Someone was trying to mess with my head! Look at this. Just look!
I resisted the urge to FIX IT and left it there. (Proud of myself for that.) However, this post isn’t about Corn Flakes or OCD tendencies, it’s about this green and gold logo:
Over the years, I’ve become more aware of the choices I make as a consumer, and I’m still learning. What I want to highlight in this post is the importance of supporting Australian Made where possible. I highly back this initiative and it’s my pleasure to raise awareness of it here.
The Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo is the only registered country-of-origin certification trademark for the full range of genuine Australian products and produce. The logo supports growers, processors and manufacturers in Australia and it makes it easy for consumers to identify genuine Aussie made goods. Below are some of the logo definitions.
Becoming More Aware
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to being a conscious consumer. I process it all in snippets by making small challenges for myself and being open to learning as I live.
For example, I might challenge myself to buy Aussie made ingredients for baking in a particular week:
I made pear, banana & oat muffins and bread rolls this week for the lunch box (out of Australian Made/Grown ingredients). Plus there are cherry tomatoes from a community garden in this lunch box and I felt good about that.
This is another challenge I did with the kids: spot all the Australian Made logos on a shopping trip. It was fun. Pictured below is the Australian Made haul at our last shop. I have a child who is on a gluten free diet and I’ve discovered an organic gluten-free Australian Made product at Coles that I really like. It’s those little wins that extend your confidence as a consumer and over time, they really do make a difference.
Browse the Australian Made Website for all kinds of products. This is a great way to do Christmas gift shopping and to become more aware of Australian Made brands.
Australian Made is running a FABULOUS Our Aussie Logo giveaway at the moment and it’s so easy to get involved.
All you need to do to enter is use the #ouraussielogo hashtag to showcase an Aussie Made product (on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook) and you’re in the running. That’s it! If you’re not using social media, another way to enter is to sign up to the www.aussiemadeclub.com.au (a great way to keep up to date with all that is Australian Made).
Hunt for a great Aussie Made product, showcase it with #ouraussielogo and by doing that, support a great cause.
The prize is AMAZING: a hamper worth over $1000 with some brilliant Australian Made products.
- Ezy Grow planter box (RRP $169)
- CoCo Contemporary Connoisseur vine memento sculpture by Rebecca Heartman-Kearns (RRP $60)
- Britt Bears bears and clothing (RRP $175)
- Nudus organic, Australian Made lipsticks (RRP $126 [$42 each])
- Apex Tools screwdriver set (RRP $104.50)
- Little Innoscents mega pack (RRP $105)
- $100 voucher for Energetiks dancewear (RRP $100)
- Arbor Brunswick studs and pendant by Ellinor Maza (RRP $125)
- Alana’s Pantry Spicy Sauces (RRP $105)
- The Muesli – classic – 5kg (RRP $106.50)
CoCo Contemporary Connoisseur
This vine memento sculpture by Rebecca Heartman-Kearns is wonderful!
Love. So comforting for little ones.
Nudus Organic Lipsticks
Little Innoscents Organic Baby Skincare
Arbor Brunswick pendants by Ellinor Mazza
The little choices we all make can make a big difference, and it feels good to be part of that.
Check out all the comp details here: Australian Made Our Aussie Logo
Join the Aussie Made Club here: www.aussiemadeclub.com.au
Read more about the Australian Made Logo here: About the Australian Made Logo