Show the love for Aussie businesses this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, this Friday in fact, and consumers are encouraged to buy local and show their support for Aussie manufacturers based in bushfire-affected areas.

Launched this week, Australian Made’s Bushfire Bounce Back page lists over a hundred genuine Australian Made products from businesses located in bushfire-affected communities.

Australian Made Campaign chief executive, Ben Lazzaro, says the best support you can give Aussie businesses in fire-affected areas is your business.

“This Valentine’s Day we are encouraging consumers to put their money directly into the pockets of the people and businesses that need it most and support businesses listed on our Bushfire Bounce Back page.”

“Rallying behind these businesses now and in the coming years is one of the most important things we can do. It has been tough for many of our Australian manufacturers and growers, so we are encouraging consumers to exercise their preference for Australian products and buy local.”

Australian Made greeting cards, scented candles, handcrafted jewellery, bath bombs, vases and many other products from local manufacturers are all featured on the page.

“Consumers are becoming more discerning with their purchasing choices and seeking out Aussie products that are unique, made ethically or with minimal environmental impact―attributes inherent to many Australian-made products. The best way to make sure you are buying Australian is to look for the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo.

“When you buy Australian Made products, you are supporting the larger Australian economy as a whole. From local growers and manufacturers to wholesalers and retailers, the flow-on effects from your purchases can be huge.”

Visit Australian Made’s Bushfire Bounce Back page at www.australianmade.com.au/bushfirebounceback