MILAN — Versace has become the latest fashion house to ban sandblasted denim from its offering, on the basis that the technique is dangerous to workers, following the likes of Gucci, Levi’s, Hennes & Mauritz and e-store C&A.
The stance comes in the wake of a two-month international campaign set in motion by the Clean Clothes Campaign on Change.org, a social-action platform. More than 1,200 people worldwide have joined the campaign.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"