Organdy Fabric

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What is Organdy Fabric? 

  • Organdy is a cotton fabric that is see-through, lightweight, and crisp. 
  • It is woven using an open, plain weave and very fine, tightly twisted single yarns.
  • It is either starched and calendared, or it is finished with a chemical resin, which involves a particular treatment with lye and acid, followed by heat application. 
  • Both of these processes result in the brisk appearance of the fabric.
Organdy Fabric


  • The history of organdy may be traced back to Europe during the Middle Ages, a time when plain-woven clothing was becoming increasingly popular.
  • At that time, linen was the most commonly used fabric material that was produced from plants, while mutton wool was the most well-known competitor that was generated from animals.
  • In this instance, linen was used in the production of the first types of organdy, which included lawn cloth and batiste fabric.
  • The specialists, however, are of the opinion that such textiles originate in various regions.
  • Organdy, on the other hand, can be traced back to Switzerland, while lawn fabric and batiste have their roots in France.
  • In spite of the scarcity of historical sources pertaining to the origins of organdy, there is evidence to suggest that early Swiss organdy manufacturers invented this fabric.
  • This material was developed to provide an alternative to conventional textiles made from linen that is lighter and finer than the latter.
Organdy Fabric

What Makes it Stand Out 


The fabric has a crisp feel along with being lightweight. 


It gives a slightly structured drape to the outfits.


Organdy fabric is a semi-transparent appearance.

Applications & Usage 


Blouses, skirts, waistcoats, gowns, etc.

Home Furnishing

Curtains, bedsheets, table covers, etc.

Care Instructions 

  • You can clean the organdy fabric in the washing machine by using cold water. 
  • Hand washing the fabric is strongly recommended.
  • When drying the cloth, it is ideal to put it out on a line so that it may drip dry.
  • Ironing should be done at low temperatures.
  • When pinning fragile material, using dull pins might result in holes being created on the fabric.
Organdy Fabric
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