22 Jul '11, 5pm

Whoo-hoo, Versace finally bans sandblasting its jeans!

Whoo-hoo, Versace finally bans sandblasting its jeans!

is finally putting the kibosh on sandblasting its jeans . After two months of pressure from the Clean Clothes Campaign and Change.org , the Italian fashion house has officially banned the deadly production technique, which involves firing tiny particles of silica at high pressure to give denim a worn and faded appearance. Inhaled, the large amounts of silica dust can result in silicosis, a pulmonary disease that’s potentially fatal. More than 1,200 international activists protested the practice in an

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/versace-bans-killer-sandblasted-...

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