Separated from their son and daughter in Australia due to COVID-19, Susan and Johnny took a leap of faith and moved from Indonesia to set up shop in Balmain.
“Moving to Australia was a huge decision but being close to our children and starting Two Baskets has been a blessing for us”, says Susan.
The couple opened their shop in March, just in time for their 25th wedding anniversary. “The shop hasn’t just brought us closer as a family, it’s also given us a unique opportunity to bring a piece of Indonesia to Australia.” Most of what you see in-store is handmade and personally sourced by Susan and Johnny. Susan also designs many of the items including the very popular bags made from recycled plastic.
“We source our products from villages all over Indonesia. Most of the items are made by hand, not in a factory, but by craftspersons in their homes. We help these makers and designers by selling their items here in Australia.”