Why Versace is putting workers’ health before style

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The Italian fashion giant is the latest brand to back a drive to end the practice of sandblasting denim

The glamour of Milan’s ready-to-wear fashion industry may seem far removed from dangerous Third World sweatshops. But Italy’s style capital has become the unlikely focus of a battle to save some of the world’s poorest textile workers who campaigners claim have died from a widespread industrial technique used to make clothes for the West.

The Independent

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