Most clearly, it directly affects the local economy and aids in employment creation. The accessibility of seeing a production location and the fact that working conditions are maintained to Australian standards both contribute to a brand’s ability to maintain supply chain transparency. Australian-made is also associated with high-quality manufacturing both domestically and internationally.
Even now, local production is more difficult than you might think. In recent years, a lot of manufacturing facilities in Australia have shut down. Along with these closures, Australia’s pool of skilled employees has dramatically shrunk. Even if a brand is able to find a local manufacturer, the fabrication of clothing frequently uses a variety of imported materials. These could be the materials used to make the clothing or every piece of haberdashery (such as buttons, zips, and thread) that was employed in its creation. Simply put, there are numerous benefits to choosing to manufacture abroad for a brand or designer.