Happy dancing here at 2 duck trading co – our new shipment has finally arrived and unpacked. So time to get ordering folks. Pop over to the My Shop page. More styles will be added soon too – once we get the photos done.
Importing – an exercise in patience! We are nearly there folks – the baskets have docked in Sydney and we are now only days away from them being delivered. So happy to know they are in Sydney and not the high seas.
We are just dying to have all our favourites back in stock and see some of the new styles coming.
We will update the shopping website as soon as we know when we can supply the orders. You can always message as well if you want to put in an order.
Wholesales: the back orders are rolling in. Contact us for the code to look at the wholesale styles if you are new to 2 duck baskets.
Our fantastic rustic rectangle baskets will be back in three sizes.
Our double handle baskets!
Our favourite classic market basket with comfy thick long handles.
More photos to come too.
Find us every Saturday at Cambridge markets EQ, Entertainment Quarter from 8am to 2pm, (Exceptionally we are away Saturday Saturday 7th November) then every Saturday until Xmas.
For November we will be there Saturday 14th November and then every Saturday during December until Xmas.
Our Sunday for November at Le Marche Willoughby is 22nd November, (we are exceptionally away Sunday 8th Nov).
Popped Up at Kimo – Thursday 26th November. Our only country event this year!!
Bastille Market Australia 2 day festive shopping event Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th November at Club Willoughby Crabbes Ave.
Cambridge Market EQ Exceptional Christmas market – Sunday 29th November in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. 10-4pm.
Well the trials and tribulations of importing really aren’t for the faint hearted! After getting super excited about welcoming our new stock in late Sept/early October we were devastated to hear that our shipment is caught up in the current trouble at Port Sydney. So instead of getting it this week we are now waiting until late October. The container is taking a detour to Adelaide and Melbourne before getting to Sydney. It is so frustrating but as there is nothing we can do I must just get on as best as I can. Breathe.
I have now put all the coming styles available on the wholesale page. https://2ducktrading.com.au/wholesale-2020/ I am taking back orders so that when the new baskets do come, I can be ready to get them out asap!! Contact us if you haven’t got the code to access the wholesale section.
Basket of the Month
Our large round basket with short handles is so much fun and perfect for a day at the beach or pool! Woven in the classic palm leaf with a short palm leaf handle it is a great style and totally sustainable. Check out this basket and our others over at the shop. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/large-round-basket/
This month find us at: We are at Cambridge markets EQ every Saturday during October. From 8am to 2pm in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter.
This month we are at Carriageworks Farmers market Saturday 10th and 24th October from 8am to 1pm.
We will be at Le Marche at Club Willoughby, Crabbes Avenue both Sunday 11th and 25th October.
A day of beautiful things– Thursday 29th October East rugby Club O’Sullivan Road Bellevue Hill. Pashmina’s, leather hand bags, jewellery and us. From 10 til 4pm.
We love Spring at 2 duck, it is perfect for baskets and the promise of warm weather, picnics, and all the things that baskets are meant for.
These days the outdoors is extra special. It is lovely to be out and about after being cooped up more than normal due to Covid 19.
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that by early October, we will have our full range of baskets back in stock. We really miss our classic baskets when they sell out. Due to the strangeness of the year we have concentrated our order on the very popular and classic styles. There will be plenty of our wonderful double handled baskets and the classic baskets with and without leather trim. We also welcome back our trim basket with the leather buckle too. Always a popular style.
We are thrilled to have an excellent stock of the fabulous baskets with the cherries too.
At this stage the shipment is due around the 6th October so we should have it through customs and quarantine with in a week. As soon as we are certain of the date we will update the website and let the shopping commence.
So until they arrive, it is business as usual for us and markets on Saturday!
Our single strap basket is beautiful size, at just a little smaller than our classic medium styles. They are great for carrying shopping for just one or two people. Coming with long leather strap handles, it swings easily over the shoulder as you head to the beach, the market or a picnic. This basket has an additional woven base to assist with stability, which makes it able to stand on its own when put down. A perfect everyday basket! Find this basket and others on the website: https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/single-strap-basket/
Markets Find us every Saturday at the Cambridge market EQ in Showring from 8am to 2pm.
We will be at Carriageworks Farmers market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of September – Saturdays 12th and 26th Sept, from 8am to 1pm.
Le Marche Willoughby is a new produce market starting Sunday 13th September. It has a special accent on all things French plus plenty of local produce. It will run the 2nd and 4th Saturday every month. Located in the carpark at Club Willoughby – Crabbes Ave, from 8am to 1pm.
Wow who can believe that we are almost in August! We should be down in Melbourne at the August trade fairs and preparing for the coming busy season but this year has had other plans for us.
The best news of the week is that our new shipment will be here by mid September and we will have our full range of baskets back in stock! It is always so hard when the full collection becomes reduced and so great when we get the new delivery. I will keep you updated of the shipments progress! Happy dancing!!
In the mean time we still have plenty of baskets available. Check out this month’s basket. As I write today is the last day of plastic free July but lets keep up the good work and use the baskets and other sustainable products to help reduce our plastic use.
Great to be able to say we are now back at Cambridge market EQ every Saturday at the Entertainment Quarter in the showing from 8am to 2pm. See you there.
