£6 specs

How can they do spectacles with add-ons for £6? Where are they made? Are they using sweat shop labour? I need new glasses and want to cut costs, but not if it is morally questionable.

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  • Mnoee
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    edited 16 March 2021 at 11:41AM
    Are you talking about select specs? They're the top result for £6 glasses. Glancing at their faq, it seems like their main lab is in Kent, but have other labs in Hong Kong and China - which may have fair working conditions or may be horrible.

    Edited to add: Most high street glasses chains have either lenses, frames or both made abroad now. Paying more doesn't mean it's necessarily more ethically produced. 
  • Ced21 said:
    How can they do spectacles with add-ons for £6? Where are they made? Are they using sweat shop labour? I need new glasses and want to cut costs, but not if it is morally questionable.
    Google a lab/optician that makes them on sight, there must be some.  They may start from around 150 pounds but would put your mind at rest.
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