Where did the word "duffle" (as in "duffle bag") come from, and how did it come to be associated with a bag?

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As mahmoud koya and Jim have already said in the comments, the word "Duffel" comes from a Belgium town of the same name where the first duffel bags were made using the 'duffel' cloth.

From Wiktionary:


After the Belgian town of Duffel, which produced the thick cloth from which early duffel bags were made.

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