Australian Made Week celebrates local businesses
Australian Made Week has officially launched, running from Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May, encouraging Aussies to shop local.
Celebrating local makers and growers, the week-long event is all about boosting the economy, encouraging job creation and supporting your local community.
“This is an incredible opportunity to not only buy local, but also to reflect on the direct economic impact purchasing goods with the Australian Made logo can have on thousands of workers throughout the supply chain,” says Australian Made chief executive, Ben Lazzaro.
“Every change consumers make in their weekly shopping―even the smallest ones―can create a huge difference for local businesses.”
Indeed, according to Roy Morgan research, if every household spent an additional $10 a week on Australian Made products, an extra $4.8 billion would be injected into the economy each year, creating up to 9,500 new jobs.
About 86 per cent of respondents consider it important to buy Australian Made, with Tasmanians topping the polls there―93 per cent of people living in Hobart ranked buying local products as either somewhat or very important.
As reported earlier this month, tennis legend Ash Barty is this year’s ambassador, calling on all Aussies to get involved during the week by buying genuine Aussie products bearing the green-and-gold kangaroo.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re buying new sporting kit or a bag of apples, spending your money on Australian made or grown is a great way to support your local community,” she says.
“Australian products have a great reputation around the world for having some of the highest standards in craftsmanship, safety and quality. That’s a great reason to get behind them, but it’s also in all our best interests to buy local whenever we can and encourage all our family and friends to do the same.”