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Manila Hemp -
the plant where abaca is derived from. Refer to Abaca
for an explanation.
This versatile fabric is known for its
sheer and lightweight plain weave. It has a medium to high
yarn count and can be made of silk, rayon, nylon, or polyester.
Organza fabric is used for a variety of purposes such as
wedding gowns, ribbons, tablecloths, and bags. This fabric
is also commonly referred to as sheer organza. It comes
in different grades with varying weight of the fabric. Refer
for more information.
To see an example of an wedding favor wrap, please refer
to the colorful Zaarni
Favor Wraps. These organza wraps are often used as alternatives
to traditional tulle rounds/circles. The Laudene Sachet Bag, Issabela
Favor Bag, or Fiore
Bella Favor Bags are also examples of favor
bags using organza with beautiful embroidery
- Fine porcelain is made from firing
china stone and china clay (i.e., kaolin) at extremely high
temperatures. Ancient artifacts indicate that the first
porcelain was found to be produced during the T'ang Dynasty
in 6th A.D. Porcelain is marked by a white or very light,
translucent surface with great durability. The beauty and
durability of porcelain makes it ideal for dinnerware, decorative
vases, and other fine objects for the home - often kept
as family heirlooms.
For an example of porcelain-made wedding favors, please
see the Solilei
Porcelain Slipper, Marikei Porcelain Favor Box, Azuevo
Porcelain Egg, Emélie
Footed Box, and the Fiovalé Porcelain Keepsake Egg. They are ideal for a fairy
tale wedding. Porcelain is a popular alternative to
both ceramic and polyresin-made containers, which break
more easily. Read more about fairy
tale inspired wedding favors or Christmas
- A small bag or pouch
that contains perfumed filling such as potpourri,
powder, or seeds. Some common scents for
sachets include lavender, lily of the valley,
rose, freesia, and gardenia. Scented sachets
are often used in drawers, closets, or doorknobs.
For references to sachets, please see our
Laudene Sachet Bag, Issabela
Favor Bag, or Fiore
Bella Favor Bags, which are often used
shower favors, garden
- This fabric is characterized by a smooth
and glossy surface with a dull back. It is generally made
of silk or rayon fibers.
- Any lightweight fabric such as organza,
chiffon, or crepe. Since these are light fabrics, they are
ideal for warm weather.
- Pure silk is made when silkworm larvae
produce a protein-like filament. When a silkworm forms its
cocoon, it secretes a fluid that is hardened by its own
secreted gum. The cocoon is placed in warm water whereby
the filament is separated and the gum is removed, once the
silk becomes soft. Thereafter, the silk threads are spun
into production. The result is a durable and lustrous thread
of fibers. It is important to note that not all silk produced
from cocoons can be used as fibers; the silk produced by
the Bombyx mori is highly usable for making silk. Different
types of silkworms yield varying textures of silk, as well.
The beauty and fine texture of silk has made it a popular
material for creating a variety of unique gifts.
To see an example, view our Luméseta Silk Favor Pouch and the Saphia
Silk Embroidered Pouch as an example of products made
using 100% luxurious silk fabrics.
- This fabric is classified as a type
of dupioni silk and is named after the province of Shantung
in China. It has a distinctive look and lustrous feel compared
to dupioni silk because it uses a heavier yarn and thus
costs more when used as a material on a dress or bag. The
most notable difference also lies in the appearance of slubs
or bumps in the fabric.
- It is named after a town in south central
France where it was first manufactured. Tulle is characterized
as a lightweight fabric consisting of tiny hexagonal mesh
pattern. A fine, often starched net of silk, rayon, or nylon,
used especially for wedding veils or wedding gowns. It is
very popular especially for wedding favors in Greek cultures
whereby sugared almonds are gathered in set numbers and
wrapped in tulle with a tied ribbon.
Please see Koufeta
for a description of this Greek wedding
practice of giving sugared almonds as wedding
favors. Note that wedding favors have also
become known as wedding souvenirs, wedding
guest favors, guest souvenirs, and favours
throughout the world.
For an example of a tulle-made wedding favors, please refer
to the Bella Tulle Bomboniere or the
Mini Tote Bag. These unique containers are also wonderful
for brides that want to give classic wedding favors to their
guests. Both of these bags are also favorite choices for
bridal shower favors or rehearsal dinners. Read more about