Born roadside on the festival circuit with Linda and Allen Hammond in 2004, Quay Australia is a notoriously cool, affordable and quirky range of sunnies for the nonconforming and freethinking. As word spread, the label continued to flourish and joined by son Zak, launched in the international market in 2009.
Through music inspired roots, Melbourne flair, and many adventures abroad, Quay Australia has become a favourite for people with; fearless style, a carefree attitude and a fresh perspective.
Quay has a strong stance when it comes to the working conditions of the manufacturers workers. Each manufacturer we work with has to comply with fundamental human rights which include;
⁃ No Child labor
⁃ No Excessive working hours
⁃ No people held at their will to work
⁃ Must have safe protection when using Machinery
⁃ Must have clean conditions
⁃ Must get paid a minimum wage
As Quay uses Machinery to produce our sunglasses, we ensure that all machines have been cleared to work and are safe for the workers to use.
Quay Sunglass Materials contain no harsh chemicals that can cause any health problems for the workers and for everyone.
To make sure that all of Quays responsibilities are kept, we employ a representative to Audit and keep an update on the factories conditions and working conditions for the workers, if a manufacturer doesn’t comply with with our standards, we don’t deal with them.
Words taken from Quay's Website, all credit should go to the wordsmith that originally penned this.