So very very good, yet so cheap!!
Sorry that was uncalled for.
Do you have any inside info on the labour practices of their suppliers though?
I’d really like to see a law requiring certification of working standards for goods to be sold within the EU. Well, it’d be good to see that worldwide, but ut’s the sort of legislation Europe could realistically achieve.
In the meantime it irks me a bit that most people only question the labour practices of cheap retailers.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’ve got a couple of pairs, tbh I find them to be reasonable value for money but no more than that.
scotroutes – Member
Buy employing cheap labour working in appalling conditions for a pittance of a wage?
Course, all those £40 mtb gloves are made by artisan glovemakers in beautiful rustic environs.Posted 4 years ago
rip off design, non licensed materials, zero warranty, slave labour
it’s easy really
Which design have they ripped off? I have lots of winter gloves, some from niche ethically sourced glove makers, none are as warm as the aldi one.
Let me know so I can buy a pair and continue to sleep soundly.Posted 4 years ago
@Garm_M it’s just one of the ways of making things cheaper, skip key/expensive parts of the process like design, paying for some of the materials, maybe checking the lining is actually approved for use in gloves/with people but I suppose it’s fine. I hope everyone here is ready for an economy based on producing cheap rip offs 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Gary_M – Member
So you’re saying Aldi make rip off products but don’t know what design they have ripped off?
I’m not suggesting Aldi make anything, they are a buyer of commodities and distribution network. The people who make them may have questionable ethics.
If the makers of the gloves were convinced they had a perfect glove that was a market beater why are they selling them cheap in aldi when they could command 10x the price? I’m guessing they are just nice people.Posted 4 years agojonah tontoMember
i thought they sold the stuff in the middle at cost/loss leader to get people in the store, who then become regular customers. worked on my mates dad, he went in for some golf stuff and ended up switching from m+s to aldi for his weekly shop.Posted 4 years ago
tbh its often the high priced stuff that is sweatshop made. think nike, apple etc
but seriously having a bit to do with IP and the like (selling software & training) and bike shops (mate runs one and I was working there today) there is a lot that is taking the piss these days, the great deals for consumers are great how long it lasts is another matter.Posted 4 years ago
Given that it’s pretty mild outside, that’s not really much to write home about
yeah was too warm for them last night (was wearing the previous gen aldi gloves) but recently been a couple of mornings where it’s been nice to have toasty hands while frost was nipping everywhere else. (mind you there’s still been blokes in lycra top and shorts so maybe I should MTFU.Posted 4 years agoteamhurtmoreSubscriber
There is certainly a lot of piss taking mike – just look at the prices of MTB gloves in most LBS.
Aldi and LIDL etc are filling an important place in the market and good luck to them. I had a pair of last years winter gloves. Pretty good but usual problems of fingers coming out when you take them off. Might have a look at their stuff tomorrow. Difficult balance IMO between cheap and only ok/poor (ie bad value) or cheap and good (ie good value). But they have great deals on Kendal Mint Cake from time to time?Posted 4 years ago
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