29 Mar '12, 9am

Shocking that garment workers are still being asked to risk their lives for fashion.

Shocking that garment workers are still being asked to risk their lives for fashion.

Sandblasting is a technique to give the “worn-out-look” to jeans. Many brands sourcing denim from Bangladesh have declared that they no longer use sandblasting to fade their products. The ban had been adopted by scores of brands in the last year after the process was proved to cause fatal lung diseases, including silicosis. However our new report reveals that regardless of whether a brand has ‘banned’ sandblasting or not, sandblasting - both manual and mechanical – is still commonly used.

Full article: http://www.cleanclothes.org/campaigns/killer-jeans-still-...

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