Organza is a thin, plain-weave, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk. Woven from thin and continuous filaments of silk, it also makes use of thin artificial filament fibres of polyester or nylon. Once limited to trimming of dresses, neckwear or evening dresses, the Indian saree has seen the potential of organza to widen its range of its use.
By plain weave, we mean, the warp and weft are aligned so that they form a simple criss-cross pattern. Each weft thread crosses the warp threads by going over one, then under the next, and so on. The next weft thread goes under the warp threads that its neighbour went over, and vice versa. This forms a simple, straightforward but sturdy pattern or lattice of threads. The fineness or count of the organza can be from coarse to very fine based on the closeness of the lattice threads.
Organza is also woven with cotton fibres and the sheer cotton weave is known as organdie or organdy.
Silk organza is found more in countries like China and deluxe organzas in France and Italy. In India and the States though widely used the organza is made out of artificial silks like a mix of nylon and polyester that make it more usable, cost effective and smooth to touch.
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- As attire, there are scores of applications. Wedding sarees, soft dresses, evening wear, wraps inner linings, borders and a host of others.
- The interiors market uses it for effects in drawing rooms and bedrooms for a ‘cosy’ feel and as light curtains for windows and between rooms.
- It does fine to use large space better by creating smaller portions by creating translucent organza separators.
- The enduring quality of the weave allows for graphic pictures to be printed on it directly with the help of a computer and printer. Like a dreamy illusion on a bolder background. Naturally they would be fashionable fabrics or art portraits as wall hangings or any other innovative use that you can think of.
- There are other uses like diffusing of lights by using organza shades where the bulbs are low heat, net curtains for the romantic touch in a bedroom where it could be hanging from a centre and flowing down on four sides to encircle the bed.
- But when it comes to shine and flow, chiffon has the edge since organza has a more ‘matte’ or dull glow finish and is much stiffer fabric compared to the smooth and easy flowing chiffon.
- Both are woven from silk or synthetic fibres but because of their different finish, chiffon is used for gowns, sleeves, overskirts, layered wraps and such fabrics whereas organza is used more for layered gowns, veils, trains and layered skirts, in other words, as an inner lining.
- Chiffon is used for stylish wear and serves best for outdoor weddings and fashion occasions. Organza is also used for similar purposes but being more utilitarian in comparison is preferred for maintenance of structure. It serves well for fabrics that call for stiffness for considerable periods of time.
For Indian fabrics like the saree and the salwar kameez, organza suits fine because not only is it a good substitute for silk in appearance and quality but being light and structurally good it allows for a crispness to be maintained all through the day that even chiffon finds hard to match.
A great advantage of organza fabrics is its very good affinity to colours and hence one can find a whole range of apparel of pleasing and varied colours and hues. The Unnati range of Maheshwari handloom organzas, Banarasi and Maheshwari Sico organza handloom saris, in vibrant colours, with exquisite embroidery and catchy jacquard woven patch borders provide the wide display of variety and excitement. Fresh feel fabrics that match the mood and enhance the appeal, they brighten the environs with their scintillating range.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery type="nivo" interval="3" images="6557,6583,6550,6581,6563,6584,6564,6575,6580,6576,6582" onclick="link_image" custom_links_target="_self" img_size="600*600"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]As with other fabrics, Organza has already secured a place for itself in the world of fabrics. The creation of an airy and light atmosphere of slight opulence, it provides a soothing and relaxed setting that one can bask in. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]