How do I care for my ribbon?
When you receive your ribbon you may need to leave it to hang for a day or so to allow the curl to drop out, alternatively you can iron it gently.
Store away from direct light, so the colour does not fade.
If you need to wash your ribbon, do so in cool water and dry away from direct heat or light.
Can I get longer lengths than 1.5m?
We cut our ribbons on the bias which is what gives them a lovely soft drape, but because of this the maximum length we can cut is 1.5m. If you want a longer length you can easily stitch two lengths together.
What do you dye the ribbons with?
We dye all our silks with natural plant dyes. A lot of the dyes are made from plants found in our own gardens. There are some plants which aren't as readily available so these are purchased as dried material which we can then make the dyes from.
Are the dyes colour-fast?
We use a mordant to fix the colour into the silk, however we cannot guarantee that the colour won't transfer if the fabric gets wet.
Do the colours on the website accurately represent the ribbons?
Due to the way silk reflects light, and the tonal variations in plant-dyed fabrics it's tricky to capture the exact colour of the ribbons but the photos on our website are pretty close to the true colour. If you are looking to match colours for an event we recommend ordering a sample card (these will soon be available to order online but in the meantime just drop us an email.)
We dye the silk in batches, and due to the natural process there maybe slight variations of colour between batches so cannot guarantee an exact match, get in touch if you have any queries.
Do you offer wholesale?
We are now offering businesses a discount on large orders, please contact us for more details on how to apply for a trade account.
Can I place a custom order?
As we are just finding our feet after taking over the business we are not currently accepting custom orders, but we hope to in the near future.
Do you ship internationally?
We are based in the UK and at present the shipping options are just for UK deliveries, but we certainly can ship internationally. Send us an email with the details of your order and we can provide a quote for shipping costs.