What started in 1987 as a passion project by Peter Herrmann and his wife Coba, has since turned into the largest fabric distributor in South Africa. With 15 showrooms nationwide and the recent expansion into homeware and food, the Herrmanns have proven that there truly is no challenge they won’t take on.
Hertex, HAUS and 1987 Eatery is run by Peter and Coba Herrmann’s three powerhouse daughters, Carla Herrmann van der Merwe, Pauline Herrmann-Keys and Katrin Herrmann-van Dyk, who humbly work on the ground alongside their 200+ employees every day.
Despite their rapid growth in recent years, Hertex has managed to keep family at the core of their successful operation. Going beyond family-run and transcending into family culture.
Peter Herrmann explains: “Family culture is to communicate and work together as one team.”
With 32 years’ experience fabric, Hertex has established itself as the leading distributor of international fabric trends to the South African interior market. Hertex houses a multitude of quality collections including upholstery, curtaining and multi-purpose fabric covering everything from corporate and hospital to contract and residential use.
After identifying a need for beautiful homeware, Hertex created a simple, sophisticated homeware collection and made it available to the South African public. The collection, called HAUS, resides within Hertex showrooms and consists of rugs, tableware, flatware, bedding, bathroom accessories, glassware and occasional furniture, now also available via an online shop.