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2012 Marks The End Of...Sandblasted Jeans From Target

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Target has joined the ranks of H&M, Versace, and Levi's by discontinuing jeans distressed by a sandblasting method known to cause a fatal lung condition in the craftsmen doing the blasting, Ecouterre is reporting. The company is looking into methods of achieving that worn-denim look by hand, with less life-threatening tools. We, however, propose that Target just pays us to do various activities while wearing said jeans—hiking through the wilderness, rolling down hills, climbing large scratchy things—for that authentic, rugged look that's also custom made.
· Target To Stop Selling Sandblasted Jeans By Years End [Ecouterre]
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