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Killer Jeans still being made
by geertjan published 29-03-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: ,
New research shows that sandblasting continues in high street production. A new report, Deadly Denim, released by the Clean Clothes Campaign, found that large factories exporting jeans overseas continue to use sandblasting.
Located in News / / 03 / 29
Armani bans sandblasted jeans but Dolce and Gabbana STILL ignore the call
by geertjan published 14-09-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , ,
After a long standing campaign launched by Clean Clothes Campaign in November 2010 and a recent petition hosted by, Giorgio Armani SpA agreed to ban the dangerous practice of sandblasting jeans, a technique used to give jeans a used look which is highly dangerous to workers.
Located in News / / 09 / 14
Pressure builds on Dolce & Gabbana to ban sandblasting
by geertjan published 08-08-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:32 — filed under: , ,
Clean Clothes continues to focus on the remaining brands which have not responded to our call for banning sandblasting or whom have refused to communicate with us. They mostly happen to be Italian luxury brands – Roberto Cavalli and Dolce and Gabbana.
Located in News / / 08 / 08
Versace announces it will join the global ban on sandblasting
by geertjan published 21-07-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:30 — filed under: , , ,
After an intensive campaign launched by the Clean Clothes Campaign and recently hosted by, the Italian textile brand Versace has just announced that it will join other denim manufacturers around the globe in calling for a ban on the practice of sandblasting.
Located in News / / 07 / 21
Stop the Killer Jeans!
by geertjan published 13-02-2011 last modified 29-04-2013 15:55 — filed under: ,
After much publicity on an Italian TV-show, Roberto Cavalli has issued a very terse statement saying they are not currently using sandblasting. Not exactly a public ban, but a start...
Located in News / / 02 / 13
Killer Jeans - Manifesto to end sandblasting
by geertjan published 18-11-2010 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: ,
The Clean Clothes Campaign has launched an appeal on jeans producers to stop sandblasting their products. Sandblasting can cause an acute form of the deadly lung disease silicosis. The practise puts the lives of thousands of sandblasting operators at serious risk. It's often performed in small workshops in the informal sector in jeans-producing countries like Bangladesh, Egypt, China, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico. Almost all of the jeans sold in Europe are produced in these countries. In Turkey alone, 46 documented cases of sandblasters contracting silicosis and dying have been registered. This is likely to be only the tip of the iceberg.
Located in News / / 11 / 18
Denim workers pay deadly price
by emma published 08-07-2013 last modified 08-07-2013 22:17 — filed under: , , , ,
New report finds that Chinese factories are using banned sandblasting techniques on jeans.
Located in News / / 07 / 09
Deadly denim under your Christmas tree?
by geertjan published 09-01-2013 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: ,
Did you get some nice new jeans for Christmas? Unfortunately, they may have been produced with sandblasting, a deadly manufacturing method which has caused thousands of cases of silicosis among the workers. A new report from Sweden shows a ban is not enforced.
Located in News / / 01 / 09