Posts Tagged ‘pillow’

HSN’s Joy Mangano Sells Record-Breaking 216,000 Pillow Sets

July 29, 2014

We posted a blog awhile ago when HSN mother of invention Joy Mangano introduced her line of pillows. We got a lot of comments from customers who bought them, and hated them. And a lot of people may be about to be disappointed.

Mangano broke a record on HSN this weekend when she brought back her Comfort and Joy MemoryCloud pillows and sold nearly half a million of them, or over 216,000 sets, the network said Monday.

That performance shattered HSN’s previous record, also set by Mangano, for the most units of a single item sold in a single day on the home shopping network.

Mangano beat her own prior record of 174,000 units sold in one day of her Forever Fragrant Odor Eliminating, which she set in 2010.


“All I can say is WOW!” Mangano said in a canned statement. “This was a hallmark day in my career and I am blessed to be able to share my products through the power of HSN. I pride myself on offering products designed to make people’s lives a little easier. Days like these make me so thankful for the incredible loyalty my fans have shown me over the years.”

The “Summer Comfort Home” event was part of HSN’s month-long 37th birthday celebration, which also featured collections rom two Bravo “Housewives”: NeNe Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and Melissa Gorga of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

At the gym, when we’re on the elliptical machine, we often watch Bravo at night. Just last week we were watching “Housewives of New Jersey” and saw Gorga wearing a striking gold collar-type necklace.

Well, it is from her HSN jewelry line, the “Grecian Goddess” collar, for $30, item number 354-423.

We were unimpressed with NeNe’s cold-shoulder top.

Has HSN’s Joy Mangano Got A Pillow For You!

March 22, 2014

Our pillows are flat as pancakes, and they give us a sweaty neck. So we may have to give Joy Mangano’s coming MemoryCloud pillow a look.

HSN calls Mangano its “Mother of Invention,” and she will be debuting her Warm & Cool MemoryCloud Universal Pillow with TempTexx Sunday. It comes in seven colors and will the Today’s Special.

“I am so proud to once again offer one of the most comfortable products I’ve ever created, my MemoryCloud Universal Pillow,” said Mangano, president of Ingenious Designs LLC, an HSN unit. “This jumbo pillow, with my TempTexx technology, is designed to be your answer for a peaceful slumber. With its warming plush side and moisture wicking cooling side this pillow is designed to be a universal solution to a great rest, regardless of the way you choose to sleep.”

Mangano has a patent pending on her TempTexx six-layer system, which incorporates memory-foam layers and “cloud like clusters to provide a loftier alternative to traditional memory foam,” according to HSN’s press release Friday.

The pillows have: a textured fabric to wick away moisture; a gel-infused memory-foam layer to create a cooling effect; memory-foam cozy-cloud clusters to maximize air flow; a memory-foam layer to conform to the curve of your head, neck and shoulders; and plush fabric for extra comfort.

And the shape is supposedly designed to conform for a side, back or stomach sleeper.

The pillow is available in butter cream, lavender field, platinum silver, sage green, colonial blue, ivory and white — and fits within a standard size pillow case.

The price will be $39.95, and its regular price $59.95,

Is Martha Stewart Giving Out Dennis Basso’s QVC Faux Mink Throw Wednesday?

December 16, 2009

Fashion designer Dennis Basso had QVC’s Today’s Special Value Tuesday, a faux mink throw for $47.

On QVC’s 10 p.m. “Tuesday Night Gifts” show, Basso was on with host Lisa Mason. We were working on a story for, so we were were only half listening.

But we heard Basso say he will be on the Martha Stewart (a native of Nutley, N.J.) show Wednesday.

According to Mason, “Martha Stewart will be giving this exact same throw” (as the QVC TSV) to her audience members. We don’t watch Martha, so we don’t even know if she has a studio audience.

As Mason pointed out, QVC customers had first dibs on this “hot” faux mink item, which also had a matching pillow for $29 and a TSV Extra, a matching teddy bear, for $18. Cute.