Australians know that buying Australian Made products and services is the preferred choice, but sometimes we forget why. We get sidetracked trying to save a few dollars buying overseas products and overlook the flow-on effect of buying local.
When you spend money with local businesses, like a custom t-shirt printer, it immediately gets pumped back into other local businesses and the local community. That could be a nearby coffee shop, courier service or sponsorship money for events or local sports. Then there’s the benefit of quality and longevity.
Goods produced in Australia are designed to meet strict guidelines as well as the expectations of consumers. That means you can expect the quality of the product to be of a higher standard and the manufacturing to meet basic environmental and human rights standards - something overseas manufacturers often neglect.
So, if you’re ready to order a large run of t-shirts for your business or event, let’s explore why you’re better off choosing an Australian based t-shirt printer.
1. Benefits the Australian community
As mentioned above, money that’s spent with local Australian businesses benefits the wider community. Choosing an Australian based t-shirt printer for all corporate wear, safety wear or accessories will generate more local jobs and help Australian businesses grow. Now more than ever, Australian SMEs need support from the larger corporations, so if you’re in charge of ordering custom printed clothing for your workplace or event, don’t just compare the per-item price. Compare the quality of the product and the impact your purchase will have on the Australian community.
2. You get a higher quality product
Australians are used to clothing of a certain quality. Custom printed clothing should be no different. Make sure that your t-shirt printer is supplying a high standard fabric product and using safe, quality ink. If you choose a good printer, the printed design should last as long as the product it’s printed on. If you go with the cheapest overseas quote, you may get a sub-standard fabric or low-quality paint. In any case, you could be re-ordering quicker than expected. A garment made from high-quality fabric will retain its shape and size after washing. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the quality of a product before you order.
3. More likely to find an eco-friendly t-shirt printer
If you choose an Australian based t-shirt printer, like The Fabric Printer, you can rest easy knowing the products they use are free of toxic chemicals. Make sure you do your research and find out what ink is used by your chosen t-shirt printer. Remember, water-based inks are non-toxic, long lasting and certified eco-friendly. It’s also important to consider the human cost of printing t-shirts. You should consider where your garments are made and whether they are being made under ethical conditions. The Fabric Printer sources the majority of their stock through AS Colour, an Australian company that offers 100% traceability of all their fabric suppliers.
4. It’s easier to contact an Australian t-shirt printer
Should you ever need to contact your t-shirt printer directly, or want to see and feel a sample of a product, it makes much more sense to use someone who is based in Australia. Australian produced products also come with automatic guarantees and warranties that you may not get from overseas suppliers. In addition to the standard guarantees that come under Australian Consumer Law, many Australian businesses will offer further warranties. For example, if you buy custom printed t-shirts from the Fabric Printer, you’ll be covered by their 100% satisfaction guarantee. That means you get exactly what you ordered at the price that was quoted.
5. Quick turnaround from order to delivery
There are so many hands an overseas delivery must pass through before it reaches you. Extra hands mean extra chances for delays. Whether it’s a delay in manufacturing or shipping, expect your overseas order of custom printed t-shirts to take longer. At the Fabric Printer, everything is printed in their Perth warehouse and shipped out immediately. If you need something extra fast, you can ask for a 24-hour express order or a rush order. Either way, ordering with an Australian t-shirt printer will deliver your goods within a more reasonable time.
If you want to see the collection of products available at The Fabric Printer, visit us online. The Fabric Printer produces a range of products for large corporations and events as well as small community groups and individuals.
Whether it’s 20 or 20,000 t-shirts you need, talk to Australian based t-shirt printer, The Fabric Printer.