The new products will launch under the brands kiWW's Jardin and kiWW's ACafe Society.
kiWW's Jardin will include rugs, furniture, sofas, lighting and candles headlined by Jardin brand ambassador and garden designer Nicholas Walker. kiWW's ACafe Society by Celebrity Chef Andre Carthen will include cooking tools, barware, appliances, countertops, flooring and kitchen paints. Both Walker and Carthen are featured in Ireland's book
Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide to Success and Sanity
"This is an extraordinary moment in our journey of serving retailers and customers," says Kathy Ireland, chief executive officer and chief designer, kiWW. "Nicholas and Andre have devoted their careers to brand building and serving as exquisite design ambassadors for our little company. Watching these two leaders continue to design for us as well as develop independent product
Initial products in both lines will soft launch this month with the full 500-plus SKU collection debuting in the spring.
The partnership between kiWW and A & B Home was brokered by Ken Siemers and Company and kiWW managing director John Moretz.
"We have a passion for our products and our industry, and believe that the kathy ireland brand and its distinctive designs will resonate with our loyal customer base," says Ming Hong, founder and president, A & B Home's. "We look forward to bringing these products to the millions of buyers, especially busy moms, who have come to rely on the design, price and quality of kathy ireland merchandise."
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