Benefits of supporting and investing in local
As South Africans, we don’t survive, we thrive and there’s nothing like a strict lockdown to give us some vooma in our entrepreneurial tanks! Covid paved the way for local businesses to step-up within a struggling economy, seeing bigger orders, more customers and higher profit margins because of smart – localised – choices. This created new jobs, entrepreneurs and innovation we haven’t seen in a long time. If there is one thing South Africans know how to do well, it’s to look on the bright side!
As we embrace our Heritage this month – which not only includes a steak on the braai – we need to remind ourselves why we need to shop local and as business owners, support local suppliers and craftsmen (and women). One said Sleep Supplier – and the only comfort adjustable mattress in South Africa – Sloom, wears the South African stamp with pride! Like the resilience of our country, Sloom is built to last, and backs this up with a 25-year service warranty. “Buying local shortens the distance between the manufacturer and consumer, which means the distribution cost gets cut significantly. Thus quality doesn’t have to be compromised to make up for the cost of distribution and a smaller carbon footprint is left. It’s a win for all involved!” says founder of Sloom, Rudo Kemp.