Not Good this time around. I was under the impression that you were AUSTRALIAN MADE AND OWNED. Apparently NOT. Imagine my huge disappointment when's Just before I scent my purchase to a friend Over seas I turn things over or check the tags and the say MADE IN CHINA. I'm so bloody angry. " I still call Australia home is a crock. You only design. Im so pissed off. I won't buy from you again. I wanted Australian designed, made and owned. You are not.
Dear Shirilee, Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry we have disappointed you. Our criteria for stocking a gift that it is designed by an Australian designer for an Australian owned company who pay taxes and employ staff in Australia. Many companies do get products manufactured overseas as Australia no longer has commercial manufacturing plants in many aresas such as coasters and porcelain mugs. This particular product was designed by Elise Martinson, a Sydney based designer for Ashdene, an Australian company who has been in operation for over 25 years, and who used to manufacture in Australia but stopped doing so because of prohibitive costs of production here. All this information is available on the product you purchased on the detailed product information below the short description of the product, including more information about Elise and Ashdene. If you wish to purchase only Australian made we have a specific section on out website under the 'Australian Made' section that can be found here. https://www.istillcallaustraliahome.com/product-category/australian-made-gifts/
I'm set to visit my family overseas and wanted something small that wouldn't take up too much room in my suitcase, that says: Australian and quality. This pack is exactly that and I'm sure my relatives will enjoy it. I only wish you had more available.
Thank you for your feedback! I hope you have a great trip connecting back with your family overseas.
It is so representative and well design as for gift to a neighborhood. Once you open the package and touch it, you can feel the quality of the product which I believe it will stand for a couple of years. Let's say it will stand for 5-7years.