Andrew came up with the idea of starting an online homewares business in July 2020 after his partner Rena was stood down due to COVID-19. For Andrew and Rena, it was an opportunity to create something from scratch, a business that would support local manufacturers and offer consumers quality Australian products.
‘The response from our customers has been one of overwhelming support. We found that people were proud to be buying from an Australian owned company, supporting local business.’
‘There’s a perception that locally made products are superior in quality and are trusted above imported goods. Additionally, knowing they are supporting local jobs and the economy gives our customers a sense of pride at a time when supply chains have been interrupted by the pandemic and unemployment is high’.
When producing their collections, Living Green Decor sourced their products by reaching out to local wholesalers from across the country who had been affected by COVID-19. As you can imagine these businesses were only too happy to work with Andrew and Rena.
‘We are proud to be able to support our fellow Australians and promote our Australian Ownership to our customers, now more than ever’
Aussies helping Aussies. That’s something worth celebrating!