Get Behind Victorian Businesses

Get Behind Victorian Businesses

One of the most startling images from last month’s news was a Melbourne cafe owner openly dissolving into tears when the  current lockdown was confirmed.

The hurt and despair was also encapsulated on the Instagram feed of much loved Melbourne TV personality and funny lady, Julia Morris, whose message to her followers was pure anguish. Railing about people making lockdown jokes, she wrote: We are trying so hard, We are so down. Please stop shaming us.

”It’s been a kick in the guts for Melbourne businesses who were just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” says retail guru, Associate Professor Marketing, Jana Bowden of Macquarie Business School. She believes that the extended lockdown will result in a $2 billion retail trade loss.

On the Buy Aussie Now Marketplace, we also want to do something positive. We want everyone to get behind Victorian businesses by making an effort to “Buy Vic” today. And there’s so many brilliant brands to discover from our Melbourne mates!

So here’s my picks for you to “add to cart.”

Look as cool as a Melbourne fashion maven in one of the curated sweat shirts from Victorian label, Elvie & Leo. The Elvie Laughing Leopard Sweat with its cheesy leopard print smile, was hand made in Victoria by artisans. There’s several more styles to choose from and each one is a sweat statement.

Protect your skin all year round with a People4Ocean Sunscreen and evade a burn time that can be as rapid as five minutes. This Melbourne based brand is made without toxins that harm the oceans’  ecosystems. Try P4O SP30 Sunscreen, which is 100% natural, golden and deeply nourishing with a semi-matte mineral finish.

You can never underestimate the power of a great sleep, which is why you should invest in the best Victorian- made bedding. Easy Rest is an Australian owned family business founded in 1971 from Dandenong South, Melbourne. 

Try the Easy Rest Sleep Gusseted Medium 2 Pack Pillow, which is designed for those looking for a touch of luxury, along with medium support. 

Toy fads come and go but a Pongo  Standard Aussie Edition All-Weather Ping Pong Table, from Melbourne, is forever. Play under lights and all year round. They sport a high tensile all-aluminium construction for superior strength, With Pongo tables, it’s always game on.

 If you wish to train your dog not to climb into your bed at night, it’s time you gave your pet their own luxe Molly Barker crib from Melbourne. 

The Sasha Dog Bed  is a true canine luxury retreat. Reclining on beautiful soft leather, your dog will soon turn up his/her nose at bunking in with you.

Treat yourself to indulgent chocolate and support one of Melbourne’s most desirable confectionary brands, Ministry of Chocolate.

The Milk Chocolate Lovers’ 100g Bar Bundle is made with couverture chocolate and includes several different varieties. These bars include Australian natural ingredients and they’re palm oil free. It’s the sweetest way to support a Melbourne small business.

Made by Gabbee from Armstrong in Victoria specialises in hand made baby accessories that are destined to become heirlooms. Celebrate the Hungry Caterpillar tale with this colourful foil feather print quilt with 100% cotton backing. It would brighten up any nursery.

And just like that famished Caterpillar, if we all make an effort to buy Victorian brands, the result could be transformational.

Buy Vic!

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    Sasha Dog Lead

    Molly Barker

    $124.00
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    Hunter Rabbit

    Molly Barker

    $38.00
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    All Chocolate Lover's Bar Bundle

    Ministry of Chocolate

    $38.95 FREE Delivery over $100
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    Sampler Gift Box

    Ministry of Chocolate

    $59.95 FREE Delivery over $100
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    The Elvie Midnight Sky Sweat with Studs.

    Elvie & Leo

    $189.00 FREE Delivery
    FREE Delivery
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    ER SLEEP DUAL SUPPORT FIRM PILLOW

    Easy Rest Pillows

    $49.95 FREE Delivery over $299
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    The Elvie Laughing Leopard Sweat

    Elvie & Leo

    $169.00 FREE Delivery
    FREE Delivery
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    ER CLOUD SUPPORT MICROPLUSH STD PILLOW

    Easy Rest Pillows

    $49.95 FREE Delivery over $299
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    Polka Dots and Star Wars Tote Reversible

    Made by Gabbee

    $40.00 FREE Delivery over $100
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    Ombre Purple Feather Print Handmade Quilt

    Made by Gabbee

    $155.00 FREE Delivery
    FREE Delivery
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    SPF30 Sunscreen Nourish | 200 mL

    People4Ocean Sun Care

    $49.00 FREE Delivery over $50

ABOUT THE WRITER Ros Reines is a Sydney journalist and the author of four books.

She is currently penning her fifth - a memoir of a life in the media.

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