Georgette is a sheer and comes in both translucent and opaque textures, lightweight fabric named after the early 20th century French dressmaker Georgette de la Plante.
Pure Georgette is quite expensive compared to all the variations of the fabric. Silk georgette is relatively delicate, but varieties made with synthetic fibers can be more resilient to damage.
Georgette is a more durable and a stronger fabric. Usually this fabric gives out a crushed or twisted feel. This effect is very much appreciated as it tends to bring out more of the physique figure of the woman wearing it.
The tendency of the fabric to drape very well and loose flowing makes it an apt choice for many women who love the soft silky yet comfortable look.
Due to its thin texture, the Georgette fabric is also light weight and easy to handle. For this reason the fabric is also used as a layer in a larger garment without adding to the weight of the overall costume.
The various kinds of Georgette currently available are: Jacquard Georgette fabric, Nylon Georgette fabric, Viscose Georgette fabric, Silk Georgette fabric, Polyester Georgette fabric, Satin Georgette fabric.
Not all Georgette fabrics are the same. There exists a kind known as the ‘faux Georgette’. These can be identified with the roughness of the material.
Wash n' Care for Georgette Saree
These need to be handled with care as the georgette fabric is very delicate and prone to tear easily.
Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing georgette. Do not use brush. Handwashing gently and allow the water to drip.
Do not hang them for a long time as they might lose their shape. Do not squeeze or wrap tightly.
Avoid using safety pins which may damage the texture and leave the mark on the fabric.
Most delicate items will be wrinkled after laundering. We recommend steaming for the best and safest finish.
If ironing, use the lowest temperature setting and make the garment inside out. A pressing cloth between the iron and item will be safest.
We recommend storing in a breathable cotton Hanging Garment Bag to protect items from bugs. Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can trap mildew-causing moisture, a prime environment for bugs.
Refold these sarees from time to time to avoid ripping on creases.