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Old 05-04-2009, 05:56
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Question Grosgrain vs Satin Ribbon

I have a question/curiosity.... Why is grosgrain seem to be the ribbon of choice for most hair bow makers? Why is satin used only occasionally? I really like satin and prefer it over grosgrain. Stacking Bows, and even Basic Bows are not as think in the center with satin ribbon. Also I think satin is just richer and more elegant looking. I would love some feedback.

What type of ribbon do you use for your bows and why??
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:07
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Default Re: Grosgrain vs Satin Ribbon

I use grosgrain because it holds its shape better then satin. Satin is very flimsy.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:06
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Default Re: Grosgrain vs Satin Ribbon

i use a combination of both, but that's just me,i too love the look of satin, but find it's harder to keep up or maintain it's shape when trying to do some patterns or ribbon folding for certain types of bows--it's just personal pref., right now what's in is grosgrain and just what most customers are looking for--so you gotta make what sells right?
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:16
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Default Re: Grosgrain vs Satin Ribbon

I use both, but Satin (for me) takes more shaping, and a lot more starch. I use satin when I need something to look fancy or elegant. Grosgrain is easier to work with (IMO) since it doesn't slide on me.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:37
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Default Re: Grosgrain vs Satin Ribbon

Thanks for all the answers so far. I am working on a hair bow tool that makes it easy to work with both satin and grosgrain. Looks like it will hit mass merchandise by late 2009. The tool keeps creases in satin, and holds tight. But beyond that I wasn't sure what the issues where. From what I can tell it is also because of customers' preferences and holding shape. Any others?

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