killer jeans

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killer jeans

Designer jeans (denim trousers) that have been artificially aged by the sandblasting (“killer process”), which exposes workers to airborne silicates resulting in silicosis, which can prove fatal within a few months. Killer jeans were first produced in 2000 in countries (e.g., Turkey, Syria, Bangladesh, Mexico, India and Indonesia), where regulation was minimal and safety standards lax. Since then, sandblasting has migrated into more unregulated regions such as South East Asia and North Africa.
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This polish definitely gives a matte denim effect; it's just a shame neither of the two blue shades in the collection are a classic sandblasted jeans colour.
Narrow through the hips with a lower rise and looser leg, these heavily sandblasted jeans are slouchy and comfortable.
A brown antique leather jacket pounds 60, makes for a smart casual look teamed with tinted sandblasted jeans at pounds 15 and brown/blue striped shirt, pounds 14.