Satin ribbon can be made from silk, satin, or polyester. It is often sold double faced (shiny on both sides) or single faced (shiny on one side, dull on the other). Acetate satin ribbon is made with a stiffening agent which helps prevent fraying and is polished with a shiny satin finish. It is often used for classy events such as weddings and bridal showers and is also a vibrant way to wrap gifts. Satin is also used to adorn clothes, hair, and flowers. A solid color satin ribbon can also be a way to show your affinity with a cause and bring awareness to an important issue.