Supermodel Turned Super-Mogul
Home Business Magazine|Spring 2021
Kathy Ireland Brings Fashion and Functionality into the Home Furniture Arena
Shannah Henderson

Kathy Ireland is a supermodel turned super-mogul who founded kathy ire-land® Worldwide (kiWW), a world renowned lifestyle brand, listed as the 26th most powerful brand in the world according to License Global magazine. kiWW’s collections range from furniture, fine jewelry, and fashion to intimate apparel, skincare, office essentials, and more. Founded in 1993 from Ireland’s kitchen table with just a line of socks, the kiWW® brand now has around 19,000 product SKU’s. Ireland's conglomerate also owns entertainment companies, including EE1/BMG, which is part of a multi-effort contract with Ireland's subsidiaries and the entertainment giant BMG, the seventh-largest music company in the world.

At the moment, Ireland is Executive Producer of Blackbird Lennon-McCartney Icons, the album. Ms. Ireland's artist management group has represented and maintains a roster of icons, including Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Jackson, EGOT nominee Vanessa Williams and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Ms. Ireland serves as the International Youth Chair of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, the Boards of the NFLPI and WNBA, as well as Board of Advisors to Serena Williams and The Madison Institute at Princeton University.

In this exclusive interview with Home Business Magazine, Ireland gives the inside scoop on her business journey with kathy ireland® Worldwide.

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