Posts Tagged ‘Beekman Boys’

HSN’s Beekman Boys Face Backlash On Donation to LGBTQ Group

June 17, 2019

Seriously? The Beekman Boys at the center of a controversy?

The former Evine vendors, who are now on HSN selling their soaps and other products made from goat milk, posted a story on Facebook that said they were getting backlash after contributing to a gay charity campaign.

https://wnyt.com/news/beekman-boys-receive-backlash-over-charity-campaign/5391282/

“It’s 2019, and this really shouldn’t be how we make the news,” they said on Facebook.

The Beekman 1802 partners, in business and life, are Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge. The pair recently said they would be donating some of their product sale proceeds to PFLAG, a national organization, to help support the families of the LGBTQ community, according to the story.

In one FB post the boys said they were donating all the proceeds of the sale of a cute rainbow goat pin to LGBTQ-focused charities.

If you like these guys, who run a goat farm in Upstate New York, and buy their products don’t be a hypocrite by blasting them for supporting their community.

In fact, don’t be a chuckle-head full of bias and hate. Period.

Evine to Launch New Goat-Milk Laundry Soap

January 17, 2019

Evine seems to be saying the hell with the Beekman Boys. The home shopping network Wednesday announced that it was debuting a new line of goat-milk laundry soap, Brooke & Nora At Home. It premieres this Thursday.

We all know that Evine lost one of its star vendors — the Beekman Boys with their varied assortment of goat-milk products — to rival HSN. It was a shocking defection, because to many it seemed like Evine had nurtured the Beekman products along and now HSN would be benefiting.

Now it appears that Evine isn’t taking the loss of the Beekman Boys laying down.

“We are immensely excited for Brooke & Nora At Home’s debut,” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said in a canned statement. “Through the years, our customers have embraced goat milk products and have become knowledgeable about its many uses. Our track record speaks for itself; we have an eye for discovering unique brands and fostering them to their greatest potential through storytelling. I expect Brooke & Nora At Home to be yet another success in this area.”

Shoppers will be able to purchase laundry soap available in citrus, eucalyptus, lavender and fragrance-free options, as well as stain sticks, dryer balls and essential oils.

All laundry products in the lineup are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, are cruelty-free and dominantly made in the United States.

“This has been a labor of love and is truly a family affair,” Rachel Bollin, founder of Brooke & Nora At Home, said in a statement. “Goat milk makes clothing incredibly soft and clean, and sharing it with the world is an amazing feeling. We are thrilled that Evine has recognized our story as one that deserves to be told and we are appreciative of their dedication to do so!”

Here’s the boilerplate on Brooke & Nora At Home:

After her husband developed serious health issues, Rachel Bollin made it her mission to rid her home of the harsh chemicals found in many popular cleaning products. Through months of trial and error, she discovered that goat milk soap was an extremely effective base for laundry detergent that works well and is gentle on sensitive skin.

She began selling it to neighbors and from there business grew rapidly. Following this success, Rachel, along with her husband and daughters, have developed additional products including dryer balls, essential oil blends, stain sticks, laundry baskets and more.

HSN’s Higher Beekman Prices, QVC Garden Guy Gone

July 23, 2018

As we’ve already mentioned on Facebook, the worst-kept secret ever was already officially announced – that former Evine vendors the Beekman Boys are taking their goat soap to HSN. They premiere July 31.

But we’ve heard from since then, from several people, is the have really jacked up their prices with the move. As in $48 on HSN versus $39 on Evine for soap. Not cool.

And in another tidbit, former QVC gardening guru Phillip Watson is hitting the road as he’s decided to pursue other interests. We have never watched a home-shopping gardening in our lives, but some of his fans were upset.

Beekman Boys Bow Out Of Evine

June 3, 2018

The Beekman Boys, the Madison Avenue refugees who created a goat-farm empire, are leaving Evine. Their last show is Tuesday.

The couple, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, were popular vendors on No. 3 home shopping channel, selling bar soap made from goat milk and then expanding their line to include laundry soap and facial products.

Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt announced the news during a first-quarter call with Wall Street analysts last week.

“Beekman launched on EVINE in 2015 and the EVINE team in collaboration with the Beekman 1802 brand brought the story of the brand’s founders to life for our viewers,” according to a transcript of the call from Seeking Alpha.

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4178102-evine-live-inc-evlv-ceo-bob-rosenblatt-q1-2018-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single

“The brand grew on EVINE from a niche bath and body line to a full lifestyle brand,” he said. “We’re saddened to report that Beekman will be having their last show on EVINE in June, however, the whole EVINE team couldn’t be prouder of watching this brand grow over the last few years.”

We always appreciated them because they got laid off from their advertising jobs, like we got laid off from a newspaper during the Great Recession. But they chose a unique path, becoming goat farmers in Upstate New York.

Their Evine fans are lamenting their departures on Facebook.

Some were pissed.

“How about a sign that says ‘STOP,’ as in we are going to stop selling our products on Evine,” a not-so-hapy camper posted on the Beekman Boys FB page. “I received a notice from Evine today that there will be some final sell of your products and then they will no longer be selling Beekman 1802. I think we deserve an explanation as “neighbors” because right now, as people receive these notices, I think you will have a lot of angry neighbors. :-(”

The Boys were coy.

“Next week will be our last visit to Evine,” they responded. “We are unable to say more at the current time, but will provide more info as soon as we can.”

A little birdie told us that the Beekman Boys were previously on HSN, and that they may be heading back there.

Evine’s Beekman Boys Do Laundry

September 4, 2017

We’re watching the presentation on this and we like what we see.

Evine Expands on the Success of Beekman 1802 with the Exclusive Launch of Beekman 1802 Happy Place Cleaning Products
08/31/2017
The September 3 & 4 debut features effective, non-toxic cleaning solutions from the Beekman Boys

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evine Live Inc. (“Evine”) (NASDAQ:EVLV), a multiplatform video commerce company (evine.com), today announced that Beekman 1802 Happy Place will debut its farm-to-home cleaning line on September 3 and 4. Expanding on the success of Beekman 1802 bath and body line at Evine, the new collection will feature cleaning items made from plant-based ingredients and goat’s milk. Formulated and bottled in the U.S., Beekman 1802 Happy Place products are designed to provide safer and more natural options to cleaning.

“Josh and Brent take their role as a good neighbor to heart and care about helping others create healthier homes,” said Bob Rosenblatt, Chief Executive Officer at Evine. “Beekman 1802 bath and body is one of our most popular brands at Evine and one that our customers absolutely love. I’m excited they are expanding their lifestyle brand at Evine and bringing to our customers cleaning products to help them tackle household chores in a more natural way.”

“Our society has become accustomed to using chemical-heavy cleaners, so we decided to create a unique line that would make doing everyday chores safer by using eco-friendly ingredients free of unnecessary elements,” said Josh Kilmer-Purcell, co-owner of Beekman 1802. “We passionately believe that cleaning more naturally makes your home a happy place. We cannot wait for our neighbors at Evine to experience first-hand these healthy, all-natural cleaners made with goat’s milk and farm-fresh botanicals.”

Beekman 1802 Happy Place will debut on Evine September 3 at 11:00pm ET and September 4 at 2:00am ET, 7:00am ET and 10:00am ET. The collection will feature exclusive products including laundry soap made with goat’s milk, dryer balls, goat’s milk stain sticks, multi-surface cleaning concentrate and a Happy Place door mat. Each item will be lightly scented with sweetgrass, a best-selling fragrance within the Beekman 1802 bath and body line and known for its crisp, soft smell and ability to bring forth positive energy.