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

Clean Clothes Campaign, War on Want, SACOM, IHLO, 2013

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Clean Clothes Campaign

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Summary & key words

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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economic social