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Organdy

Often confused with organza organdy is a sheer crisp fabric that looks similar to organza but it usually made of cotton not silk. Often used for dresses and curtains.

Organza

A lightweight shiny sheer fabric usually made with silk. Less expensive organza is made with synthetic fibres. Often used for bridal gowns or as a lining for sheer fabrics.

Ottoman

Formally known as footstools or poufs ottomans were strictly intended to support your legs and feet. They were associated with comfort and informality but now ottomans have become larger and more adaptable. Today an ottoman can be used as a coffee table extra seating and as a storage area.

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