Life is messy.
So is sustainability. It’s a journey, not a destination. Progress, not perfection. And this can be all too easy to forget. As designers, we are challenged every day to balance beauty with practicality. This ongoing give and take provides valuable perspective, because it’s a reminder that the product and its purpose are one and the same.
Chilewich was born in 2000 out of my passion for reimagining overlooked materials and underused processes to transform the way people around the world set their tables. In designing textiles that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also durable, versatile, and easy to wipe clean, we offer products that address a key element of sustainability: longevity. Every Chilewich product is made to endure decades of daily use and to look good doing it, while conserving the resources required by machine washing and product replacement.
Sustainability is also the quest for better, and we’re committed to continuing to make choices that are better for people and the planet. From raw materials to finished goods, design to production, we recognize that this is an evolution that encompasses manufacturers, consumers, and policymakers in a complex interplay of economics, engineering, and chemistry.
Founder and Creative Director