29 Feb '12, 9pm

Target says it will will no longer sell sandblasted denim by the end of the year

Target says it will will no longer sell sandblasted denim by the end of the year

is the latest retailer to put the kibosh on sandblasting , a denim-weathering technique linked to a fatal lung condition in its operators. Following the lead of Levi’s , H&M , and Versace , the big-box chain announced that by late 2012 it will no longer carry products that have been sandblasted during the manufacturing process. Target, a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition , says it’s exploring methods of distressing denim that predate sandblasting, including hand-sanding. “Textile workers can simply distress denim by hand—with safer tools—resulting in the same broken-in look,” says Jey John, Target’s lead fabric engineer for denim and wash.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/target-to-stop-selling-sandblast...

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