The Raffia Connection is based in Box Hill North, Melbourne, Australia. Check out our Shop to buy online and have your parcel delivered to your door. Our online shop is always open. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us through the contact form on this website.
Yes, you can visit by appointment. If you would like to arrange a time, send us an email through the contact form on our website and we’ll arrange a mutually convenient time.
Yes, simply add the code CLICKANDCOLLECT at the checkout and you will receive an email when your parcel is ready to collect from Box Hill North, Melbourne, usually within 24-48 hours (Monday – Friday).
Yes, please see the Shipping section for all details on shipping and tracking. We are based in Australia and prices are in Australian Dollars. Conversions from other currencies will be handled automatically at checkout.
No problem… if you are a school, community organisation or business and require a Quote for approval prior to purchasing, followed by a Tax Invoice, please email us through the contact form on this website.
We offer the following payment methods:
• Credit or Debit Card (through Pay Pal)
• Credit Card (through Stripe Secure Payment System)
• Invoice and EFT by arrangement. Please email us through the contact form on our website or contact us on +61 418 539 129.
You can select your payment method at the checkout. Prices on this website are in Australian Dollars. After placing your order, you will receive an order confirmation email. Conversions from other currencies will be handled automatically at checkout.
The Raffia Connection is a small boutique business and we offer our products online worldwide, so we are unable to supply wholesale pricing in the traditional sense. However, we do offer a discount on bulk purchases. You can order on this website and simply type in the applicable code at the checkout. The discount codes for buying in bulk are:
5PERCENTOFFBULK - Get a 5% discount on orders over $250.
10PERCENTOFFBULK - Get a 10% discount on orders over $500.
Please note that the above codes are case sensitive and need to be typed in exactly as shown. Discount codes need to be applied at the time of purchase. Unfortunately, discounts cannot be provided after you have completed your online shopping transaction.
From time to time, The Raffia Connection offers promotions and sales, where you may need to use a discount code to receive an offer. Please note that discount codes need to be entered exactly as advertised. If you are experiencing a problem using a discount code, please email us prior to placing your order and we will assist you. Unfortunately, discounts cannot be provided after you have completed your online shopping transaction.
Yes, please email us through the contact form on this website if you would like to purchase raffia in larger bundles or bulk quantities.
Yes, simply place another order immediately and use the Discount Code: COMBINEORDER to receive free shipping on your second order. We’ll combine your two orders into one postage bag. Please note that orders cannot be combined after 2 hours. If you are adding large items, postage costs may increase. In this case, we’ll email you to arrange additional payment.
Yes, we offer Gift Cards in various denominations in the Shop area of our website. If you’d like us to write a personalised message, please write it in the Notes section at the time of purchase. Your Gift card will be emailed to you ready for printing or forwarding by email to the recipient. Gift cards are a perfect alternative for last minute gifts, as delivery time is generally within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).
Yes, from time to time we run face to face workshops in raffia basket making at The Raffia Connection in Box Hill North, Melbourne and at various craft events and exhibitions. You’ll find information in the Workshops area of this website. Please email us if you’re interested in booking a workshop for your community organisation, group of friends or business.
Yes. We offer comprehensive online courses by Craft School Oz for Beginners or Advanced students. They are professionally filmed and you can return to the course as often as you like from wherever you are in the world. You’ll find information in the Online Courses area of this website.
Please see the Shipping section for all details on shipping and tracking, both within Australia and international.
In the case of faulty items, we offer refund or replacement. It is essential that you contact us within 14 days of delivery. Important Note: Due to the hand-made nature of our products, colour, shade and size discrepancies occur and are an integral part of the material and may not be deemed to be faulty. Please carefully read product descriptions on our website and note that when viewing photos, colours appear differently on various devices, such as mobile phones, tablets & laptops.
If you would like to exchange or return an item, please email us through the contact form on this website. You must contact us within 14 days of delivery. Items posted are at the customer’s cost and risk. The Raffia Connection will not refund customers for any products that it does not receive, or that it receives which are broken or damaged.
If for some reason you need to cancel your order, please advise us by email immediately. Orders that have already been processed will incur a $5 fee at our discretion.
Change of Mind Policy: The Raffia Connection will not accept a request for a refund if you simply change your mind, unless we choose to do so at our discretion. Please contact us if you have any concerns with your purchase.
Due to the hand-made nature of our products, colour, shade and size discrepancies occur and are an integral part of the material. Raffia is a plant and varies in the way that it absorbs the dye. It depends on the time in the season that the raffia is harvested, the moisture content in the raffia, and lots of other factors. The general rule of thumb is that if bright, bold colours are required, it's best to choose the Nutscene brand. If it's soft, subtle colours you're after, then The Raffia Connection brand is more suitable.
Please carefully read product descriptions on our website and note that when viewing photos, colours appear differently on various devices, such as mobile phones, tablets & laptops.
A raffia colour swatch is available for purchase on our website, but please note that variations can still occur. If you’re in Melbourne, feel free to contact us to visit our shop by appointment to view colours. Alternatively, we’re happy to post raffia samples to other states within Australia, but be aware that colours could change.