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Exodus Lumber Looks to Expand

With plans to expand locally, Exodus Lumber Ltd has furniture and makes custom made orders for all shapes and sizes. The Nausori-based business was birthed in April by owner, Caroline
25 Oct 2021 21:00
Exodus Lumber Looks to Expand
The ROC Market in Suva. Photo: Maraia Vula

With plans to expand locally, Exodus Lumber Ltd has furniture and makes custom made orders for all shapes and sizes.

The Nausori-based business was birthed in April by owner, Caroline Basil. It was one of the popular vendors at The ROC Market stretched along Carnavon Street and Gladstone Road in Suva yesterday.

“My husband owns Eco Lumber PTE a sister company to mine.

“Eco Lumber PTE makes Vaivai or Raintree slabs which are later exported to Japan.

“But not everything can fit in the container to be exported, so I thought I could utilise whatever is left and make other furniture,” Ms Basil said.

The Raintree, she says, are sourced from the Sigatoka Valley and Vanua Levu.

The ROC Market organiser Knox Kalouniga

 

About Exodus Lumber

Since COVID-19 hit and some people were looking for work, she decided to hire more staff at their factory in Manoca.
“At Exodus Lumber Ltd we make furniture such as Raintree tables, dining table sets, stools, chopping boards and we make custom made furniture to suit the customers.

“We decided to be part of the ROC Market in April. Our furniture was a sell out.

“We make just about anything from big to small at our factory in Nausori so depending on the size our furniture is price from $1,800, to $2000 to $200 for coffee tables.

“The ROC Market is a place to come and advertise, let people know that you are here to exist. We also get a lot of online feedback.

“The ROC Market is a good place to be. Obviously the food and all the fun that comes with it and all things to allow,” she said.

Ms Basil said she has future plans to open a shop and supply Raintree furniture to hotels and resorts.

“We try to make modern furniture, not something that you can always

buy but something you can always ask us to make.

“Pacific Island people are big people, some furniture sold at shops are made for certain people.

“So with us you can feel free, the bigger you are, the bigger you want it, we can make tailor make the furniture for you.”

About The ROC Market

Organiser of The ROC Market, Knox Kalounisiga, says it was a good turn after six months. There were 86 vendors in total at the The ROC Mar- ket, four were new vendors.

“So next month it will be bigger and better. Obviously, we had to adhere to the Ministry of Health’s COVID Safe protocols and we are happy. It was a success and drew in a good crowd of people who enjoyed what was on offer at The ROC Mar- ket.”

The next ROC Market will be held on the third Sunday of next month.

 

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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