Posted November 17, 2018 08:11:10 A new study from the University of Bologna finds that, in many cases, the price tag on jeans made with fabric from Italy can far exceed the price paid in the United States.
The study, which is published in the European Journal of Public Health, is based on an international survey of more than 100,000 pairs of jeans.
The researchers say that, although the prices of the jeans varied widely in the different countries, the average cost of jeans in Italy is more than twice as high as in the US.
The average price of a pair of jeans manufactured in Italy in 2018 was $35,600.
In the United Kingdom, the study found that jeans cost $25,200.
In contrast, jeans made from fabric from Mexico cost only $7,400 in Italy.
The new study, led by Professor Roberto Fagioli, professor of textile sciences at the University, used the most recent figures available on the prices and quality of the textile used in jeans in all the surveyed countries.
“These results are in line with the conclusions of a previous study that showed that jeans made using a high-quality, high-cost raw material, such as polyester, are almost twice as expensive as those made from cheap, high quality, synthetic fabrics,” Prof. Fagio said.
“This study shows that the difference in price is real and can be quite significant.
It should serve as a warning to manufacturers and consumers about the potential dangers of cheap raw material used in our clothing.”
The researchers, who conducted the study with Prof. Roberto Fago, a professor of industrial technology and textile science at the university, found that a wide range of raw materials, including wool, rayon, nylon, nylon and nylon blends, cotton and polyester are used in the manufacture of the products.
They also examined the price difference between the US and Italy.
According to Prof. Federico Cucchia, a co-author of the study and a professor in textile sciences, “We know that jeans manufactured using cheap raw materials are not the best quality, and in some cases they are even inferior.
We believe that the average price in Italy of a raw denim is higher than the price in the USA, and that it can be even higher.”
The new findings were presented at the International Congress of European Textiles, which took place in Barcelona, Spain, from Wednesday to Friday.
They were also published in an Italian journal, Toscana.
“It is important that all our European countries take the lead to avoid the use of cheap materials in our clothes,” Prof Fagioni said.
The article has been updated to include more information.