Also brilliant to say that Carriageworks Farmers market is restarting on the 8th August. We will be there for the reopening market. 8am to 1pm. We are planning a warehouse sale for the reopening. Yippee. We will also be there Saturday 22nd August too.
At 2 duck trading co we are a doing our best to be Covid Safe. We offer contactless payment, have hand sanitiser available, will maintain required social distancing and undertake not to come to the market if we are feeling unwell. Lets all keep safe.
Sadly the Bastille market at Club Willoughby has been postponed until 20th September. Due to the heighten issues in organising events at present a last minute decision was made to reschedule. Keeping everyone safe is our main priority!!
Well it is already July and that can only mean one thing – the annual Bastille celebrations. This year, as with everything, all the festivals are quite curtailed. So we are very lucky to have the Bastille Market at Club Willoughby on the 12 July. It’s going to be a full day of food, shopping, wine and more celebrating all things French. Situated in the car park of the Club Willoughby, Crabbes Ave. It will be an outdoor market with lots of space for everyone to enjoy safely. Can’t wait to see you all there.
Remember not only do we have the fantastic baskets perfect for any French celebration but we have a great range of the St James stripy Breton tops. Just to get into the look!
Now an annual event, the month of July is an opportunity to really look at our plastic use and our personnel commitment to reducing plastic and our carbon foot print. At 2 duck we do feel that the use of a basket is a perfect way to start reducing plastic usage. We are just back from the market and just loaded all our veggies in without additional plastic. Also we offer produce bags that assist with purchasing and sorting of your shopping. Get into it and stop single use plastics. https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/reusable-produce-bags/
As our lives gradually come back to normal and we come out of isolation, we continue to have our range of French market baskets and lovely table linens to be available online and by appointment at frenchclass in Glenmore Road Paddington until late June. Just call 0404259986 to make an appointment. We are here onsite so it is easy to meet you should you require a basket or St James teeshirt.
Winter is upon us and while we don’t always think of market baskets in the cooler weather we can use them every day for some many different things. For those lucky enough to have a fire place many of the baskets can be perfect for your kindling or logs. Otherwise they make lovely everyday hand bag like our beautiful round basket of the month below.
Basket of the Month
This round basket really brings back our visits to Morocco and scouring the Medina looking at all the wares. We can’t wait to get back to Morocco but toting the round basket gives us that holiday feeling. It has a short handle and plenty of space to pop your shopping.
Update on the markets:The markets have started back up at Cambridge market EQ Moore Park – on Wednesday and Saturday. At this stage it is mostly food – vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, flowers, spices and more! For more info please check the Cambridge markets facebook page to keep up to date – https://www.facebook.com/cambridgemarketssydney
As yet there is no news on the restart of Carriageworks Farmers market.
One for the calendar!
In July Sydney would normally be busy, with plenty of events, for the celebration French national day – 14th July! The Bastille Market Australia at Club Willoughby is still planning to go ahead on Sunday 12 July. They are planning a full celebration of everything French – food, shopping, wine and more. If public gatherings are unable to proceed at this time, they have back up date in September if the market can’t take place. For all the info https://www.facebook.com/Bastille-Market-Australia-237692973632277
A big hello from 2 duck trading co market baskets. Well life has certainly changed for us all in the last few weeks! That is probably an understatement. I hope you all are keeping safe, well and most importantly staying home. It is a short April update as we prepare to hunker down in Paddo.
We are now no longer participating in any weekly markets.
Cambridge markets EQ will be conducting their last market Wednesday 1 April.
Carriageworks Farmers market is now closed indefintely with an expected (hopefully) reopening in Spring.
Northside Produce market is also closed for the foreseeable future.
It has been so difficult for all the market managers to make these decisions but in the long term they seek to offer a safe and healthy space for people to shop.
In addition all of our special events and markets have now all been postponed or cancelled. It is very sad to not be attending Burrawang Easter fair as we always do on Easter Saturday.
Update: many of the markets are operating virtual shopping platforms.
This is truely the perfect time for a French market basket. It can be a harvest basket, a shopping basket for all the wonderful produce, a going to the market basket or collecting flowers basket.
We are already in March and the beginning of Autumn – isn’t it amazing how time flies. This is now the best time to use your French market basket from 2 duck to gather your autumnal abondance.
A beautiful bucket of roses collected from May Farms Flowers at Cambridge markets EQ. The perfect market buy.
In addition to our market baskets we also offered a range of sustainable produce bags and other reusable shopping bags to use alongside your market baskets. It is a simple but practical step to take to cut out those unnecessary plastic bags by having some products bags in your basket. See these over on My Shop https://2ducktrading.com.au/product-category/sustainable-bags/
Basket of the Month
One of our most enduring and classic market baskets – the thick short handle basket is a shopping essential. With an extra strong woven base and a doubled woven rim this is a sturdy market shopper. The short thick leather handle is so comfy for carrying a market or harvest load. Feel like a real French market shopper!
Back to school mode is here and slowly our year moves into the normal work a day life. We have the perfect tote for you!
Basket of the Month
Here is our beautiful rustic weave basket with leather trim and long comfy handles. A large basket with the narrow oval base it is the perfect carry all. The right basket for the shops, beach market or for every day use.