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Hey mummies was wondering if anyone else loved to support local businesses, and if any of you mummies had any. I am a huge fan of Australian small businesses and would love more shops to shop from. We tend to shop online and buy baby and children clothing

Posted anonymously, 30th September 2015

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  • HELL YES! during the covid period I have made it my goal to support more small businesses. Especially home made clothing/jewellery etc

  • I do shop local whenever I can and I truly admire people who take the chance to start up a small business.

  • Unfortunately a lot of small local businesses have closed, partly big businesses are open longer hours and partly because some small businesses charge close to double for exactly the same branded products. Some just can’t afford to pay so much extra – including for food – especially when it’s the same brand, same packaging and there is a difference in price of up to $1.00 – sometimes even more. If I can get an item for $2.00 and it is $3.25 in a small business I am not going to pay that much extra on just one item.

  • I love buying handmade! Obviously it’s more expensive than the major retailers but the items are unique and each piece is made with love and great quality as opposed to factory production. I have Giggles & Bubbles on FB and find that my most busiest time is the lead up to Christmas for our reversible superhero capes. I appreciate everyone that buys local!!

  • I tend to shop based on locality, so I will support small business as well as larger retailers if they are conveniently located.

  • i love to shop instore and see what exactly i am paying for lol.

  • Not really – I find it cheaper to go to major retailers :(

  • We do our best to support local business’s and friends and family that have online business, its good to try and be local

  • I only buy my kids clothing from Australian small businesses. We find a lot of the stores through Facebook and instagram.,

  • Maybe that’s something that needs to be add on MOM?

  • Yes,we always go to the local fish & chip shop.

  • Yes :)
    I love small businesses!
    I follow that many on FB but love seeing all the beautiful items

  • One thing that I love is shopping with home business like candles, kids products etc. Just recently brought a baby present from my scentsy consultant and its great. I don’t want to help big shops that don’t really care for your business. As im also an independent consultant for nutrimetics and buy all my cleaning, skin care, makeup, hair, baby, hair products great don’t need to go to shops. Get bread from bakery and vegie/fruit from market all good paying it forward. Love My products and love to be able to help people find what they need especially people suffering with an illness and need something to make them feel great. Which is why I got into it in the first place.

  • It’s great to see so many mums supporting Australian run buisnesses

  • Aussie owned and Aussie made! Living in a rural community, I think it is more important than ever to support local businesses. Sorry, don’t have my own business, but it’ll be interesting to know how many other MoM’s do have their own.

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