We are so proud to share that our Family First Aid Kits are now available on BUY FROM THE BUSH.
Buy From The Bush is a marketplace for Australian bush business. Think of it as your gateway to rural and regional Australia. We bring together the butchers, the bakers and the candlestick makers (of which there may not be thaaaat many) in small rural communities across Australia. We make it easy for small businesses to sell their products and for consumers to shop with purpose.
We believe some of the very best makers, creators, retailers and artists live in the bush. And we want to introduce them to you in one, shoppable platform. Big picture, we believe better connections between the city and the country will ensure long term survival for rural communities. Little picture, there’s soooo many delicious things to buy. From art, gifts, homewares, fashion, baby accessories and fresh produce. Some things are sourced and hand-made in the bush. Others are sourced globally and sold in small rural boutiques. All tell a lovely story about life in the Australian bush.
When you #buyfromthebush, you help keep the bills paid, the lights on, water in the tank, food on the table and you CHANGE LIVES. Buy From The Bush was created by Grace Brennan from her farm in Warren, NSW on 16th October, 2019. It began as an Instagram account showcasing the beautiful things available to buy from rural communities facing drought. The idea was simple. In the midst of the worst drought on record, when local cashflow had dried up and small bricks and mortar stores could no longer rely on foot traffic, we wanted to connect bush business with city audiences and ask them to invest. We encouraged all bush businesses to start using the #buyfromthebush on their social posts and we started to curate a social media feed filled with some of our favourites things.
Seven weeks later @buyfromthebush had over 130,000 followers on Instagram and had increased rural postage figures by 30%. Shops were selling out of stock. Landcruiser utes were being loaded up with parcels on outback stations and journeying in to the local post office to ship products across the globe. It seemed the city heard the call for help and as Slim Dusty would say provided a ‘flood of human kindness’ directed at small bush businesses. By December 2019 buyfromthebush was the second highest search term used nationally.