Aussie Made Gear - Makers List

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Aussie Made Gear - Makers List

Postby Nuts » Mon 29 Jun, 2020 5:12 pm

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Re: Aussie Made Gear - Makers List

Postby Zapruda » Mon 29 Jun, 2020 5:32 pm

Great list with some excellent Aussie gear makers. Thanks Nuts.
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Re: Aussie Made Gear - Makers List

Postby Nuts » Tue 30 Jun, 2020 1:24 pm

Yeah, I agree.

There's wallets not bullets but it's as much environmental. sending wool overseas, just to be washed, is ridiculous. Still a long way to go!

Couple that come to mind just now:

Tasgear Gaiters- tough, as good as any?
Yowie Snowshoes - these are tough and lightweight, good enough for our mixed boot/snowshoe conditions.
Kingwood Skis - I know nothing about these but haven't found another ANZAC maker?
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Re: Aussie Made Gear - Makers List

Postby Lamont » Tue 30 Jun, 2020 2:36 pm

Nice work Nuts. Ta.
Like the non-mulesed wool option.
Really surprised to find Redback are made here.
My Rossi Mulgas weigh a fair bit and are for pretty much casual wear, but on the second sole now and they look as good as (near :D) new.
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Postby north-north-west » Tue 30 Jun, 2020 3:15 pm

Tasgear gaiters are better than anything else I can find on the market.
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Postby rucksack » Thu 02 Jul, 2020 2:40 am

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Re: Aussie Made Gear - Makers List

Postby Warin » Thu 02 Jul, 2020 12:03 pm

https://www.aust-woollenmills.com/

I have one of there thermal tops .. a mix of wool and cotton. Some of there product has the % of wool/cotton stated, upto 95% wool. Not cheap .. made in Melbourne.
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Postby gayet » Thu 02 Jul, 2020 1:24 pm

Warin wrote:https://www.aust-woollenmills.com/

I have one of there thermal tops .. a mix of wool and cotton. Some of there product has the % of wool/cotton stated, upto 95% wool. Not cheap .. made in Melbourne.



And they have a sale on at present. 50% 0r more in some cases.
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Re: Aussie Made Gear - Makers List

Postby paul_hianz » Thu 02 Jul, 2020 3:24 pm

Thanks for sharing, Nuts. I'm the author.

And cheers, Rucksack. Adding GME to the list now. :)

rucksack wrote:https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/emergency-beacons-and-safety/mt410g.aspx
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Postby paul_hianz » Thu 02 Jul, 2020 3:43 pm

p.s. Have added a list of NZ gear makers too:

https://hikeausnz.com/9-new-zealand-mad ... ar-brands/
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Re: Aussie Made Gear - Makers List

Postby Nuts » Fri 03 Jul, 2020 7:18 am

Good work Paul.

NZ rope & cord https://www.donaghys.com.au/safety-and- ... rbor-ropes
I guess NZ is good?, this is a long established business, some foods are diverted through NZ for lesser standards?

It feels all this should be made simple, and available on an app,by a government. Not just makers identified, but those involved in the process, especially the dirty bits.

Example: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-28/ ... a/12391394
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Re: Aussie Made Gear - Makers List

Postby paul_hianz » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 10:23 am

Nuts wrote:Good work Paul.

NZ rope & cord https://www.donaghys.com.au/safety-and- ... rbor-ropes
I guess NZ is good?, this is a long established business, some foods are diverted through NZ for lesser standards?

It feels all this should be made simple, and available on an app,by a government. Not just makers identified, but those involved in the process, especially the dirty bits.

Example: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-28/ ... a/12391394


Thanks Nuts. I have written a NZ version of the article too which can be found below.

https://hikeausnz.com/9-new-zealand-mad ... ar-brands/

Will check Donaghys out.

Saw that ABC article the other day. It's something that's been at the fore for me, in creating Ottie Merino. Indeed, our wool is grown in Australia (non-mulesed). Our fabric is knitted and dyed here. Our clothing is manufactured here—fabric turned into garments in Melbourne. But, unfortunately, the wool is processed and yarn spun overseas because there is no real choice. If that changes, and it's viable for us to do so, we'll be all over that—having it brought back to Australia.
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