denier Nylon Yellow
210 Denier Nylon Yellow

Our 210 denier nylon is lightweight and durable — it’s best for flag making. Denier weighs about 1 pound per linear yard, so be mindful when creating your flags and Summer Olympics swag to keep the weight down.

The 210 Denier Nylon comes in a multitude of colors: from yellow to turquoise. Here are some other uses for this fabric to give you some ideas for what you can create:

  • tents
  • banners
  • cases
  • bags
  • windbreakers

70 Denier Nylon Ripstop

70 Denier ripstop red
70 Denier ripstop red

Ripstop is best for making flags, banners, and similar lightweight items. The durable fabric is made from weaving strong yarn together with the base fabric. Our 70 Denier Nylon Ripstop creates rip-resistant items. We love this material for apparel too because it prevents tears and washes well.

The best part about this fabric is the richness of the colors it comes in — from dark gold to bright purple — and everything in between. 

Our clients have used this nylon fabric for many purposes, especially for the outdoors. Rain jackets, tents, and backpacks are better when made with 70 Denier Ripstop Nylon.

420 Nylon Pack Cloth

420 Denier Nylon Pack Cloth | Purple 60"


Fly your favorite flag! Are you Team USA? Team Croatia? Team Guyana?

Find the colors and fabric stock you need to show everyone who you’re rooting for this year!

This material is best known for its abrasion resistance and tear-resistance. It’s used in bags, clothes, and even vehicle seats! We love the look of this fabric because it has so many colors to choose from.

Our 420 Nylon Pack Cloth is coated in a special polyurethane to make it highly water repellent. So, if you’re in need of fabric that can withstand the elements, this is the right product for you.

The 420 Nylon Pack Cloth is also good for making duffel bags, laundry bags, hunting gear, and so much more.

Regular Nylon Pack Cloth

Nylon Packcloth - Flo. Orange 60"

When it comes to color variety, nothing beats our Regular Nylon Pack Cloth. Pack Cloth is best known for its versatility and durability, especially when it’s coated in polyurethane. The best way to describe Pack Cloth is that it’s the workhorse of fabrics! It can be used in just about anything from: coats, jackets, backpacks, duffel bags, clothes – you name it.

Because of the polyurethane coating on this fabric, you can expect a high level of water repellency. However, remember water repellent does not mean waterproof. So, keep that in mind when creating your Olympic swag for outdoor uses.

Come to Canvas ETC for All Your 2020 Olympic Fabrics

Whether you’re looking for a hard-hitting fabric in Nylon Pack Cloth, or an elegant fabric in ripstop to make an Olympic windbreaker supporting your favorite country, Canvas ETC is the best, most affordable place to look. We carry hundreds of best fabrics and can help you find the right one for your 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics project.