Celebrate local manufacturers and growers this Australian Made Week

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Australian Made is urging Aussies to support and celebrate local manufacturers and growers as the third Australian Made Week begins today, 15 May, and runs up until 21 May. 

Australian Made CEO Ben Lazzaro said the week-long celebration marks an incredible opportunity not to only buy local, but also to reflect on the direct economic impact of purchasing local goods bearing the Australian Made logo can have on thousands of workers across the supply chain. 

“Every change consumers make in their weekly shopping – even the smallest ones – can create a huge difference for local businesses,” Lazzaro said. 

A Roy Morgan research has revealed that if every householder spends an additional $10 on Australian Made products, an extra $4.8 billion is injected into the economy each year, resulting in the creation of up to 9,500 new jobs in the country. 

The research also found that 93 per cent of Australians are confident that products displaying the iconic Australian Made logo are produced and grown in the country. 

Furthermore, about 86 per cent of respondents consider it important to buy Australian Made, with Tasmanians leading the polls. 

Ash Barty, tennis legend and Australian Made Week ambassador, is urging all Aussies to get involved during the week by buying genuine Aussie products marked with 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,” Ash said. 

“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.”