Australia adheres to strict industrial awards, legislation, and national employment standards to protect our manufacturers and workers, ensuring safe working conditions, fair working hours, award wages, superannuation and sick leave.
Image: Keegan necklace (designed and made in Melbourne, Australia). Ankalia Amanda sandals (designed and made in Perth).
Knowing where our garments are made and in what conditions they are made in, is something worth paying for. Supporting Australian made fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands also lessens the greater carbon footprint of these industries, as shipping and transport emissions are decreased with shorter travel distances.
Image: Lauren and Angie dress (Australian made in Geelong) with our Amanda sandals (Australian made in Perth).
For every $1 million that is retained manufacturing in Australia, the following effects also flow through the economy; $713,400 worth of GVA (gross value added) is generated, six full-time equivalent jobs are created, $64,900 worth of welfare expenditure is saved, and $225,300 worth of tax revenue is generated.
Image: Cue dress (100% Australian owned and Australian made when possible) and our Terena sandals (Australian made in Perth) in gold leather with emerald green Swarovski crystals
Supporting local brands positively impacts our economy and our community, and it promotes a thriving Australian creative industry.
Ladies of Australia, let’s all do our bit and try to buy “Made in Australia” whenever possible.
Lots of love,
Source: The Fashion Advocate 310118