I try to buy all Australian made/grown. Not a fan of buying imported foods!!
Clothing- No, I don't even recall seeing much Aus made stuff at all. Most of it is awful and county type clothes which I'd never wear.
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20-04-2013 13:51 #11
20-04-2013 14:10 #12
For me price is the biggest barrier to buying only/mostly Australian. If they are close in price I always choose the Aust made/owned. Fruit Vegs as much as possible i buy from the grower. I am blessed that I can do that.
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20-04-2013 14:11 #13
We've recently started buying some of the **** Smith stuff for this reason. All the ingredients are Aussie grown. We try to buy from the markets with fruit and veg but when we have to buy at the supermarket we sometimes have little choice but to buy imported if we need that item for dinner. Where there is a choice we go Aussie grown. It generally doesn't cost any more for the things we've been getting compared to the brands we were buying.
As for clothes, I do tend to buy from the cheaper stores. I'll actually be making a lot of DS's clothes myself this season simply because I don't like a lot of the current fashions. I'd love to source Aussie made fabrics to do this but at upwards of $30/m they're just far too expensive. Occassionally Spotty will have discontinued line show up in store so I keep an eye out on them but a lot of them aren't that great design wise.
20-04-2013 14:17 #14
For clothes the main brand I know of being Aussie made is Ocean & Earth. The factory is on the NSW south coast. Applied for a few jobs there lol.
20-04-2013 14:22 #15
Yep I buy as much local produce as I can, no imported foods at all. Australian all the way. Cost doesn't factor in at all.
20-04-2013 14:32 #16Senior Member
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The exception to imported food is obviously French cheese.
And NZ wines.
20-04-2013 14:59 #17
It was actually one of my new years resolutions this year - to not only buy everything Australian but to buy as much as possible from as near as possible! So all my meat, fruit, veg, bread, milk etc comes from Perth +200kms. It feels really good picking up a bag of carrots and realising they were grown about 20 minutes down the road from you. Plus, less transport = less emissions, better for the environement!
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20-04-2013 15:38 #20
I always try to buy Australian produce only. I hate buying O/S food product. Whether it's fresh product or other grocery items. The only time ill purchase O/S food product is if it's from Italy.
I buy lots of things online clothes wise but still buy things in the shops too. Whilst it annoys me we pay a lot more for things than in the US and UK I have to remember that we have a higher income ( even low incomes a recieve more than their lower income earners.) then there's importing, rents, paying staff ect.
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