So very very good, yet so cheap!!
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.
You need to look at how the manufacture and supply distribution chain work, each person in the chain doubles the price, take them out and it cuts the cost massively and gives the retailer a greater margin, simples!
Tesco don’t make Tesco beans neither incase you were wonderingPosted 4 years agoabducteeMember
NO NO NO!! I have the older “biker” gloves and they’re perfect cheap warm dry and lasting for years. These ones are rubbish in comparison. They get sweaty and the lining doesn’t dry out. I have to put them under the hand drier a couple of times throughout the day before I ride home. Then the palms have developed creases after a couple of weeks use. The velcro cuff is too fat to fit under the sleeve and the not gauntlet enough to fit over the sleeve leaving a cold wet gap at the wrist. These things are more detailed and must have cost more to make but are worse. Aldi sort this out.Posted 4 years agoTooTallMember
so lidl/aldi are no worse than anyone else are they?
They might be – depends whether they have a transparent supply chain and know that the factories making their stuff don’t use child labour etc.
The overall very low cost can indicate lax morals. You stating you didn’t care as long as you got cheap stuff can indicate not understanding the difference between cost of things and value of things. IMHO of course.Posted 4 years agotomasoSubscriber
Most stuff is made in China and the difference is mark up and overheads.
Aldi don’t mark up much and their business model is very efficient and leads to low overheads.
I’d gues many of the gloves from established biking brands are made in the same or similar factories as the Aldi ones.
I’ve got a pair and they are way to warm for the mild weather we’ve got at the moment, but if it gets proper chilly then they will be coming out.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
So if I make a rectangular object with a touch screen that makes phone calls for £50 apple should leave me alone?
well assuming you haven’t infringed any patents in the competitive fair market we have apple would shit themselves and look at reducing the cost of the iphone but I reckon in reality chances are apple’s lawyers would spend the next 3 years making your life hell and if you didn’t have just as good lawyers you’d be screwed.
Never seen a full winter glove that looks even close to suitable for off-road, unless mincing massively
pfff you want me to ride that drop, in these gloves?! have a word!Posted 4 years ago
I can vouch for the fact that whilst mincing in sub zero temps these gloves are da bomb.patriotproMember
rip off design,
Which design is that?
non licensed materials,
A manufacturer cutting costs…
12 months in the EU (I think)
Or keeping people in work…
PS – great psa – Will buy 2 pairs this weekend if they haven’t been gobbled up already.Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
Working conditions in Aldi’s suppliers in China and Indonesia:
Suggestions for consumer and trade union action, August 2007
The largest German and European discounter, Aldi, is selling its clothing bargains at a high price: in its study, the SÜDWIND Institute provides evidence of unprecedented violations of labour laws in Chinese and Indonesian factories which supply Aldi. Almost completely unnoticed in the public domain, discounters have taken over the top positions in Germany’s textile and clothing retailing in recent years. Part of the basic concept of discounters is the drastic savings in personnel costs – both in German branches and in supplier factories throughout the world.
The 96 page study ends with a number of suggestions for consumer and trade unions action.Posted 4 years agosamjgeorge86Member
Just on a slight side note, the company I used to work for supplied products to Aldi, using the exact same machines and materials, they would sell the exact same to Marks and Spencers. M&S would charge nearly 5 times the cost Aldi was.Posted 4 years ago
But the product was EXACTLY the same…
PS: The company did not endorse child labour, nor was it a “sweat shop”. Decent company actually with above average salary.
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