December 7, 2010

The Real Deal

Polyester ribbon has its charms, namely, it's really, really, cheap and it's really, really indestructible. But since I like to be able to compost all the mess I make while working, ribbon clippings and all, this latter quality led me to seek out a more biodegradable alternative not derived from petroleum. It took a while, but I finally found some 100% silk ribbon that I really love. And even though it's about three times as expensive as the (really, really cheap) polyester stuff, it's still not too expensive to use for everything requiring a satin weave ribbon. For more casual trimmings I use jute twine or the wonderful organic cotton ribbon I sourced this summer.


  1. You are a class act Mfg! Loving your insistence on quality and kindness to the planet.

  2. Silk is worlds better than polyester good job Ladybug