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Fabric density

Fabric density Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia


Fading (textile) is a subjective term used to describe the lightening of the colour of a jeans fading (pigmented) following exposure to the effects of washing, wearing, light, heat, time, temperature and chemicals.

Fahrenheit scale

Fahrenheit scale is a temperature scale invented in 1714 by Gabriel D. Fahrenheit (1753) on which the freezing point of water is 32F (0C) and boiling at 212 degrees.

Fair to Middling

Fair to Middling is the name for the grade of cotton (cotton grading) usually used for the spinning of yarn used for the production of denim fabric.

Fair Wear Foundation (FWF)

Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent non-profit membership organisation that works with factories and companies that produce and distribute of which the primary manufacturing process is sewing to improve labour conditions for their workers.


Fairtrade – denotes a trading partnership based on dialogue, respect and transparency that seeks more significant equity in international trade by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalised producers and workers.