Tennis champion, author and ‘national treasure’ Ash Barty launched Australian Made Week on Monday 15 May at MJ Playgrounds, a successful indoor play equipment design and manufacturing business based on the Sunshine Coast.
Australian Made Week starts today, with shoppers urged to say g’day to one extra locally made or grown product each week to boost the country’s economy.
The number of companies using the Australian Made logo on their products has strengthened in the past three years, reflecting an increasing recognition by businesses that consumers are wanting to spend more money locally on items bearing trustworthy country-of-origin certification.
The RASF Ag Bag is celebrating 10 years of support for regional and rural Australian communities, and showcasing the power of locally made and grown products.
She’s a former Young Australian of the Year, an Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon champion, and has excelled in other endeavours, including golf, cricket and as an author, role model and a proud Ngarigo woman. Now Ash Barty is serving one of her most patriotic points yet as the ambassador for Australian Made Week 2023 (15–21 May).
With Easter fast approaching and many families looking to connect with nature and spend time in the great outdoors, the Australian Made Campaign is encouraging shoppers to look local first when preparing for their Easter camping trips.
New research shows Australians’ preference for Australian-made goods hasn’t wavered. The data collected by Australian market research company, Roy Morgan, found that more than four in five (86%) Australians say buying Australian-made products is important to them.
Aussie shoppers are encouraged to ‘share the love’ with local makers and growers this Valentine’s Day by buying products with the trusted green and gold kangaroo.
Australian Made has teamed up with Business SA to shine a light on Aussie manufacturers featured in its South Australian Business Directory.