Made In New Zealand - What Does This Really Mean?
March 09, 2024

Made In New Zealand - What Does This Really Mean?

The "Made in New Zealand" label signifies more than just the geographical origin of a product. It represents a commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and the unique standards that New Zealand holds. 

For consumers, this label is a guide to making informed choices that align with values of quality, sustainability, and supporting local economies. 

In this blog, we delve into what it means for a product to be Made in New Zealand, the benefits of choosing these products, their economic impact, and why MiteGuard®, as a local brand made by NZ Natural Bedding Ltd, takes pride in bearing this mark of authenticity and quality.

Made In New Zealand NZ Naturals Certification

What Does "Made in New Zealand" Mean?

Products claiming to be Made in New Zealand must adhere to specific guidelines and regulations that dictate the extent of their local origins.

This includes not only the location where the products are manufactured but also considers where the ingredients or components are sourced.

The New Zealand government ensures that products labelled as Made in New Zealand genuinely reflect the country's high standards of production, including ethical labour practices, environmental responsibility, and quality craftsmanship.

Benefits of Buying Products Made in New Zealand.

Choosing products Made in New Zealand comes with a myriad of benefits that extend beyond the individual to the wider community and environment:

  • Quality Assurance: New Zealand-made products are renowned for their high quality and durability, meeting stringent standards that guarantee customer satisfaction. MiteGuard® ‘s quality assurance program for example, checks 100% of products produced, enabling customer certainty and strong product performance.
  • Environmental Sustainability: New Zealand manufacturers are bound by laws to ensure they do not contaminate our environment. They are encouraged to develop sustainable practices and minimise waste, which contributes to a healthier planet.
  • Supporting Local People and Businesses: Purchasing locally made products supports the livelihoods of local people, artisans and businesses in the community, fostering a thriving local economy. Businesses that make products in Aotearoa - New Zealand must obey NZ labour, health and safety and wage laws, ensuring the well-being of their employees.

Economic Impact of Supporting Local

Supporting New Zealand made products not only bolsters the local economy by keeping money within the country, but also contributes to job creation and the stability of local communities.

The well-documented “multiplier effect”, shows that every dollar spent on locally produced goods circulates 2-4 times through that local economy.  

By choosing locally made products, consumers are investing in their community and country's future, helping to sustain and grow industry. This, in turn, enhances the nation's independence, reducing reliance on imports and strengthening the local market against global economic fluctuations.

Our Commitment to Being Made in New Zealand

As a proud New Zealand-based company, our commitment to the Made in New Zealand label is at the core of our business philosophy.

Our products are designed, manufactured, and packaged right here in New Zealand, adhering to the highest standards of quality.

We know the names of the people who make your products, and we source materials locally whenever possible, supporting other local suppliers, keeping our NZ dollars working for the local community and reducing our carbon footprint.

As a company, we are proud to embody these values and to offer our customers products that promise quality, ethical actions, and support for our beautiful country.