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1. Why We Should Hate Our Jeans?
Although we all love our jeans, there are enough reasons for all of us to hate them as much as we love them. This article enables you to take a closer look at the life cycle of the jeans, and reveals all the dirty secrets.
Most of the steps in the process of manufacturing of jeans are non sustainable activities. This part of the articles brings up some of these issues.
Washing is a generic term that includes a wide variety of dry and wet processes used by industry to give that much sought after "worn-out" and faded look to a new pair of jeans. Many of these processes are highly polluting. Check these out in this part.
Denim production usually involves vast quantities of water, as well as large amounts of energy and potentially harmful chemicals. However, the industry has been taking several initiatives to minimize the consumption of water in denim manufacturing.
Sandblasting causes an incurable, and for most of them, fatal, lung disease to the workers while they make those worn-out and soft jeans for the denim lovers. Research by the Clean Clothes Campaign confirms that a similar, and perhaps worse, situation, as compared to the one in Turkey, has arisen in some countries. Read more in this part.
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