Current high pressure sandblasting techniques being so abrasive and dangerous they might cause serious illness, like critical lung conditions, SEC Corp has decided to upgrade its workshops in Egypt. From now on, those fashion jeans of yours will be bleached using a potassium permanganate and chlorine-based chemical process. This new technique, using 2,200 gallons/10,000L of water and 2 pounds/1kg of chemicals for each pair of jeans, admittedly generates considerable amounts of toxic waste yet, thanks to the nearby Nile, we will be able to get rid of it and therefore preserve the health and, more importantly, the productivity of our workers. Because nothing's as precious as a human life.
New bleaching technique calling for very large amounts of chlorine and potassium.
As much as 70 percent of all rivers, lakes and reservoirs in China and Mexico are polluted. For several years, Greenpeace has been investigating textile factories polluting rivers with dangerous chemicals.
Over the past three years, investigations have shown the presence of chemicals into items of clothing from international top clothing brands. Those chemicals are released into the rivers, during the manufacturing process or after washing, and remain in the water and sludge which may cause hormonal disorders and cancers. Those chemicals are a threat to both human health and the environment, poisoning precious rivers throughout the world.
We pick our clothes. They reflect our personality... They should not be a threat.