Published 06-04-2021
| Article appears in April 2021 Issue

Choose the green and gold kangaroo when shopping these holidays

06-04-2021

The school holidays are upon us, and the Australian Made Campaign wants shoppers to look for the iconic Australian Made logo on all their Easter holiday purchases.

You can find the green and gold kangaroo on furniture, bakeware, gifts, camping equipment, toys, outdoor play equipment, and thousands of authentic Aussie products these holidays.

Australian Made Campaign chief executive Ben Lazzaro says, “Every dollar we spend on Australian goods has a direct impact on Australian manufacturers and growers, as well as local retailers and suppliers. It creates Aussie jobs, boosts the economy and supports the broader community. Whether you are buying items for entertaining or supplies for a holiday, look for the logo to be sure its genuinely Aussie.”

Roy Morgan research found that  80% of consumers prefer to buy Australian-made food & beverages and agricultural & gardening products, 74% would rather buy Australian child & baby care products, 68% for building & renovation materials and animal, pet & pet care products, 64% for household cleaning & laundry products, 62% for caravan, camping & outdoor living products, 60% for beauty, personal care and cosmetics. There’s a clear pattern there.

Mr Lazzaro says, “You can find an Aussie alternative in almost every consumer product category. There’s a huge selection of products certified to carry the Australian Made logo at australianmade.com.au - Australia’s largest online directory of genuine Aussie products.”

Having an at-home holiday It’s a good time to try these local favourites:

Create the perfect dessert with Delicake’s Australian Made cakeware. Keep the kids entertained with Mr Trampoline’s Australian Made trampolines. Pamper yourself with Esmi Skin Mineral’s range of Australian Made, vegan, cruelty-free skincare.

Entertaining visitors? There’s an Aussie to help with that:

Sit everyone down for dinner with L Ritossa Furnisher’s Australian Made dining chairs. Deck your spare room out with Australian Made bedding from Jaspa Herington. Dress the kids to impress with Bandicute’s range of beautiful Australian Made kids clothing.

Hitting the road for an Aussie adventure? Go wild with this range of great Australian Made gear:

Keep your campfire burning with Aussie Made Jiffy Firelighters. Secure your tent with Ezy Anchor’s Australian Made screw in tent pegs. Mount your bikes to the car with Shingleback Off Road’s Australian Made bike racks.

Working on your home renovations? Match your Aussie house with certified Australian Made products:

Spruce up your walls with Haymes Australian Made premium interior paints. Get extra storage space with Brisbane Garden Sheds’ Australian Made custom garden sheds. Finish building that retaining wall with Aussietecture’s Australian Made Split Blocks.

To help support Australian businesses and find more locally made goods, visit www.australianmade.com.au. And check out the ‘Where to buy Australian Made’ page to find a list of Australian Made Retail Partners and Supporters.

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