People use a wide variety of ribbons these days, and for so many different reasons!  Of course if you have ever wrapped—or, at least, opened—a gift in your lifetime then you have likely encountered these decorative strips of colored fabric.

But because there are so many fabulous and imaginative uses for ribbon these days—so many you probably couldn’t think of them all—you may not be aware of the most popular types of ribbon used in North America. This is the Orgnza Ribbon.

What is Organza Ribbon?

First of all, you should know that Organza ribbon was originally fashioned from silk. Organza ribbon was most commonly used in countries like India, China, and France; parts of the world where silk was a popular threading material. Organza ribbons are made through the simple weaving of a very thin and fine, tightly-twisted, threading of single [silk] yarn strands. Obviously, since the original material was made from silk, fabric made from this thread was thin and sheer, lightweight and crisp, luxurious and fresh.  All in all, the Organza ribbon always has an exquisitely light but lively look that is subtly soft to the touch.

This highly coveted material, of course, became increasingly popular as a fashionable textile for ribbon making, pretty much for the exact same reason that silk had previously grown to become a popular textile for clothing.  After many years, as you can probably imagine, we came to learn that organza ribbon can be possibly made out of many other materials; perhaps as a result of needing to use less expensive or more readily available fabrics. Today, then, you can find organza ribbon that is made out of other natural fibers like cotton as well as common synthetic fibers like polyester.  Of course, this does change the original constitution of the ribbon, in a way, but it does help to increase production for widespread use.

Organza Ribbon Uses in Today’s World

Today, Organza ribbon is now, perhaps, most common as bombonieres wrapping or as a shutter for gris-gris type bags (like you would find as a party favor).  Miniature organza ribbons are also common to greeting cards (and, similarly, wedding invitations, etc).  You also might find larger organza ribbons used to tie up a big flower bouquet or to cover a chair (again, for a wedding, though this time on a chair at a wedding reception).