In 2000, Sandy Chilewich introduced her woven design fabrics to the international community. The great enthusiasm which she brought about prompted her collection to expand year after year. The young designer tirelessly experimented with new techniques. She discovered a lot of new materials that combined functionality and beauty perfectly with each other.
A bold success story - Chilewich
In 2004, Joe Sultan joined the company. Early on he recognized the potential of the high quality Chilewich runners, rugs and table coasters, and helped her to sell products such as the Chilewich Placemat, Chilewich floor mats and Chilewich table runners commercially. Shortly after the accession of Joe Sultan, the name of the company was changed to "Chilewich Sultan LLC". Sultan took over the role of partner and CEO. Since the beginning, innovative home furnishings intended for indoor use were the central focus at Chilewich. A popular piece that was created during this period is the Rub Weave Placemat Set of 2. It consists of intricately woven vinyl filaments that radiate class and robustness.
Textile innovations from New York
Chilewich floor mats, Chilewich table runners and Chilewich placemats are created mainly in New York City. In addition, the company is also active in many other production areas, such as China, Taiwan, Germany and Canada. One aspect during Chilewich’s production of popular accessories like the Shag Bold Stripe footmat which is particularly important is environmental sustainability. For example, the petroleum based plasticide was replaced by phthalate-free herbal components in the yarn. Also they acted meticulously to ensure that all ingredients are easy to recycle.