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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:

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A fabric with a crinkied or puckered affect, generally in the direction to the warp, which is created either by tension weaving or through the application of a caustic soda solution which shrinks...

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