H&M and Levi Strauss ban sandblasting

Sandblasting makes your jeans look old and fancy. But it has been criticized a lot for causing the death of workers, as the “Auslandsjournal” of the German TV station ZDF recently reported.

H&M and Levi Strauss now banned sandblasting. In a press release they say: “As a commitment to the health and safety of workers across the apparel industry, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) and Levi Strauss & Co. today announced plans to implement a global ban on sandblasting in all of their future product lines. The two companies are encouraging others to join this ban in a move toward eliminating sandblasting as an industry practice.”

Other companies should follow their example.

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