Organza is a sheer plain weave fabric that is originally made of silk. Today, the modern organza fabric is woven using synthetic fibers like nylon or polyester. The fibers are woven over and under each thread, resulting in a stronger and more durable fabric. Aside from being crisp and sheer, organza is also lightweight and has the right amount of sheen.
Because of its light weight and dressy appearance, organza is perfect for bridal wear or veil. It is also commonly used as an overlay for cocktails and evening dresses because of its translucent properties. It is also a common fabric in the arts and crafts industry in creating flowers, bows, gift containers and fabric necklaces.
Organza requires some maintenance as it should be washed using warm water. Care must be practiced when drying this fabric as it is not resistant to heat. To protect the fabric from heat while drying, the dryer must be set to low heat tumble dry setting.