"Gloves are needed."
Translation:Il faut des gants.
Hovering my mouse over "needed" only provides the translation of "avoir besoin de" and offsprings of that sentence, no mention of faut.
In french we do not have any verb for ''to need'.' We use '' avoir besoin de'', that's the main rule.
I need -- J'ai besoin
You need -- Tu as besoin
Now, because we don't have a real verb for ''to need'' we therefore don't have a past participle either, that's logical. So there are 2 ways to translate ''needed''
Gloves are needed = Des gants sont nécessaires (Gloves are necessary)
It needs gloves = Il faut des gants.
Hope it helps