“I was inspired to position metallics in a new light this season. Each individual yarn is specified by us and extruded specifically for each of the three Stripe colorations.” – Sandy Chilewich
Stripe displays a carefully planned sequence of colors that appears to look like a random stripe. However, the rotation is very deliberate and the overall effect, while appearing tonal, is in fact created with nine individual colors.
“Metal Tints is a very balanced collection. It represents a family of four colorations, which share a blackened steel background with only a hint of color embedded in each. The outcome is very subtle – dark and mysterious.” – Sandy Chilewich
Basketweave is made with Chilewich’s unique bi-color yarns, which are extruded specifically for each of our designs. These yarns are the foundation for how we express color. Each individual strand can be composed of two contrasting colors. Experimenting with the proportions of light and dark within a weaving construction is a deliberate and exacting process. The outcome is never a one note color but more a complex tone or shade.
Lifting gold out of its comfort zone.
“I wanted to lift gold out of its comfort zone and create gold tones, which are more compatible for a wider and less formal range of interiors. Using our unique bi-color yarns of gold and black I explored the juxtaposition of only these two colors in order to dim the light of what one would expect from a precious metal.” – Sandy Chilewich
TerraStrand, the proprietary name of our yarn, is 100% phthalate-free. TerraStrand contains 25% renewable vegetable content. TerraStrand will be used in over 90% of our woven products by 2015. Every 100 yard roll of TerraStrand fabric saves 4.5 gallons of petroleum and avoids releasing 86.5 pounds of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere.
Chilewich is making a significant environmental development by replacing the petroleum-based plasticizers in our yarns with phthalate-free, renewable vegetable compounds. Plasticizers have traditionally been made from petroleum-based compounds that are used to make PVC yarns soft. No more. We call these innovative new yarns and the fabrics made from them TerraStrand.chilewich