Having grown up in a family full of strong, independent, and creative women, sisters Helen and Catherine Pyers always hoped that they would one day be able to collaborate on their own creative project together.
Then in 2020 with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, Helen and Catherine finally decided to take the plunge and open an online store called Helcat (Hel for Helen and Cat for you guessed it – Catherine!), showcasing the works of their favourite Australian based artists, makers and designers who were struggling to get their works into the public arena.
It was Helen’s and Catherine’s hope that not only would Helcat be a success for them as emerging entrepreneurs, but also that it could help give a much needed boost to these amazing hard-working talents whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the pandemic.
Helen and Catherine love that they’ve created a space where people can shop for stunning Australian designed and made wares of the highest quality, whilst also supporting the wonderful and talented local makers behind the products too.