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This Instagram Account Lets You Online Shop And Support Drought-Affected Aussies At The Same Time

@buyfromthebush is bringing gems from rural Australia to your doorstep.

NSW and southern parts of QLD are currently facing some of the worst droughts ever recorded. Dam levels are seriously low and many rural towns are predicted to run out of water in the very near future. Rain in these places is patchy at best and our government is still yet to put an action plan in place that is effective at managing what water is left.

Keeping a small business afloat is difficult at the best of times. But for Aussies doing it tough in drought-ridden areas, it must seem near impossible at times. Good ol’ social media has pulled through to help in supporting the livelihoods and passion of artisans and craftsmen from the bush.

From the tiny town of Warren in central NSW, the idea of @buyfromthebush was born. Grace Brennan started the Instagram and Facebook accounts to give businesses and people struggling in drought-affected areas a way to connect with us big city peeps who love beautiful things made with love.

So How Does It Work?

Small businesses in drought affected areas only have to tag the account or hashtag Buy From The Bush to get a cheeky feature from the account. If you find something made rurally you love on here, it’s just a simple DM slide to the tagged business or visit to their website. There are some seriously gorg things on offer and who can resist a cheeky online shop?

The drought is having a massive toll on our farmers, but we don’t really hear about the peeps in these communities that are suffering too. @buyfromthebush is a fab way to keep rural shop doors open and keep spirits up in the worst of times.

The account only sprang into action two weeks ago but is already a serious hit with almost 60k followers on Insta. There are heaps of cute lil accessories as well as homewares and clothes on offer so do ya self a favour and chuck them a follow.

Image sources: @danielcgold (Unsplash), @buyfromthebush (Instagram)

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