1" silk cording ribbon, is made in India or Nepal,and is repurposed silk fabric. The ribbon has been wrapped with a silver thread tocreate a unique trim or yarn. The ends or remnants of the silk would otherwise be treated as trash, and sent to a landfill. This wonderful ability to create jobs for women otherwise not able to sustain an income, is what fair trade is all about. This silk ribbon is sewn in strips end to end to make this wonderful yarn for trim, quilting, Kumihimo mixed media, altered art, embellishments, beading, scrapbooking, jewelry, knitting Journaling Fringe and more. These are ribbons that are 1" wide. and frayed lightly on the edges, for a shabby chic look.