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What is "Organza" - Definition & Explanation

Organza is a thin, plain weave, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk, the continuous filament of silkworms. Nowadays, though many organzas are woven with synthetic filament fibers such as polyester or nylon, the most luxurious organzas are still woven in silk.
A thin, transparent silk, rayon or nylon fabric made in a plain weave and given a stiff, wiry finish.
A crisp, sheer, lightweight plain weave fabric, with a medium to high yarn count, made of silk, rayon, nylon, or polyester. The fabric is used primarily in evening and wedding apparel for women.
Sheer, thin, stiff, wiry, plain weave fabric of hard-twistedsilk or manmade filament fibers. Crushes easily but canreadilypressed.Used for evening gowns, trimmings.
A thin but stiff plain woven silk fabric.
A crisp, sheer, lightweight plain-weave fabric, with a medium to high yarn count, made of silk, rayon, nylon, or polyester. The fabric is used primarily in evening and wedding apparel for women. It has a very wiry feel. It crushes or musses fairly easily, but it is easily pressed. Organza is a dressy type of fabric that sometimes has a silvery sheen.
A Thin, Plain Weave, Sheer Fabric Of Silk Or Synthetic Filament Yarn Such As Polyester Or Nylon . Used For Evening Or Party Wear, Bridal Wear, Curtains, Millinery.
Similar to chiffon but heavier and with more body.
A stiff, sheer, plain weave fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A short, lightweight, cotton-like, vegetable fiber found in the seed pods of the Bombocaceae tree. Because of its brittle quality, it is generally not spun. However, its buoyancy and moisture...
The process of physically compressing (or shrinking) woven fabrics so that they don't shrink unacceptably when a customer washes them. Most fabric processes work under tension that stretch fabrics as...
A yarn composed of one or more filaments that run the whole length of the yarn. NOTE: Yarns of one filament and of more than one filament are known as monofilament and multi-filament yarns...
A strong, firm, tightly woven, durable fabric usually of cotton but sometimes of linen, hemp or other fibers. It is usually plain weave but sometimes with a crosswise rib. It is produced in a variety...
To align strands of FILLING YARN and push them up close together as they are woven. The REED accomplishes this by advancing and receding from the cloth after each passage of the SHUTTLE, driving each...

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