Why should you buy made in Australia?

Since the Handmade Canberra Market’s inception, we have focused on promoting Australian designers and products made in Australia for many reasons. Here are some of those reasons:

It’s good for the Australian people and economy.

According to research conducted by Roy Morgan, in conjunction with the Australian Made Campaign, 9 in 10 Australians believe that Australia should produce more products locally. When asked why, here is what they said:

  • 26% said to create new employment opportunities and keep jobs in Australia”
  • 26% said “we need to support Australian businesses and industry”
  • 16% said “to strengthen Australia’s economy and survive the recession”

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman released a report in December 2020, titled “Small Business Counts”, that states small business continues to account for over 97% of all Australian businesses and that from June 2018 to June 2019, the number of small businesses increased by a whopping 55,000! In the 2018-2019 financial year, small businesses contributed almost $418 billion of value to the economy, which represents over 32 % of Australia’s total Gross Domestic Product. Simply put, Australian small business contribute greatly to the Australian people and its economy.

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It’s good for the environment.

An Australian made product doesn’t have to travel thousands of kilometres to reach us. The savings on fuel alone make a significant impact on the environment. In addition, the majority of our designers produce items on a small scale, which doesn’t require factory conditions, use of natural resources and methods that are damaging to the environment. Our designers and producers are also among the most successful at practising sustainability, which means their products have less impact on the environment.

It’s good for your family and friends.

Everyone has friends and family members that have taken the plunge and set up on their own. Buying Australian handmade products benefits the “little guy”, those people you know who have their own business and work very hard. Many hours go into the design and craftsmanship of each item for sale at the Handmade Canberra Market, and we are very proud to be supporting these artisans whose efforts create local job prosperity.

You can be sure of its origins.

According to the Roy Morgan survey mentioned earlier, nearly half of Australians are more likely to look for the country of origin labels on products. When you buy a product that carries the green and gold kangaroo logo, you can be sure that the product you have purchased is 100% authentically Australian Made.

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Quality is guaranteed.

Artisans pride themselves in their work, and the reputation of a small Australian business is at stake if its products don’t meet the grade. You can rest assured that when you purchase from an Australian Made small business, their customer service will be impeccable. Australian small businesses treat their customers the way that they would expect to be treated!

Australians are pretty good at design.

Wow, there are some talented people in our Handmade gang! That’s the main reason we do what we do. Australia is a country that nurtures great ideas – always has – and we have a lot to take inspiration from, with our beautiful landscapes, natural features and minerals, flora, fauna and wildlife. In a place where the sky is blue, the lifestyle is easy and creativity is rewarded and lauded, the standard and originality of design is the best in the world.

Pop over to the Handmade Directory to see just how talented our Australian Makers are!

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