Our QVC Debut: The Essential Wrap Goes Big Time

Pang Wangle Discovered Through The Big Find Product Search

qvc the big find product search pitch competition logo

The Essential Wrap with Insect Shield® won judges over during QVC and HSN’s international product search and is scheduled to debut on QVC on Friday, July 2nd during the popular Friday evening program Fri-YAY from 5pm – 8pm CDT. 

pang wangle founder jennifer john and sales director vanessa trice blais pitch via skype in the qvc hasn big find product search competition

Pang Wangle founder Jennifer John and Sales Director Vanessa Blais pitched QVC via Skype in September 2020

Through the second annual product search and pitch competition, Pang Wangle founder and CEO Jennifer John and Sales Director Vanessa Blais won a Big Find golden ticket to introduce the innovative wrap to an audience of millions across QVC’s multiple platforms.

“We’re thrilled to be picked up by such a large national retailer," says Pang Wangle Founder & CEO Jennifer John. "I love the way QVC reaches shoppers through storytelling and I think this is the perfect platform to talk about how Insect Shield works while showing off all the many ways to wear the Essential Wrap.” - 

pang wangle logo with leaf feather icon new orleans based outdoor and travel brand creating sustainable clothes with built-in bug repellent

Launched in 2018, Pang Wangle is a New Orleans-based outdoor and travel brand creating wraps, scarves and leggings with built-in bug repellent. The odorless technology repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, ants, and midges. First developed for the U.S. military, the Insect Shield process binds a small amount of permethrin to the fabric fibers. 

PANG WANGLE founder Jennifer John in the Teal Essential Wrap with Insect Shield in Grayton Beach Florida

Founder Jennifer John is an Emmy®-winning documentary filmmaker, outdoor enthusiast, and mosquito magnet who started Pang Wangle to help people have more fun outdoors despite the threat of biting bugs

"We have the technology to protect ourselves," says John. "Let’s use it! And make it pretty.” 

QVC and HSN form one of the world’s largest video commerce platforms, reaching more than 90 million homes in the U.S. (380 million worldwide) via broadcast channels and millions more via streaming, web, mobile, and social platforms. As the pioneers of video storytelling, QVC and HSN offer vendors the platforms and tools to build relationships with an engaged community of digitally savvy shoppers. The Big Find builds on QVC and HSN’s foundation of launching and fostering the growth of some of today’s most successful brands through the power of live video storytelling, discovery-driven shopping experiences, and loyal customer community-building.

Pang Wangle Essential Wrap with Insect Shield built-in permethrin bug repellent in Faded Denim
Pang Wangle Essential Wrap with Insect Shield® bug repellent.
Model Angelle Folse | Photo by Jake Springfield.

“The Big Find offers entrepreneurs a platform to share their stories and bring their products to life,” said Mary Campbell, Chief Merchandising Officer, Qurate Retail Group, and Chief Commerce Officer, QVC US. “We were amazed and inspired by all of the unique and innovative brands we had the privilege of meeting with during our product search and now we are excited to start introducing them to our customers across all of our platforms.”

 

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