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Other Fibres – O.F.

What does Other Fibres – O.F. mean?

A measure of the additional fibres included in a garment that only make up a small percentage of the content.

Style Terms explains Other Fibres – O.F.

Almost all garments have tags that identify the fiber content. Because many fabrics are blended with a mix of various natural and synthetic fibers, it may not be practical to list all of the fibers included, especially if some make up only a small percentage of the finished ’s content.  Thus, manufacturers may use the term Other Fibers to acknowledge the other fiber types included in the .  Altre is the Italian translation of other fibers.  This phrase is commonly found on content tags and reflects the high percentage of produced in Italy. Manufacturers will often use the abbreviation A.F. on their labels to mean other fibers.