Allegro Optical Opticians is a business with a strong focus on ethical client care and wellbeing. We always try to provide the very best service and products we can, but without detriment to others. In doing just that staff at the practices in Meltham and Leeds are particularly conscious of their environmental and ethical responsibilities. All our staff contribute to the businesses environmental and community impact and to this end we aim to encompass a principled approach in all aspects of our work.
Allegro Optical Opticians in Meltham is an integral part of the local Holmfirth community and we feel we have the ability to be a strong influence on environmental and ethical issues in the area. However we know we cannot do this by ourselves and it is for this reason that we have joined Holme Valley Fairtrade. We want to try and do more to support Fairtrade in the local area, particularly in and around Meltham. Although we are demonstrating our ethical commitment to our clients, and have a positive impact on the producers, helping to sustain their communities, we feel a need to do more. For us just serving Fairtrade products such as tea and coffee to our clients is not enough.
There is no such thing as Fairtrade spectacle lenses or frames, if there was we would sell them. However we try to buy our frames and lenses as locally as possible. Many of our frames and lenses are manufactured in the UK, reducing air miles and in turn their carbon footprint. It also supports the British economy during what is a particularly difficult and uncertain time for the UK. So when you visit Allegro Optical Opticians you can be assured that you will not only receive first class eye care, it won’t cost the Earth and it will be sourced fairly and at a fair price.
We don’t do cheap spectacle frames bought in from China, made in factories by low paid workers. Nor do we sell lenses produced in Eastern Europe by staff paid a fraction of those in the UK and with poorer living standards as a result. What you get is quality spectacles, most of them made in the UK, and all made by qualified craftsmen who are paid a fair wage. You’ll also be offered a delicious Fairtrade tea or coffee, and usually a Fairtrade biscuit too. And who knows if you pop in over the festive season you may even get a glass of Fairtrade wine or even some Divine Fairtrade Chocolates. That’s if we haven’t eaten them already!
Thank you to new Holme Valley Fairtrade members Allegro Optical for this Guest Blog.
Allegro Optical are based at 1-3 Station Street, Meltham, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 5NX Telephone 01484 0907090