Australian Made Week
AUSTRALIAN MADE MAKES AUSTRALIA
70% of Australians have prioritised purchasing Australian made products since last Australian Made Week (June 2021).
Australian Made week that celebrates Australian makers & manufacturers. We are proud to be Australian Made since the beginning! In 1993 Kerrie helped start a local woolgrower group, Matilda Merino, which grew out of woolgrowers frustration with the low prices of wool and the effects of drought in the early 1990’s. Members wanted to know what happened to their wool once it left the farm gate and what it was actually used for. Kerrie initiated a number of projects including following wool through the value adding chain to the end product and also promoting Australian Merino wool locally.
Owners of Merino Country, Kerrie and Mal
Merino Country started on the family Sheep Station, "Clareborough" in Western Queensland value adding to the family Merino enterprise. We are very proud that our Merino wool is Australian Grown - the best in the world; our fabrics are knitted and dyed in Australia and all our garments are made in-house in our own factory in Brisbane – our customers are welcome to come and visit us and meet our team who make their clothing. Click on Our Story for more!
Clareborough Station, 1993
As an Australian owned, family business, when everyone else was going off shore years ago, we made the conscious decision to keep our production and manufacturing in Australia.
With our fabric and garments made locally we work closely with Australian woolgrowers, processors and manufacturers and have input into the specifications of not only the raw wool, but also yarn types, fabric construction, design and manufacturing of garments. Natural underwear and clothing that is good for you, our animals and our planet... Naturally!
Merino Country is a licensed user of the Australian Made trademark and Ethical Clothing with all fabric processed in Australia and garments manufactured in Queensland, supporting local jobs, families, communities and industry. It means we’re flexible with quick turn around and just in time production meaning we don’t have to wait on products from overseas and can deliver a quality product quickly to large organisations or individual customers.
Some of our talented ladies who contribute to making your Merino Products
We saw the benefit many years ago highlighting the fact that we manufacture in Australia and have done for 28 years and believe the Australian Made Logo authenticates that we are genuinely Australian. We are proudly certified by Australia's most trusted, recognised and widely used country of origin symbol. You can be rest assured that our products are truly made here in Australia to our strict and high Australian guidelines and standards.