Organza fabric

May 20, 2017

Organza Fabric

Organza fabric is also one of the most popularly used fabrics in the world alongside other artificial blends such as chiffon and art silk.  Organza is a transparent fabric that is used for a large selection of applications.  The fabric is thin and plain weaved and is traditionally created from silk. Cheaper versions of silk organza fabric are also created from synthetic filament fibers such as nylon, rayon and polyester.
 Silk organza, which is naturally more expensive than the manmade varieties, is mostly made in mills along the Yangtze River in China, as well as in the Bangalore region of India. Deluxe and luxury organza is also woven in various regions across Italy and France.  Aside from making clothes and fashion accessories, organza is also used for interior design to produce curtains and upholstery for chairs.  
Organza is conventionally made from yarn whereby the strands are separately twisted tightly before being woven together to provide the texture and the sheen that we associate organza with. The fringe quality of organza makes it a lot more expensive than other artificially made fabrics.

Characteristics of organza

Organza has a crispness to it.  It is also see-through and lightweight. The distinctively fine texture of the fabric gives it a slight shimmer and sheen that catches the light and reflects it perfectly. Owing to this quality, it is often used for special occasion outfits such as prom dresses, cocktail dresses, and bridal gowns.

Types or organza fabric

Crystal organza

This fabric is also light and sheer with a crisp outside texture that is also a little sparkly.  This is the most common variety of organza and is used to produce many items including but not limited to clothes.

Mirror organza

This version has an added hint of shine that captures the light more uniquely than other versions. It is a comfortable fabric that is used mainly for decorative purposes.

Sparkled organza

As the name suggest, this variety of organza sparkles, which makes it perfect for decorating as window scarves and table centerpieces.

Silk organza

This is the most expensive version of organza as it is produced from silk.  This version must be dry cleaned in order to maintain it.

Embroidered organza

This is mirror or crystal organza that has embroidery and embellishments added onto the material. The embroidery may feature different patterns or it may also include applications of rhinestones and sequins to make the fabric more appealing.