From cotton, silk and pineapple skin, Lucy’s Batik collects pieces from home decorations such as wall-hanging, placemats, table runners, napkins, coasters, cushion covers as well as stylish fashion including scarves, shawls, clothes, sarongs, cloths, bags, aprons and many more.
At that time, Lucy had owned a successful business in Jakarta, Indonesia since 1997, while Maria had established her career in hotel industry in Tokyo, Honolulu and Bali, before becoming a part time communications consultant.
Before opening a shop in Bali, the sisters traveled to Japan, USA and Europe to attend various trade shows and exhibitions. With positive response from the overseas trips, they decided to open a shop in the island. The sisters determined to keep the originality of their products and to preserve Indonesian heritage, therefore, they hired local Balinese staff and select native artists across Java and Bali, according to the origin of the products, to create the art works.
The shop features a vast fashion and home design collections available for retail and wholesales. In 2004, with the success of shop, Maria opened another store in Seminyak Bali, while Lucy opened one in Kemang Village, Jakarta and another store in Ubud, Bali. Under the same flag, the sisters decided to separate the responsibility and management, in order to be more focus on the difference of customers’ needs in each establishment. With Lucy’s residency in Jakarta and her strong experience with the market, she manages the boutique in Jakarta and Ubud in Bali, while Maria takes care of two shops in Kuta area in Bali, including business inquiries and consignment with villas and five star hotels.