Buying Australian Made – the best of local makers

For decades we’ve been encouraged to buy Australian Made and most Australians recognise the Australian Made logo. After all that 2020 has thrown at us, it is now more important than ever to support our local makers and family businesses in order to keep our economy strong. Read on to see my top 4 picks for all things homewares and furniture that is made on our fair shores.

 


Made by you

Born out of a desire to find tasteful, affordable furniture and made from good quality timber, not finding exactly what she was looking for, Anna set up her little business in late 2019. She has created simple designs that can be customised online and arrive flatpacked to you. Easy to assemble, they not only look good, but they are as sustainable as possible. Made from a sustainably grown timber, called Paulownia, eco packaging and using a shipping company that is carbon neutral.
Image Credit Instagram: @madebyyou.online
 

 

 

Ink & Spindle
These eco friendly and sustainably produced fabrics are made right here in Melbourne in the peaceful setting of the Abbotsford Convent. Founded in 2008, with a common love of Australian flora and fauna and all things sustainable Lara Cameron & Caitlin Klooger hand screen print their unique fabric designs on site. You can purchase the fabric by the metre or they also have other local makers produce cushions, window furnishings, table linens and small items of furniture using their beautiful fabrics.
Image Credit Instagram: @inkandspindle

 

 


Keep-Oh

With the popularity of indoor plants and propagation, Keep-oh is a product which allows you to propagate your garden cuttings in a pretty and decorative way. Keep-oh is a fun and interchangeable hanging system to house small posies or cuttings to beatify up your interiors. The products are all hand made, laser cut pieces by owner, Kirsten Devitt in her off grid studio in Northern NSW
Image Credit Instagram: @keep_oh
 

 

 

Forman Art & Framing
Situated in the leafy eastern suburb of Burwood, Victoria, Forman Art & Framing is a family owned and operated business specialising in art framing and art distribution. They champion Australian artists and ceramicists and their gallery displays some striking artworks that is sure to entice any art lover into buying a piece of their own. Pop in and say hi to Kara and Nick and browse through their formidable gallery.
Image Credit Instagram: @formanpictureframing

 

Written by Tania Bell from Green Room Interiors

 

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