In the wake of the still-burning Australian bushfire crisis, we’re profiling our favourite fire-affected businesses from the instagram account @spendwiththem. Led by Turia Pitt and Grace McBride, the #spendwiththem movement shines a light on small, local businesses who need our support to rebuild and recover. Online shopping that makes a difference? Say no more.
Beautiful Jervis Bay on the NSW coastline is famous for its dazzling blue green waters and white sand. A summer haven for Australian families, and a hidden gem for international tourists, its shores looked decidedly uninviting over the Christmas season of 2019. With bushfires raging out of control, the peak season – the busiest time for small local business reliant on foot traffic – went up in flames too.