Why you should buy Australian made soy wax candles
If you’re searching for products at the bottom dollar, your best bet is to shop internationally. Products made overseas are usually cheaper, but as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Let’s delve into some of the reasons why your money should support Australian made, local businesses.
Consumer Guarantees set out by the Australian Consumer Law
When you buy products made in Australia, you have rights which are called consumer guarantees. These include your rights to a repair, replacement or refund as well as compensation for damages and loss and being able to cancel a faulty service. You can buy with confidence knowing that the ACCC has got your back.
As of January 2011, these consumer guarantees (among others) have applied to products and services in Australia -
Products must be of acceptable quality, and this is determined by:
Safe, lasting, with no faults
Do all the things someone would normally expect them to do.
Match descriptions made by the salesperson, on packaging and labels, and in promotions or advertising
Match any demonstration model or sample you asked for
Be fit for the purpose the business told you it would be fit for and for any purpose that you made known to the business before purchasing
Meet any extra promises made about performance, condition and quality, such as life time guarantees and money back offers, among others.
Access to these rights are null and void when purchasing from overseas and your recourse, if there are issues with your purchase, is limited to the generosity of the seller or the platform you purchased from.
Support the local economy
For every purchase made in Australia, you’re supporting jobs, economic development and prosperity within the country, but also the flow on effects which benefits families and local communities.
Making the choice to support Australian businesses creates a ripple effect in your community and supports Australian jobs. This allows the company that produces the product tp
employ more Australians. If more Australians have jobs, it means families are likely to have more money to spend, and this supports the economy.
Another important element of supporting Australian business is that the companies you buy from and their employees will pay tax to the Government which is used to spend on things like hospitals, sporting facilities and schools.
Feel secure with quality assurance
Products made in Australia are subject to strict quality standards. This means that when you buy Australian-made, you know that the product will be made to a certain standard and is built to last.
Because of the safety standards we’re held to in Australia, the equipment and materials used to make these products will not affect your health and wellbeing. Speaking personally, it’s in my best interest to work as safely as possible and to use the best quality materials I can source, to prolong their usage and keep myself safe to have a long career!
The use of candles with a lead core were banned in Australia since 2002, but may be found in candles made in other countries. Wicks used by Pretty Frank are 100% natural raw cotton, so you can be assured of their safety.
Reduce energy consumption and footprints
When your products are made in Australia, you reduce the energy consumption required to get them to you, which also reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Pretty Frank also couriers from HQ to you via a completely carbon neutral delivery courier. Enjoy your candle order, without costing the earth.
Are there any other great reasons to buy Australian made products?