She’s the model turned business mogul who took an idea, launched with a pair of socks, and grew it into a multi-billion dollar company. Kathy Ireland, the fresh-faced stunner who captivated us as a supermodel in the 80’s, is one of today’s top female executives and a great role model for women everywhere.
Today, Ireland has designed over 15,000 products, available in 50 countries, in categories that all offer solutions – for families, especially busy moms; for business people and for people in love. kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW) has annual sales exceeding 2 billion, with Forbes calling her the “prototype for model-turned-mogul,” and British Vogue proclaiming her the world’s richest model.
Read on for details on entering a luxury pet accessories giveaway from kathy ireland’s Loved Ones!!
kathy ireland’s Loved Ones pet collection
Kathy’s latest foray is into the world of pets, with licensing partner and pet industry leader, Worldwise®. Called kathy ireland’s Loved Ones, she’s offering pet families a home decor-friendly, tasteful and high quality collection of beds, collars, leashes, accessories and toys. Entering the pet space was inspired by her 13 year old pup, Sparky.
“We want pets to be welcome in any room of the home,” Ireland explained of the venture. “Having worked for so many years in home goods, we wanted to bring those palettes, those types of designs into the pet space, and feel it’s going to draw everyone [in the family] together.” Ireland’s philosophy that “life is messy,” is something we can all relate to, and she has made it her mission to find or create products that are inclusive for all family members, furry ones included.
The collection offers several styles of beds for every kind of pup. One of my faves, the Quilted Pet Bed with Lounge Mat, features a quilted bed base with a reversible mat inside, which looks classic and very chic. The bed collection retails from between $40.00‑$180.00, not too bad.
The collection of leashes, collars and accessories have a classic, timeless look, and offer interesting details, like the Tag Silencer© to quiet the jangling of i.d. tags, as well as an easy attach leash ring which makes it simple to put a leash on an excited pet. The Tag Silencer is a great one for us, because that jangling sometimes drives me a little crazy. The leashes also feature a shock absorber to help eliminate strain from a dog that pulls, a feature a few companies are doing now and one that I’m sure dog moms, and even dads, appreciate. These retail from $8.00‑$30.00, again, a reasonable price point.
The luxe Gracie and Delilah® collection
Of particular interest is the collection within a collection called Gracie and Delilah®. Kathy shared that Elizabeth Taylor was a mentor to her and they were very close. A staunch animal lover and one who “had a way with animals,” relayed Ireland, Liz came to Kathy with a very special request when she was nearing the end of her life. Taylor asked Ireland if she would take her two beloved Maltese, Gracie and Delilah, and care for them when she passed.
Kathy and her family not only took the two babies in, and have them to this day, but she honored her dear friend by naming this luxury collection after them. The Gracie and Delilah® collection features products for both dogs and cats with luxury fabrics, detailing and some sparkle and shine. Perfect for La Liz!
A luxury giveaway!
Ireland and Worldwise are generously offering Bark & Swagger followers a special treat from their exclusive Gracie and Delilah® collection! Two lucky winners will be chosen.
The grand prize winner will receive a gorgeous Gracie and Delilah® Quilted Pet Bed. The second prize winner will receive a matching Gracie and Delilah® studded dog collar with tag silencer and leash. All classic, all beautiful!
Here’s how to enter…
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents, 18+ years of age. Required is to:
- join the SwagTeam for the fresh news first
- Like our FB page
- Like the kathy ireland Loved ones FB page
Note the extras you can do to tally up more points.
The giveaway will run from Thursday, December 18 at 7am EST – Friday, December 26th at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!!
For those who can’t wait and may want a kathy ireland Loved Ones piece for the holiday, you can find them here.
When I first previewed the kathy ireland Loved Ones pet collection at Global Pet Expo last March, I really liked it and thought, like her other solutions-based products, that it would be very popular. But even more than that, I really liked Kathy. Her warm, friendly and very open demeanor, coupled with her business savvy, makes her someone other femmepreneurs aspire to. As a wildly successful former supermodel, you also have to figure the girl knows a thing about style. What a powerful combination!
What’s the key ingredient that keeps you going, keeps you from giving up? Is it something that can help others, too?