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Weak sustainability

Weak sustainability is a term used to describe a view of an “optimistic interpretation” of sustainability that emphasizes the substitutability of resources by human ideas and technical knowledge.

Weft or filling

Weft or filling is a term used to describe the lengthwise, selvedge to selvedge horizontal, yarns carried over and under the warp.


Welfare is an economic term used to describe the state of well-being of humans on an individual or collective basis.

Well Dressed

Well Dressed is a provocative report whose main conclusion is that the impacts of the fashion sector are largely driven by the volume of material passing through it – so the greatest beneficial change would occur if we purchased less clothing and kept it for longer