Grosgrain is a great ribbon because it is as tough as it is appealing. Grosgrain can be made out of silk or rayon. The main feature of this ribbon is it's narrow horizontal ribs. These ribs give this ribbon a wonderful texture. A lot of the grosgrain ribbons you see in craft stores are dull without any sheen. Some of ours are as well, but we also cary higher quality grosgrain that catches the light beautifully. This silky Grosgrain is as shimmery as satin and would not be out of place in a wedding.