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About Grosgrain Ribbon

Napoleon once said, "A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon." The famous French general and emperor probably wasn't just referring to any old ribbon, because he was likely talking about grosgrain ribbon. The close weaves and fine cords of grosgrain gives ribbons the kind of sumptuous quality that they need to draw attention. This characteristic ribbed appearance comes from the use of heavier fabric in the weft (the transverse thread) than the warp (the threads running lengthwise), and because grosgrain has a little bit of luster, just enough to catch the eye but not so much as to be ostentatious, it makes ideal ribbons for formal wear. Grosgrain ribbons also help to indicate the special nature of a gift to the person receiving it, and for whatever purposes you might need these ribbons, you can find plenty of new ones on eBay. Sellers on the site offer grosgrain ribbons in a variety of colors and widths, ranging from 3/8 inch to 2 inches. Perhaps best of all, you don't need to fight long and hard to get it, as yards of grosgrain ribbon can be yours with just a few simple clicks of your mouse.