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QVC, HSN and some of their top women-led brands to donate a minimum of $325,000 to global nonprofit Nest.
WEST CHESTER, Pa., March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, QVC Group's QVC and HSN are teaming up with global nonprofit Nest to promote women's entrepreneurship and empowerment. QVC Group will soon be rebranded as Qurate Retail Group.
In celebration of women who not only dream, but dare to live their dreams, QVC, HSN and participating brands from both retailers will come together to donate a minimum of $325,000 to benefit Nest, a nonprofit that empowers artisans worldwide to bring their talents, creativity and craftsmanship to the global marketplace.
"Entrepreneurial at heart, QVC and HSN have a long history of supporting women and cultivating strong relationships," said Mike George, President and CEO of QVC, Inc., who leads QVC Group and will become President and CEO of Qurate Retail Group. "QVC and HSN have fostered the growth of some of today's most successful brands, many of which were founded by women. Today and throughout the month of March, QVC and HSN are proud to continue to collaborate with Nest to celebrate women entrepreneurs around the world, including those who got their start here."
All day March 8 and throughout the month, QVC will celebrate women entrepreneurs with a special collection of products. The curated selection features apparel, jewelry, accessories, beauty and home items from 15 women-led brands such as Peace Love World, LOGO by Lori Goldstein, Mally, tarte and IT Cosmetics. Additionally, HSN brands like Lysse, Minnetonka, Nurse Jamie and Perlier will be joining together to support Nest. All donations will go toward ensuring that Nest's women artisans have access to the professional training, resources and infrastructure they need to thrive.
Throughout the month of March, QVC and HSN will also be spotlighting women entrepreneurs and telling their inspiring stories across multiple platforms. Nest, QVC and HSN are inviting women everywhere to share on social media how they dream, dare and do, using #dreamdaredo.
"At Nest, we believe that women everywhere deserve access to economic opportunities that not only ensure their ability to provide for themselves and their families, but also help them to express their unique creativity and sense of self," said Rebecca van Bergen, Nest Founder and Executive Director. "The generous support that the QVC Group, along with its women-led brands, is providing to Nest will make a huge impact for artisan women around the world who are striving to realize their dreams."
Since 2016, QVC has collaborated with Nest to create more opportunities for women and women-led businesses through major initiatives such as Giving Tuesday. Funds raised through QVC have enabled Nest to dramatically grow its impact, with the organization nearly doubling the number of artisans it reaches from 60,000 in 2016 to now more than 100,000 globally.
QVC Group's parent company, Liberty Interactive Corporation, recently announced that it will rename itself "Qurate Retail Group." The Qurate Retail Group and its eight leading retail brands will be dedicated to providing a 'third way to shop,' beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores. The Group will focus on being the unrivaled leaders in curating experiences, conversations and communities for millions of highly discerning shoppers - bringing joy, inspiration and humanity to shopping. Please visit the new Qurate Retail Group website for more information, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @QurateRetailGrp.
About the QVC Group
The QVC Group offers the most engaging shopping experiences, combining the best of retail, media and social. The QVC Group consists of eight leading retail brands: QVC, HSN, zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements. The QVC Group features curated collections of world-class and entrepreneurial products, presented in engaging, innovative ways, with outstanding customer service. In addition to being the world leader in video commerce, the QVC Group is #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the US (according to Internet Retailer). The QVC Group reaches approximately 370 million homes worldwide through 16 television networks (including a joint venture in China) and multiple ecommerce sites, social pages, mobile apps, print catalogs and in-store destinations ? aggregating large audiences of enthusiastic shoppers. The QVC Group delivers increasingly personalized content to customers through data analytics and machine learning. The brands of the QVC Group build strong personal connections and long-term relationships with customers, achieving outstanding levels of customer loyalty and retention. Headquartered in West Chester, Pa., the QVC Group has 27,000 team members in the US, the UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Poland and China. Visit the QVC Group webpage to learn more.
The QVC Group is comprised of QVC, Inc., HSN, Inc. (which includes Cornerstone Brands), and zulily, LLC, each of which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, attributed to the QVC Group tracking stock (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB). QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. For more information on Liberty Interactive Corporation, visit www.libertyinteractive.com.
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