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July

So much to look forward to this month. Starting off with the celebration of the French National Day  – 14 July.  Plastic free July and the opportunity to really make plastic bags history.

 

We will be celebrating this year at the Bastille Market – Sunday 8th July at Club Willoughby. This will be a lovely boutique celebration, with a great collection of French shopping stalls, French food, wine, entertainment and much more. From 9am to 2pm.

 

Plastic bag free July

What a great initiative and way to capitalise on the move that the large supermarkets are making towards stopping the use of single use plastic bags. We are totally committed to this at 2 duck. At our markets in addition to our range of baskets, we have introduced reusable produce bags and smaller foldable  jute and cotton bags. Pop in a check out our range at the markets.

 Each pack contains 5 reusable bags in a fabulous range of colours.

 

Basket of the Month

Our fabulous classic market basket with long red leather handles – so bright and cheerful for the  middle of winter and the celebrations.  See this and all our baskets on The Shop page.

 

Markets for July

 

Cambridge Market EQ  Find us there every Wednesday and Saturday during July (except Wednesday 18th) under the market canopy with all our great baskets, French food and more.    Join us for all the fun on 14th July as the market celebrates Bastille Day. With competitions and giveaways.

 

Find us at the Carriageworks Farmers market Saturday 14th and 28th July. At the Carriageworks Precinct from 8am to 1pm.

 

We will be in our usual spot on Miller Street on Saturday 21st July. 8am to midday.  Basket and French linens old and new!

 

 

 

Coming up and I truely can’t believe we are nearly there!! Life Instyle Melbourne from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August.

 

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Coming events!

Celebration of the 14th July!!

 

 

Join 2 duck trading co and many other great French focused business to celebrate the French national day. Excellent shopping, food, wine and entertainment for all. 8th July –  Club Willoughby.

 

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June

About the baskets

Little known fact about the baskets!! The majority of the styles we have are made of palm leaf harvested in the Atlas Mountains.

Often the baskets are thought to be made of straw, grass or wicker, however they are woven from a sustainably harvested palm leaf (see pictured) that grows naturally in the Atlas Mountain not far from Fez. The palm leaf is harvested in July, dried for a short time and then the weaving begins. The palm leaf is distributed to a large network of households where the basic style baskets are hand made. It takes a day and half to weave a classic basket. Once the baskets have been woven, they are collected en masse and taken to the depots where all the embellishments are added. Leather handles, bling stars etc.  I have been working with the the network of weavers for over 11 years now and make my collection out of the 1000’s of possible styles and variations. blending ideas from Australia and the traditional know how from Morocco.

Frequently asked questions about the baskets: 

Are they very strong?  The palm leaf as a fibre is naturally strong and quite elastic which is why it is used to weave baskets and other items. The Moroccans and French have used these baskets for many generations to carry their shopping. In my experience they can carry more than we can.

Can they get wet? Yes they can, in fact from time to time it is good for the basket to become damp or wet. As a natural fibre they can dry out over time and crack. Using them for your beach bag or the washing is a great way to rehumidify the palm leaf for a longer life. Just don’t forget those swimmers though!

What do I do if my basket gets dirty? The baskets wash quite easily. Mix up some warm water with a gentle soap and gently scrub with a soft brush.
Air dry immediately in the sun if possible. Good as new.

 

Basket of the Month

One of our most classic and enduring baskets – short handle leather trim. This basket is part of the series of baskets – double strap handle, long leather handle that are our simple in construction but strong and suitable for every day living. The short handle style is seen everywhere in France  – so shop like a Parisienne!

 

Markets for June

  The Market at EQ, now run by the gals from Cambridge Markets, is on every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter. Find us for our extensive selection of market baskets, French linens, woven raffia hats, St James tee shirts and gourmet French food – pates, duck confit, cassoulet, mustards and cornichons.

News flash – No market Saturday 30 June at EQ market due to a large event on the site.

 

 This market is on every Saturday morning from 8am to 1pm. Find 2 duck there on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. This month that is 9th and 23rd June for all our great baskets, weekly specials and our range of sustainable products to help you with your shopping.

PS: Bonus day Saturday 30th June as well plus an EOFY sale too! Happy days.

 

  The Produce market is on 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 2 duck can be found on the 3rd Saturday of every month – it is  16th June for this month. For baskets, specials, sustainable shopping bags and some lovely French linens.

 

See you at the markets.

 

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Noël Noël

We have arrived at December and the final month of the year!!

We still  have lots of markets, some great events and one more pop up shop for the year  to come.  Plenty of baskets, St James teeshirts  online too.

Online orders – we are posting everyday at the moment and will make every effort to get parcels out as quickly as possible.

 

Basket of the month

TD002 Basket Photography 3a A festive change to the classic market basket with long red leather handles. A perfect beach, market and every day tote baskets with long leather handles for over the shoulder carrying. See this and many more on the baskets section of the shop.

 

2 duck Pop Up shop @frenchclass

After the classes are finished at frenchclass we are popping up for the last week before Christmas Monday 19th to Friday 23rd December.

For  all our baskets, St James tee shirts, table linens, French vintage linen and more..

 

 

Markets for December

MPPM

Moore Park Produce market every Wednesday and Saturday of December until the Xmas market on Wednesday 21st Dec. Market then re opening on Wednesday 11th January. We have a great range of French gourmet foods available at the market for the festive season and will be taking orders for foie gras, duck confit, snails.  Call 0404259986 to order.

 

Carriageworks Farmers market

Carriageworks

Saturday 3rd and 10th December  from 8am to 1pm. For baskets only.

Carriageworks Christmas market Friday 23rd Dec from 4pm to 9pm for all the last minute Xmas shopping food, gifts, and more. We will have baskets, table linen….

 

Northside Produce market

Northside markets

We will be there Saturday 17th from 8am to midday for the final market of the year at Northside.

 

Wahroonga Street fair

Sunday 4th December in the Wahroonga shopping village. We are in our usual spot just on the corner of Redleaf and Railway Ave. Open from 10 to 4pm this is a fantastic annual shopping day.

 

Sydney Living Museum Hyde Park Barracks Christmas fair

Real food

Thursday 14th December at the Hyde Park Barracks from 4 to 8pm for foodie gifts and 2 duck wares and so much more.

 

Hard to Find  & House and Garden Christmas market

Sunday 18th December at the Entertainment Quarter Moore Park –  10 to 5pm.

 

So many opportunities to shop before the holiday season.

 

 

 

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April

Autumn is on it way, so are the April school holidays and of course Mothers Day.

2 duck trading has the perfect baskets to help you at the holidays and of course for every Mother.

 

Basket of the Month

Classics
Classics

The medium and large long handle basket are the classic in market baskets. Strong and durable with a thick leather handle and leather trim – they are prefect for everything that mothers have to do.  To celebrate Mothers Day and for the month of April 2 duck trading has a fantastic special offer for these classic baskets  and all our other baskets free shipping in Australia!!  A saving of $15 per basket.  Offer available  from 1st April to 6th May. Pop over to our shopping page to get your basket now.

 

Our Markets for April

EQ Village market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8-2pm, in the Showring at the Entertainment Quarter  Moore Park.  Visit us  for our full range of fantastic French market baskets, St James tee shirts, gourmet French food, table linens – table cloths, napkins, placemats, runner, tea towels and more

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Carriageworks Farmers market – Saturdays 9th and 23rd April for our full range of French market baskets. the market is open from 8am to 1pm.

Northside Produce market – Saturday 16th April from 8am to midday for our full range of market baskets plus our French table linens and French vintage selection.

 

See you soon.

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