What is Gauze?

Gauze is a lightweight, sheer, and open-weave fabric made from cotton, silk, wool, or synthetic fibers. It is a thin, translucent fabric that drapes well and is breathable, making it ideal for warm weather.

The fabric's characteristic loose weave makes it delicate and prone to snagging, so it is typically used for gentle or decorative purposes. The open weave of gauze fabric allows air to circulate freely through it, making it ideal for clothing such as summer dresses, skirts, and scarves. It is also used for making curtains, tablecloths, and mosquito nets. Gauze is often used in medical applications as well, such as in bandages and surgical dressings, due to its ability to absorb moisture.

There are various sorts of gauze fabrics, including single gauze, double gauze, and triple gauze. Single gauze features a plain weave, while double and triple gauze comprise two and three layers of loosely woven gauze, respectively. Double and triple gauze fabrics are soft and breathable, making them popular materials for baby clothing and blankets.