ASDA, DIESEL, MATALAN AND PRIMARK ARE AMONG A GROUP Air Jordan 3s OF COMPANIES BEING CRITICISED FOR SELLING JEANS MADE USING SANDBLASTING, WHICH CAN CAUSE ILLNESS OR EVEN DEATH.
Denim jeans undergo sandblasting, a practice now banned in some countries
The pressure group, Labour Behind the Label, said these companies continue to use sandblasting to give denim a “worn” Air Jordan 10s look, despite the danger that silica dust from the sand can get into workers’ lungs. British companies including New Look and Marks Spencer also say they have banned the process.
“The trend for killer jeans must be phased out by companies and Air Jordan 17s rejected by consumers with immediate effect.” It is also calling on retailers and brands to compensate workers who have been made ill by operating sandblasting machines in the past.
Matalan told The Air Jordan 6 Rings Telegraph that it currently uses sandblasting on some denim products. It said safety standards were constantly under review and it would “take action if necessary to protect the welfare of our suppliers’ employees”.
Asda said it was in the process of phasing out sandblasted products. “It’s our intention that there will be none on sale in our stores by the end Air Jordan 15s of this year,” a spokesman said. Diesel said it would stop using sandblasting on its clothing from early next year and Next said it had stopped all new orders. Both said suppliers were required to meet safety standards. Primark said it had halted sandblasting at more than half of its previous suppliers and expected to be out of 90 per cent by the end of the year.