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Sandblasting has become increasingly popular in denim production over the last twenty years and is being used in different production countries worldwide as a finishing method when treating denim.

Wow, I had no idea that my jeans were being made to look "worn" through a process that was that hazardous to workers. The argument that these workers wouldn't have the opportunity to work for a living if these factories didn't give them the job of sandblasting is preposterous! It wouldn't cost that much more for factories abroad to use sand with minimal silica, while still achieving the same result. This causes such a severe illness, I'm not going to ever buy another pair of worn jeans unless I know where it came from. I urge everyone to do the same and support ILRF in their initiative to ban this practice forever.

Really good article

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