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Georgette Fabric

Georgette Fabric

What is Georgette? 

  • Georgette is typically similar to crepe fabric, that is, it is made from pure silk and synthetic fibers like polyester and rayon.
  • It is lightweight, sheer, and has a matte finish. 
  • The fabric is woven by using twisted yarns that are created by applying a crinkle effect on the surface. 
  • It is often available in solid colors but can also be printed with floral designs.
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History

  • Georgette fabric was introduced in the 20th Century by Madame Georgette de la Plante. 
  • She was a french dressmaker who was creative and got famous for ‘net finish’ for all the dresses she designed. 
  • Most of its applications are dated back from 1915 to 1918.
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Types of Georgette fabric

Double Georgette

This type of georgette is thicker and translucent in appearance. 

Stretch Georgette

Stretch georgette is made by blending spandex within the weave to give an extra stretch to the fabric. 

Satin Georgette

It is made by using satin weave to give the fabric a shinier look. 

Jacquard Georgette

This type of georgette fabric is woven on a jacquard loom, which gives the fabric additional strength and a jacquard design. 

Polyester Georgette

Polyester georgette is a simple form of georgette which is made from polyester.

What Makes it Special

Breathable

Georgette is flowy and light fabric which makes it breathable. However, georgette made from silk is much more breathable than synthetic fibers. 

Crinkled

Due to the usage of twisted yarns in the weave, the puckered appearance can be seen which makes it distinct from other fabrics. 

Sheer

Georgette is a translucent and sheer fabric, however, it is less sheer than chiffon fabric which is net-like. 

Dye

Georgette fabric can be dyed in various hues and patterns.

Drape

Due to its nature of being flowy, georgette has a nice drape specifically for skirts and dresses. 

Application & Usage 

Clothing

Dresses, gowns, shirts, sarees, etc

Accessories

Belts, Velles, etc

Home-furnishing

Table decoration, pillow covers, etc

New Age Innovations

  • Though-out this new era, the development of new technologies made dyeing easy.
  • It even helped in reducing the overall cost of producing the fabric. 
  • This resulted in Georgette being one of the most widely used textiles.
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How to Judge the Authenticity of Georgette? 

To check the authenticity of the georgette fabric, you can perform various tests-

  • Touch Test: Rub the Georgette fabric with your hand. If the fabric feels rough then it is pure georgette fabric.
  • Burn Test: Burn a piece of fabric. If the fabric continues to burn even if the flame is removed and smells like burning paper then it is pure fabric.
  • Water Stain Test: Wet the corner of the fabric and dry it with iron. If the fabric is pure then it will show the water stain after drying. 
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Care Instructions 

  • Soak the fabric before washing
  • Wash the Georgette cloth with mild detergent and cold water.
  • To avoid stretching do not wring the fabric 
  • Dry it on a flat surface.  
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