How you could benefit from buying Australian Made clothing
Whether it’s during your weekly food shop, or while surfing the web for the latest finds, you’ve doubtless seen the ‘Australian Made’ logo. That little green triangle with its sketched golden roo is unmistakable.
But, does it affect your decision to purchase the product? It should. Here’s why...
1. Job creation
The most obvious benefit is that Australian Made means more jobs for Australians and supporting the local economy.
Research published by the Industry Capability Network shows that for every million dollars of manufacturing business in Australia, 10 more full time jobs are created and $95,000 worth of welfare benefits saved. Both of which mean that your tax dollars can be put to other use to improve your community.
2. Quality products
Australian Made products are bound to be high quality so you can rest assured. This is due to the stringent regulations from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that apply to all products made in this country. These regulations also include insurances relating to consumer rights. This means you can’t be ripped off or given products that are going to fall apart - rights that are rarely provided from offshore manufacturers.
3. Ethical employment
Our high quality garments are made by employees who are paid a fair wage and work in good conditions. This is an important consideration for those who are concerned with the ethics of clothing manufacture.
4. Environmentally friendly
By buying local you're reducing the fuel emissions associated with goods transport, thus helping our environment.
There are literally no downfalls.
Australian Made products may sometimes have a slightly higher price point than items made overseas. But this is a by product of quality manufacture, consumer and employee rights. In the end you are actually probably saving yourself money in the long run.
Bourne Crisp is certified Australian Made and sources products, services and employees locally whenever possible.