The past year has been tough for Aussies. Restrictions and lockdowns from COVID-19 have made ‘business as usual’ pretty impossible for tens of thousands of Australian businesses. Particularly for small businesses, they need support to get back on their feet. That's where you come in.
Here are top 5 reasons you should go local with your skincare:
1. You’re Supporting the Australian Economy
When you buy Australian-made products, you’re keeping your money within Australia; generating more income for the national economy by supporting local jobs, businesses and industries.
According to Roy Morgan Research, if every household spent an additional $10 a week on Australian Made products, it would inject an extra $5 billion into the economy annually, and create up to 11,000 new jobs.
2. Made to Australian Standards
Aussie manufacturers are required by law to meet some of the highest quality and safety standards in the world. Because of this, when you buy Australian Made products, you know you are supporting a business that: provides top tier goods, treats and pays their employees fairly, and uses high quality resources and materials.
3. Supporting Locals
There are so many positives to supporting your local small businesses, including:
- Small local businesses are the largest employers in Australia, so supporting local people helps keep jobs in your community.
- Local businesses invest in the community and are more committed to the community’s welfare
- Your opinion and desires are much more influential to a local business owner as opposed to a large supply chain company. This means you can help the business with your purchasing decisions and customer feedback.
4. Greater Consumer Satisfaction & Confidence
Australian made products come with automatic guarantees that the product will work and do what you asked for. This is under the Australian Consumer Law. Many Australian companies also offer warranties and guarantees on their products.
Grahams Natural goes above and beyond this by producing naturally formulated products that utilise natural ingredients that are clinically tested.To ensure Grahams is always advancing and meeting the above standard as being the specialists in the natural treatment of skin problems, Class I Medical Device products were developed.
What is a Class 1 Medical Device?
A Class 1 Medical product is a product that’s ingredients are requiredto be clinically tested.This not only ensures that the ingredients are formulated for the specific skin condition we are claiming, but also gives the user of the product confidence in using Grahams products for the intended purpose. These products considered to be Class 1 Medical Device are our C+ creams, Rosacea cream, Psoriasis creams, Baby Eczema cream, Nappy rash cream, Baby Eczema body and bath oil, Diabetic foot cream
How Does Class 1 Medical Device Products Give You Confidence?
When a product is considered a Class I Medical Device, the user can have confidence in the product as the ingredients are required by law to be clinically tested. These ingredients are tested specifically for the skin condition that the product is aiming to help with. The user can have full confidence in the product knowing that the ingredients have been clinically tested and are constructed to treat the particular skin condition.
In addition, Australian-made products usually come with a local customer support team, so if you need any assistance, the supplier is just a phone call away.
At Grahams Natural, we offer a 100% customer satisfaction policy. If you are not satisfied with a product(s) you have purchased online, we will happily organise a refund or exchange. You can contact our local support team by calling 07 5596 1708 between 9am- 4pmAustralian EST Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
5. Sustainable Manufacturing Methods
In addition to strict quality and safety standards, Australian businesses are also required to follow stringent environmental guidelines and policies. Sustainability is a fundamental part of manufacturing in Australia. Australian-made products have strict environmental protection policies that are required to be adhered to in the manufacturing process.
At Grahams Natural, we strictly follow these standards and pack our products in recyclable packaging. We are continually looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint within the business.
It’s Time To Go Local!
This year, Australian Made Week is running from the 24th of May - 30th of May. This is a great opportunity to support your local makers and growers!
Grahams Natural is proudly an Australian made and owned small family business based on the Gold Coast. Our business began just over 20 years ago, when Geoff and Shannon Graham’s son, Ryan, developed severe eczema. Geoff also had eczema growing up, so he knew he didn’t want his child to go through the stress and hardship he went through. They began their journey into finding a natural treatment for their son by seeking professional advice from doctors and dermatologists, and mixing ingredients in their kitchen.
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