The word 'purple' comes from the Old English word purpul which derives from the Latin purpura, in turn from the Greek πορφύρα (porphura), name of the Tyrian purple dye manufactured in classical antiquity from a mucus secreted by the spiny dye-murex snail. Don't worry, our purple tissue confetti is snail-dye free. Our bulk confetti is sold by the pound and available in a wide range of colors. Works perfectly with any of our confetti blowers or cannons. Our rectangle confetti falls slow for that picture-perfect moment you desire. Contact us for custom color assortments. Brightly colored and perfect for weddings, theatrical performances, concerts, trophy presentations and any other special event! -Flame-Resistant -Slow Falling -Average size 1"