The Australian Gift & Homewares Association (AGHA) has partnered with Australian Made Campaign (AMCL) to support the growth of Australia’s gift and homeware manufacturing industry.
Established in 1999, AMCL is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to maximising the potential of Australian manufacturers, by promoting Australian made products both across Australia and overseas.
This year AGHA will be partnering with AMCL to launch the ‘Australian Made Pavilion’ at the 2020 Sydney Gift Fair, a dedicated space for Australian manufacturers to showcase Australian-made products.
“We are thrilled to partner with AGHA to support the growth of this sector and help provide expanded channels to market for Australian manufacturers,” said Ben Lazzaro, Australian Made Chief Executive.
“Aussie manufacturers produce innovative products to some of the highest quality standards in the world, which makes them ideal for gifting year-round. 90% of Australians have a preference for buying Aussie, so it makes sense for retailers to stock authentic Aussie products.”
According to Roy Morgan research, Australians prefer to buy Australian-made products, with 73% preferencing Australian children and baby products, 60% in furniture and home furnishing, and 58% for beauty, personal care and cosmetic categories.
Dr. Wayne Castle, CEO of AGHA, said “We are proud to be officially partnering with Australian Made to support and promote the Australian makers that contribute to the growth of the local retail industry.
“Not only is this partnership a great fit for our association and our members, it further cements our commitment to supporting Australian businesses and the local industry.”
Sydney Gift Fair is Australia’s largest retail trade exhibition run exclusively by the industry, providing a trade-only platform for buyers and sellers in the industry to network, acquire knowledge and do business.
“Local businesses produce some of the most innovative and quality products in the market, and we are excited to promote these products and designers on a national level. Many of our members attend Sydney Gift Fair looking to purchase quality Australian Made retail products, so are excited this new pavilion will help meet the industry demand”.
Sydney Gift Fair will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from 21-24 February 2020, showcasing the latest wholesale products across gift, homewares, fashion, kids and toys, health and well-being industries. Open to trade visitors, entry is free. Register to attend at sydneygift.com.au. To find authentic Aussie products online, please visit australianmade.com.au.