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Breathless for Blue Jeans. Health hazards in China's denim factories (2013)

Herausgeber: War on Want, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), IHLO, the Hong Kong Liaison Office of the international trade union movement, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC)

Schlagwörter: Sand-Blasting, China, Gesundheitsgefährdung, Jeans


New report finds that Chinese factories are using banned sandblasting techniques on jeans.

Activists will today demand urgent action from governments and companies to stamp out the continued use of sandblasting and other unsafe finishing processes in the manufacture of denim jeans.  The call comes in a new report into conditions in six denim factories in the Chinese province of Guangdong, a region responsible for half of the world’s entire production of denim jeans.

The report, finds that sandblasting is still widespread in China in order to give jeans a worn or ‘distressed’ look, 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.

One worker interviewed said: “In our department, it’s full of jeans and black dust. The temperature on the shop floor is high. It's difficult to breathe. I feel like I’m working in a coal mine.”

The new research, based on interviews with workers in the factories themselves, also revealed that workers are exposed to other dangerous finishing techniques to distress denim, including hand-sanding, polishing, dye application and spraying chemicals such as potassium permanganate, with limited protective gear and inadequate training in the proper use of equipment.

Erscheinungsjahr: 2013

Umfang: 38 Seiten

Sprache: Englisch

Zielgruppe: Erwachsene

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