As most Australians will be acutely aware, our country is in drought. In fact, NSW is currently facing one of the worst droughts on record, with the impact on rural communities being significant.
Not only are farmers suffering, but so are businesses, individuals and families. In fact, some small towns are facing such dire consequences as having no drinking water, as well as the potential closure of schools and hospitals.
But throughout the country, there are women running businesses and starting side hustles to support their families. Whether they are running the local boutique or are making pickles from their country kitchen, there is no question that these women are remarkable.
To help shine a light on these businesses, Grace Brennan – a farmer’s wife from Warren NSW – launched a campaign titled @buyitfromthebush. By showcasing rural small businesses on social media, she is encouraging Australians to shop in a meaningful way this Christmas. With over 83,000 Instagram followers, it’s clear she’s hit a nerve.
We are so delighted to be following along on the Buy It From The Bush journey, and here are just a few of the items we’re adding to our carts this holiday season.
Follow Buy From The Bush and shop meaningfully this Christmas @buyfromthebush.