Over fifteen years ago, New York designer Sandy Chilewich introduced her first woven textiles into the international design community. Together with Joe Sultan, her husband and partner, Chilewich designs and produces a growing collection of textiles suitable for covering the tables, floors, walls, as well as the windows and furniture in residences, hotels and corporate settings. The firm’s ongoing innovations in material development provide functional design solutions that are both modern and easy to maintain.
All Chilewich Contract products are made in the USA.
A significant environmental development for Chilewich was the substitution of petroleum-based plasticizers in Chilewich yarns for phthalate free, renewable vegetable compounds. Plasticizers have traditionally been made from petroleum-based compounds and are used to make PVC yarns soft. No more. Chilewich calls this innovative yarn and the fabrics made from them, TerraStrand®.
Many Chilewich Contract products contain Microban®. Microban antimicrobial protection works continuously for the lifetime of the product to inhibit the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Microban protection is ideal for any healthcare, hospitality, home or office environment where microbes are a concern.
Chilewich Upholstery fabrics are now covered by the internationally recognized GreenGuard® program certified by The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. The goal of GreenGuard is to protect human health and quality of life through the reduction of chemical exposure and improve indoor air quality. This certification is also recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council and therefore our Upholstery fabrics also earn LEED points.
All Chilewich products are installed using low VOC adhesives. Our products are washed with water and biodegradable detergents, are made in the USA and have a long life cycle.