Cause And Effect
Sandblasting is used to create a worn look on denim. This process produces crystalline silica particles, a deadly dust that cause silicosis, an incurable lung disease. 50 garment workers have died in Turkey from silicosis in the past 9 years. Since sandblasting has been banned there it has move onto places such as Quandong in China, which produces half the worlds denim and Bangladesh which produces 20 million yards of denim per month. According to Trend Council, which forecasts global style trends for retailers, the top denim looks for 2014 include faded and splattered styles - the vert look often created by sandblasting. Thanks to Allison Joyce for the appropriation of her images in these photomontages.
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