Breathless for Blue Jeans: health hazards in China's denim factories

published 09-07-2013 00:05, last modified 19-01-2016 11:39
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) alongside with War on Want, SACOM and IHLO in July 2013 releases this research which shows that the practice of sandblasting - used in order to give jeans a worn or ‘distressed’ look - is still widespread in China despite most Western brands banning the practice three years ago because of its link to silicosis, a deadly lung disease that has already caused the deaths of many garment workers.
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