TRADE shows in Las Vegas and New York and translating catalogues into Mandarin are all in a day’s work for Nedlands-raised sisters Kura Perkins and Bree Hay-Hendry.
“I was inspired to start Art Hide following a visit to Argentina in 2009. I fell in love with a rug there, was introduced to the maker and the rest is history,” Mrs Perkins said.
The sisters bring individual skill sets to their businesses – Mrs Hay-Hendry has a fashion-textiles background and designs and chooses the colours of products, while Mrs Perkins takes on public relations, communications and marketing roles.
The sisters’ vision with Art Hide was to create original, customisable, ethically sourced leather products, such as floor rugs, using quality cowhide.
“Art Hide is just hide products, while Amigos De Hoy is quirky decor and more fun – Art Hide is the brand you graduate to,” Mrs Hay-Hendry said.
Amigos De Hoy, founded by the sisters in 2015, is everything the sisters were restricted from creating with Art Hide.
“We do rugs but they’re more a wholesale brand,” Mrs Hay-Hendry said.
“Tambourines, wall decor, cushions, rugs – we’re working a lot with jute, cotton and timber.”
The sisters launched their new range The Ground Control last month at garden designer Mon Palmer’s Little White Abode in Scarborough.