A growing number of global denim brands have taken action to end the life threatening practise of sandblasting. But there is still a long way to go towards a global ban. Labels including Dolce & Gabbana, Benneton and Diesel are refusing to take action.
The lives of men and women who operate sandblasting equipment are at serious risk. The popular denim finishing technique is known to cause a severe form of silicosis, an incurable lung disease caused by inhalation of dust containing free crystalline silica.
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