Where to buy Ribbons in Malaysia
You may be asking where to buy ribbons in Malaysia, and there are actually a few places that sell ribbons around the Klang Valley.
In most cases, the best place to buy ribbons is around Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur, otherwise known as the Klang Valley.
Several shops sell them, usually sewing shop or craft shops, all located throughout the Klang Valley. Some of these shops are located in malls and some at the normal shop lots in the city and outskirts.
Update December 2020 – Please note that as of January 2020, we do not sell ribbons anymore.
Where to buy Ribbons in Malaysia?
Ribbons are widely used for all kinds of crafts, scrapbooking, gift wrapping and haberdashery work, and most of the ribbons found in Malaysia are quite standard.
The ribbons range from satin, organza, grosgrain, printed and even paper, among the many types available at selected shops.
Where to buy Ribbons in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur?
Below is a list of shops that sell ribbons around Malaysia and you should also contact them to see if they have what you are looking for.
The reason is that certain colours are highly-popular and may be out of stock, or a certain type or design is no longer in production.
Below is a list of where to buy ribbons in Malaysia;
1. Green Daun Craft Shop (No longer sells ribbons)
This new concept new age craft supply store in Damansara Perdana stocks all kinds of satin ribbons ranging from 1/4 inch (3 mm) right till 3 inches (76 mm) and in
various selected colors.
Update June 2017 – Many of the satin ribbon colours are out of stock. We are clearing our ribbons, hence not re-stocking them at all.
The ribbons sold here are from reputable suppliers who import quality satin ribbons and there are more than 30 colors available where the basic ones are also sold by the meter.
Some grosgrain, organza, lace, metallic, and satin mix organza ribbons are available, but the massive stock they carry is mainly satin ribbons.
Green Daun used to export satin ribbons worldwide; hence we carry quality stock, but we no longer do the export business; therefore, they are clearing their ribbons at an excellent discount.
Some of them are up to 50% of the market price, so if you are looking for various sizes and colours of satin ribbons in Malaysia, look them up.
Update Dec 2016 – We no longer have stock for White, Black, Purple, Green, Red in 1″ Inch Ribbons. For 2 inch and 3-inch ribbons, we only have a few rolls of White, Silver left.
We also have no more stock for pure organza ribbons in all sizes and do not have grosgrain or checkered ribbons.
- Ribbon Grades: You can expect Grade A and B here
- Price: Reasonably affordable
Update December 2020 – Please note that as of January 2020, Green Daun does not sell ribbons anymore.
2. Spotlight Malaysia
Australia craft and home decor chain which sells premium quality ribbons. Spotlight has a wide collection with many ribbons, but they are costly than other shops in Malaysia.
You can find ribbons that are made in China and repacked under the Australian importers and then sold here.
On a recent visit in July 2016, they have a lot of smaller sized ribbons and not much in wider types, however, you can find many different types of ribbons here.
- Ribbon Grades: Grade A only
- Price: $$$$$ (Most expensive in Malaysia)
3. Bunga Reben
One of the original popular haberdashery and ‘hantaran’ shops in Kuala Lumpur with three outlets, they are probably the most popular shops to get all kinds of craft and sewing items.
However, the prices are slightly higher than Green Daun and the locations are around Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Chow Kit area in KL, meaning, parking is a issue around these popular places.
- Ribbon Grades: Grade A and B
- Price: $$$$
This home decor outlet has chains all over Malaysia and focuses on a lot of decoration for your home.
They used to be well known as they cater to the ‘hantaran’ business (Local Wedding Business) therefore have a large craft section.
The quality of the ribbons here are generally Grade C types and offer wholesale for businesses. However, you need to apply to be a business buyer who requires a deposit and will go through a process.
Many years ago, they stocked better quality ribbons and a wide colour range, but the colour range has decreased in recent years, and quality has dropped.
Update June 2018 – SSF no longer brings in new ribbons, hence you only see the old stock on sale.
- Ribbon Grades: Grade C and D
- Price: $$$
The main Macy store in Sri Kembangan is where you can find the ribbons, and most of the selections are imported from China.
The stock standard satin and organza ribbons with a few other fabric types, but after we visited the outlet, we found that the quality there was also from the C grade types.
They do wholesale; therefore, it will be cheaper to buy them in bulk, but you need to see the quality first again. Colour selections are not wide, but they carry the standard colours.
- Ribbon Grades: Grade C and D
- Price: $$
6. Daiso Malaysia
The popular Japanese chain outlet has stores in practically every shopping mall in Malaysia.
