Poly ribbons are a type of ribbon, or a Ribbon Family. To fall under the Poly Ribbons category, the ribbon must met the following criteria: it must be non-woven, made from textile yarns like satin, nylon, or polyester, and bonded by an adhesive like plastic. Because of the way poly ribbons are made, their texture feels more smooth and plastic-feeling than fabric ribbons. Their texture can be described as slightly soft, flat, thin, and lightly textured. All poly ribbons have a beautiful sheen on them from the plastic materials used to make them. And some poly ribbons have vibrant finishes on them like lacquered poly ribbon.