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Meet the new startup that promises to get kids “creatively clean.”
Dabble and Dollop, a new startup that promises to get kids “creatively clean,” was awarded “The Big Ticket” during QVC and HSN’s The Big Find, a nationwide search to discover the next big brand in beauty, fashion, accessories and jewelry. QVC and HSN kicked off search in June, with finalists selected to meet QVC and HSN buyers at day-long pitch sessions around the country.
“The Big Find is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to share their stories with an audience of millions across our QVC and HSN platforms,” says Mary Campbell, CMO for Qurate Retail Group and chief commerce officer for QVC U.S. “Every day we strive to bring exciting, curated discoveries to our customers. We’re thrilled to introduce such a variety of unique products through The Big Find and to give these entrepreneurs a one-of-a-kind platform to bring their products to life and connect with the customer in an authentic, immersive way.”
“I was stunned we were selected, and then shocked to receive a ‘Big Ticket,’” says Stephanie Leshney, founder of Dabble and Dollop, noting she applied the same week the company launched online in July. Leshney, a personal care veteran and mother of three, premiered her brand on QVC this week. “The experience has been surreal,” she says.
Leshney first created the blueprint for Dabble and Dollop in 2017 after she noticed something missing on store shelves. She couldn’t find any brands replicating how children play in the tub, which typically involves a slew of products being comingled for bubbly concoctions. Dabble and Dollop’s core product, a 3-in-1-starter kit, features 10 ounces of strawberry and tangerine gel and eight ounces of a vanilla-scented whip, allowing children to mix and match scents to create their own bubble baths, body washes and shampoos. The kit also includes water-resistant recipe cards, temporary tattoos and a logoed mixing bowl. The products are dermatologist-tested and tear-free.