If you are a fan of design, then the name "Chilewich" should ring a bell. The colorful and modern design of tabletop accessories and floor coverings has staked a place in home design & decor since 1997. Sandy Chilewich is the founder and director of Chilewich, and we are happy to feature her in part of celebrating Women's History Month.
Prior to launching Chilewich in 1997, Sandy had been running the hosiery company Hue, that she started in her 20s. After helping to run that company for 16 years, Sandy decided to veer away from the fashion industry and expand her creative efforts towards her fascination with materials and textiles. Eventually that evolved into Chilewich.
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“The durability of this extruded yarn, the intrinsic sheen of the material, its tremendous design versatility, and the fact that it is washable inspired me then and continues to inspire me today," says Chilewich.
In 2004, her husband, and architect Joe Sultan, joined the company full time as CEO. The two have changed the firm’s corporate name to Chilewich l Sultan LLC to reflect their emergent business partnership.
Sandy is a true inspiration to the female entrepreneur and artists over all.
Check out more Chilewich goodness and shop new Spring colors here!