This all started with shared whinges with several other fellow creatives, and I was somewhat relieved that I wasn't the only one finding the whole process tedious. As much as I'd like to obtain my supplies and render the services of local businesses, I have been forced to turn to overseas sources due to several reasons. The most common one is that the supplies I want simply don't exist in Australia. Others include inferior supplies imported wholesale that I could easily find on sites like aliexpress.com that I would rather not use. Quality supplies and services do exist locally, but I often miss or overlook them due to their lack of advertising and exposure. Or maybe I'm just not travelling in the right circles. Those that I've come across, I've been lucky to do so from word of mouth.
It's hard enough to juggle a creative business, let alone deal with this endless search for quality sources on a daily basis so my little resource list was born. I hope it will provide you with a starting point with your own searches and let you free up some time for more important and productive adventures!
If you have any top-notch places you'd like to share, please feel free to drop a link or two in the comments section. It's always nice to find new sources! If you ever want to find the Resources Page again, you can either bookmark it or click on the link in the right-hand side sidebar on the Blog.