Tuesday, 10 March 2015

I Support Local: The Oz Material Girls

The Oz Material Girls: Supporting Local Business
Today's guest has me excited from the top of my head to the tips of my wee little booties. I first stumbled upon Louise in one of the many Facebook groups I seem to be a member of and was immediately impressed with both her knowledge and her willingness to help others. It's no surprise that I was equally impressed with The Oz Material Girls. Having first-hand experience buying from them, I knew they simply had to be a part of my I Support Local series. I hope you enjoy learning more about...

 The Oz Material Girls

The Oz Material Girls is an Australian owned and run family business which launched in Oct 2004 with mother and daughter team Judy and Louise. In 2009,the sister shop Patterns Only was born and In 2012, Louise's husband, Mark,also joined the business.

The Oz Material Girls specialise in quality cotton fabric starting from just $9/m for quilting, patchwork, clothing, handbags, softies, home decorating and general sewing. Designers including Art Gallery, Alexander Henry, Camelot, Michael Miller, Moda, Free Spirit, Jinny Beyer, Robyn Pandolph, Riley Blake and so many more. Patterns Only provide a huge selection of paper patterns and instant download ePatterns from all the top designers and love supporting our Aussie Pattern Designers. 

Patterns Only

The Oz Material Girls and Patterns Only offers crafty club subscriptions where customers receive a monthly fabric or pattern surprise delivered to their door. The very popular clubs include The Jelly Roll Club, FQ Club, Handbag Club, Softies Club, just to name a few. Customers also earn rewards points when they shop via the websites, which can be used against future orders, saving even more money. Not to mention capped postage and free gift offers , it's all about making our customers shopping experience a great one every time and getting the best value they can! And we also love a good sale! Be sure to join our facebook sale group for lots of bargains

One of the things we love the most at TOMG is seeing our Customers Creations... We get such a buzz out of seeing all the amazing handmade items made from our fabric and patterns. Our kids and novelty fabric ranges always bring a smile to my face when they arrive and remind me of my childhood with designs like Paddington Bear, Holly Hobbie, PacMan, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Winnie the Pooh, just to name a few. We are always very excited when new deliveries arrive at our warehouse, which happens most weeks!

The Oz Material Girls Fabrics

All of us at TOMG, including our amazing online admin team, are proud Aussies and love that we have been able to continue to supply our Aussie customers ,around this gorgeous country of ours, with a fabulous range of fabric and patterns . Louise is also very active on Facebook and loves interacting with our Aussie customers many which are now online friends, and is always up for a chat plus supporting their fabulous handmade creations wherever possible.

Supporting Aussie Businesses is so important as small businesses are the backbone of our country and without support from locals many businesses cannot survive. The Oz Material Girls have been very lucky to have survived over 10 years in a very competitive industry, much of that competition coming from overseas. We believe this has been achieved from building relationships with our customers, providing exceptional customer service, and continually reinventing ourselves and supporting the craft and handmade world 

Handmade Markets

Next time you need to buy a gift for someone, why not think handmade. You not only get a unique gift but you will also be supporting an Aussie business, many of which are stay at home mums, just trying to earn some money to help support their families. TOMG love supporting handmade and also run a community page called Handmade Markets where Aussie businesses can sell their handmade wares. It is a great way to show your support and buy locally!

Earn Reward Points with The Oz Material Girls

We are an online business, open 24 hours / 7 days a week!

We would love to connect with you!

Facebook 
The Oz Material Girls- www.facebook.com/OzMaterialGirls

Pinterest
The Oz Material Girls and Patterns Only - www.pinterest.com/OzMaterialGirls

Instagram
The Oz Material Girls and Patterns Only - https://instagram.com/theozmaterialgirls

Twitter
The Oz Material Girls - www.twitter.com/OzMaterialGirls
Handmade Markets - www.twitter.com/HandmadeMarkets

Google +
The Oz Material Girls and Patterns Only -plus.google.com/+theozmaterialgirls
Handmade Markets -plus.google.com/111682607304826184353/

Blog
The Oz Material Girls and Patterns Only - www.theozmaterialgirls.blogspot.com.au
Handmade Markets - www.handmademarketsoz.blogspot.com

Happy Stitching

What a terrific read. It's great to hear the thoughts of someone with so much experience in this industry. Now...if anyone needs me, I'll be off browsing the crafty club subscriptions. Who's with me???

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