The Journey

From Ghana, West Africa to Brisbane, Australia

Once the baskets have been purchased, they must be transported by various means to the southern port cities of either Tema or Takoradi.

Following is an 8-12 week journey across the seas from Ghana to Brisbane.

After arrival in the port of Brisbane, the container is opened and the goods inspected by Customs and Quarantine. It is a requirement that all our baskets undergo fumigation via ETO (Ethylene Oxide) treatment, before they are released from quarantine for transport to the Sunshine Coast.

Opening the sacks is like Christmas - full of surprises! But it also means that each basket has to be re-shaped by soaking in a drum of water for a few minutes, pushing the sides and bottom back into shape with the hands, shaking out the excess water and drying in the sun or under a fan.