July 26, 2007

Tomorrow I will pay a visit to MOKUBA for some ribbons

Filed under: daily life,Millinery suppliers — Cristina de Prada @ 10:16 pm

Mokuba ribbon color 9, type 8000My straw hat is blocked and sitting on my table waiting to be finished off. The green veil I was talking about is quite damaged, so perhaps I will just put it around the crown, but not use it as a proper veil. But underneath I would like to put a nice headband, so that’s why I will be visiting Mokuba. Mokuba is a japanese ribbon maker, unfortunately as far as I know they have no website, but this japanese site has the colour cards scanned, check this beautiful grosgrain ribbon in solid colors. I know what you will say, it’s polyester!, I know, it’s polyester, but it’s ribbed so it curves beautifully to adapt to the inside of the hat and feels really nice, so I have no problems using it for the sweatband… although I admit, cotton must be better at absorbing sweat, but I just love the colors and I will stick to it. And we are very happy to have our very own Mokuba shop in Barcelona.

I hope to take some pictures (if they let me) of the shop so you can drule at home!

P.S. If you google it (Mokuba I mean) you will find a lot of rocking horses, because that’s precisely what Mokuba means in Japanese!


  1. Bummer about the veiling, but it will still look marvelous as wrap around.

    You are right, those ribbons are awesome. {mouth hanging open}
    Arlington Texas has a shop called the Ribbon Gardener,


    every color, width, if you can imagine it, they have it, including ribbon from the 1800s, six in wide ribbon etc. I go in and my credit card starts over heating!

    Comment by jill — July 27, 2007 @ 12:51 am

  2. Wow, the Ribbon Gardner looks awsome from what I can see in the pictures. I’m sure in person is even better!

    Comment by cristinadeprada — July 27, 2007 @ 7:33 am

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