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What is "Color Abrasion" - Definition & Explanation

Color changes in localized areas of a garment due to differential wear, such as the knees of blue jeans. Often evident in cross-dye shades of blends where durable press treatments are applied. Color abrasion is often called 'frosting'.

Some other terms

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