After visiting many outlets, we found that they carry a very limited supply of ribbons, mainly lace and printed ribbons sold in one-meter rolls only.
As you may already know, the price is RM5.90 therefore, if you need some last minute cute Japanese ribbons, you can find them here. You won’t be finding satin or organza ribbons here too.
- Ribbon Grades: Grade A & B
- Price: $$
7. Fun Cheer
I call this the ‘Chaiso’ of Malaysia, where they have about 5-6 outlets all over the Klang Valley.
Chaiso because they are the China Daiso where you can find just about anything cheap here.
From home decor, household items, stationery, gardening to crafts and party decorations. Fun Cheer also stocks very little ribbons, but they are very poor quality.
Again, if you are on a very serious budget, maybe here is the right place but you won’t be finding a wide variety here. Also, in Chinese New Year time, you can find a lot of red satin ribbons here.
- Ribbon Grades: Grade D mostly
- Price: $
8. Online Shops Selling Ribbons in Malaysia
These are small business operators who take stocks from various suppliers and then resell them online.
The prices are not as low as you think they are, but it suits those who prefer to buy online. Some of them also sell ribbons in yards or meters too.
We checked a few of them and the ribbon selections are poor, as in variety and colors but you may find the most common colors and sizes from these online ribbon shops in Malaysia.
- Ribbon Grades: Grade C & D mostly
- Price: $$$$
9. Florist and Gift Shops in Malaysia
These outlets usually don’t sell the ribbons as they use them for their own floral bouquets, gift wrapping and decorations.
Therefore, it is not recommended to check out these florist and gift shops in Malaysia for ribbon supplies unless you are going to buy a gift and have it wrapped by them.
- Ribbon Grades: Grade C and D mostly
- Price: Varies
10. Stationery Shops in Malaysia
Some stationary shops do carry ribbons, but most of the time, they are very straight forward and standard colors like black, white, gold and red.
The variety is also simple, meaning you may find a quarter, half and maybe one-inch ribbons.
Prices are costly as they usually sell the ribbons by meters or spools.
- Price: $$$$
Tips on where to buy ribbons in Malaysia
Overall, the above list is probably the best places on where to buy ribbons in Malaysia, and there are, in fact, other smaller shops that have very basic ribbons.
Most of the time, for gift wrapping and floral bouquets, if you want to do craft projects, it is best to check out the proper shops that sell ribbons.
On a professional note, most of the shops would not know the actual names of certain ribbons and may not be able to assist you on certain uses of these ribbons.
It is always best to ask the sales assistant or shop owner about the ribbon use and other details.
Or you can call the shops up and ask before going. This will save you a lot of time and money.
Types of Ribbons in Malaysia
- Satin Ribbons
- Organza Ribbons
- Grosgrain Ribbons
- Velvet Ribbons
- Lace Ribbons
- Fabric Ribbons
- Plastic Ribbons
- Metallic Ribbons
- Jacquard Ribbons
- Satin mix Organza Ribbons
- Picot Edge Ribbons
- Printed Ribbons
- Burlap Ribbons
- Paper Ribbons
- Pull Ribbons
- Scented Ribbons
Most of the ribbons mentioned above are available in Malaysia, but are very hard to come by and only certain shops carry some of them.
This means you need to visit different shops for different types of ribbons. The more unique the ribbons are, the more pricey they can become too.
Satin ribbons in Malaysia are mostly single-sided; this means that the satin shine is on the top side of the ribbon while the bottom part is not shiny.
There are double-sided or double-faced satin ribbons available, but these are more expensive, almost 50% more than the normal single faced satin ribbons.
How to go to Green Daun Craft Shop?
We are located in Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, and you can read this article on how to go to the Green Daun craft shop.
The article has direction information and also photos showing our shop. Alternatively, you can always call us for detailed directions.
The Green Daun Craft Shop also sells other craft items like macrame cords and materials, dream catcher materials, crystal beads, jewellery findings and accessories and many other items.
We do offer special Dream Catcher making classes at our shop, and these are by appointment only.
For those who are making dream catchers or other crafts, and want to know where to buy feathers in PJ Malaysia, we have them in stock.
Update December 2020 – Please note that as of January 2020, we at Green Daun do not sell ribbons anymore.
We hope this article on where to buy ribbons in Malaysia has come in helpful, and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comment form below or contact us directly. Happy Crafting!