You’re probably familiar with the Australian Made campaign. It’s existed for more than 30 years and in that time the iconic green and gold logo has become an instantly recognisable mark of authenticity. When we see it associated with a product or a brand, we know that it means a product is ‘genuinely Australian’ and that by buying it, we are supporting the Australian economy.
For many, the ‘Australian Made’ label has become synonymous with quality. This is in part due to the fact that the logo is a registered trademark, and so can only be used on products that are registered with the Australian Made campaign. To become registered, they need to pass a third-party approval process based on criteria that is set out by the Australian Consumer Law. It’s this system of thoroughly vetting products and brands that has made the Australian Made campaign so trusted by consumers.
Sealy is one of the few Australian mattress brands that can say their mattresses are 100% Australian Made. The brand sources all of their materials from within the country, from their patented coils (sourced from a supplier in South Australia) to the foams, timbers and fabrics used with their mattresses. Testing takes place within their dedicated testing facility in Queensland. Each one of their mattresses is made to order in one of their 5 production facilities located across the country, where skilled craftsmen make mattresses and take the utmost care in creating the quality products that have underpinned the brand's long history.
Currently, they employ more than 700 Australians and support many other independent suppliers across the country. With their reputation for producing exceptionally comfortable and affordable mattresses, Sealy is a great choice for buyers looking for their next mattress.
SleepMaker has a proud Australian history. The brand has been making mattresses for close to 100 years, having first started in Australia back in the 1930s. Nowadays, they’re owned by The Comfort Group, who employ over 1,200 staff as Australasia's largest bedding and foam manufacturer. The brand has dedicated itself to sourcing materials for its mattresses from within Australia where possible and have maintained large scale on-shore manufacturing capabilities over the years, with a number of manufacturing facilities in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia.
The easiest way to tell if a mattress is made in Australia is to look at whether or not a brand is an official licensee of the Australian Made logo. Only brands who pass the criteria for Australian Made will be approved to use the logo, so this guarantees that the product you’re buying was manufactured in Australia.
There are many benefits to buying Australian made mattresses, but here are a few of the main reasons why you should.
Support Australian businesses. Buying Australian made products means you’re supporting Australian jobs and keeping your money within the Australian economy.
Locally sourced materials. Australian made mattresses often use locally sourced materials, which helps suppliers and again contributes to the economy.
Innovation. Australia is a country that punches above its weight in terms of innovation. Many of our mattress manufacturers have cutting edge technology available to them and meet incredibly high standards in the quality of the mattresses they produce.
Faster shipping and returns. On-shore manufacturing capabilities mean faster turnaround times as your mattress won’t need to be made and shipped from overseas.
Australian made products often come with a lower price tag than comparable products from overseas, as they don’t need to be imported - although there are some overseas brands that may produce products overseas that save costs in other areas (such as overheads on having a showroom, or on the cost of materials). Generally, you’ll find both Australian made and overseas mattress products available in all budget categories, so the best thing to do is consider your budget and shop around.
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Bedshed is one of Australia's largest mattress, bedding and bedroom furniture retailers. We carry ranges of beds, bedroom suites, children's bedroom furniture, headboards & bases and mattresses from brands like Sealy, Sleepmaker, Tempur, Kingsdown, Dreamsense and Insignia, as well as a wide range of manchester and pillows.