Founded in 1971 by Heida Thurlow, Chantal is the first woman-owned cookware business in the United States. For over 51 years, Chantal has designed premium kitchenware products that are sold nationally and internationally through multiple retail channels. The Company has become the most renowned name in enamel-on-steel cookware, specializing in teakettles, cooking and kitchen products, and assorted ceramics. Chantal was the first to bring dramatic color, tempered glass lids, stay-cool handles, and environmentally friendly cookware for cooking, serving and storing to the world's market. The Company has received numerous design and utility patents for its innovative products, including one for the introduction of the innovative Hohner harmonica whistle.