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A Quick History of the Popular Organza Ribbon

I’m sure you are quite familiar with the many different kinds of ribbon that are in use these days. You have probably opened—maybe even wrapped—a gift or two in your lifetime. But did you know that there are many different kinds of ribbon? People use them for so many different things?

Indeed, the way we use ribbon today is only one (or two) of the many ways ribbon has been used for a very long time.

One type of ribbon, for example, has become very popular in North America as an exquisite finishing touch to any great gift wrapping, as well as a host of other decorations.

What Is Organza Ribbon?

Traditionally, Organza ribbon was made from silk. It was common to countries like China, India, and France, of course, where silk was a common threading material.  This ribbon was made by plainly weaving very thin and fine, tightly-twisted single threads into a yarn. Since it was originally made from silk, this thread—and the resulting fabric—would be thin and very sheer, lightweight, of course, but also crisp and fresh in its look .

The material came to be quite popular as a ribbon textile for the same reason, of course, that silk is a popular clothing textile.  Over time, of course, we have learned that we can make a variety of materials out of other fibers and now it is common to find organza ribbon made from cotton and even polyester.  This changes the constitution, somewhat, but more importantly can improve production and lower costs.

How Organza Ribbon Is Used Today?

It is, perhaps, most common to find the delicate-looking organza ribbon, today, in bombonieres wrapping or to close up a gris-gris type bag for party favors.  You might also see a miniature organza ribbon bow on a greeting card—or a wedding invitation—or larger organza bows on a flower bouquet or even a chair cover (for a wedding reception, for example).  Indeed, organza makes for a high-quality, and very exquisite, large bow that is also quite sturdy.