Australian Made teams up with BMAA to support local window furnishing makers

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Australian Made Campaign has enlisted the Blind Manufacturers’ Association of Australia (BMAA) as its newest industry partner – a move that will provide support for Australia’s blinds, awnings, and shutters manufacturing sector. 

BMAA is the industry representative of manufacturers and retailers in the window furnishings industry, advocating for the interests of its members at both national and state levels. The association’s membership includes a broad spectrum of companies from small family-oriented businesses to substantial national corporations. 

In a recent report, Industry market research company IBIS World revealed that Australia’s window coverings manufacturing industry injects approximately $842 million a year into the nation’s economy and employs nearly 3,000 people. 

Gilbert Da Silva, chairman of the BMAA, said the association’s partnership with Australian Made is a significant step towards showcasing the top-quality Australian-made window coverings and sharing systems that the industry provides to the market. 

“This strategic partnership not only strengthens our advocacy for locally made products but also underscores our unwavering dedication to the growth of Australian manufacturing. BMAA will proudly display the Australian Made partner logo, symbolising our shared commitment to fostering a robust and thriving manufacturing industry in Australia,” Da Silva said. 

Ben Lazzaro, CEO of Australian Made, said the partnership marks a win for Australian manufacturers. 

“Our Aussie makers produce products made to some of the highest quality and safety standards in the world. At the same time, buying local helps to create jobs and stimulates economic activity to support the broader community,” Lazzaro said. 

“Whether you’re purchasing curtains, outdoor blinds, shutters or indoor blinds, asking for the Australian Made option helps to invest in thousands of Australians at all stages of the supply chain. From the local makers to retailers, the flow-on effects from your purchases can be huge.”

To support local manufacturers and find genuine Australian Made products, visit the country’s largest online directory of authentic Aussie products at australianmade.com.au.