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.
Indeed, research published by the Industry Capability Network shows that for every million dollars of manufacturing business in Australia there are 10 extra full time jobs 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
When buying garments that are Australian Made you can rest assured that they will be of high quality. 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 which mean that 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 also made by employees who are working in good conditions and being paid a fair wage, an important consideration for those who are concerned with the ethics of clothing manufacture.
4. Environmentally friendly
By buying local you are greatly reducing the fuel emissions associated with goods transport, thus helping our environment.
There are literally no downfalls.
So, while we are aware that Australian Made products may sometimes have a slightly higher price point, when balanced with the economic benefit for the community and the assurances of product quality and consumer rights, 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.