29 Mar '12, 10am

Deadly Denim - Sandblasting in the Bangladesh Garment Industry

Deadly Denim - Sandblasting in the Bangladesh Garment Industry

Sandblasting has become the key method for finishing most modern jeans requiring that ‘worn-out’ look. Under the sandblasting process the denim is smoothed, shaped and cleaned by forcing abrasive particles across it at high speeds. The process is fast and cheap and demand for pre-worn denim has led to a massive rise in its use. But this fashion comes at a price: the health and even the lives of sandblasting workers.

Full article: http://www.cleanclothes.org/resources/ccc/working-conditi...

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