By | November 22, 2021

Kathleen Kirkwood Death – Kathleen Kirkwood of New York, who was QVC entrepreneur, company founder and fashion designer passed away unexpectedly at the age of 62, after a short illness leaving family and friends in grief and despair. Kathleen was announced dead by a friend and fa former QVC host, Kathy Levine in a Facebook post on Friday, November 5, 2021 and the death was further confirmed by other people in different social media posts.

Kathleen Kirkwood was founded the Bra Recycling Agency(B.R.A) in 2010. B.R.A is a company that not only recycles bras into carpet padding as a Green Initiative(using a patented process) but also to donate metal underwire proceeds to help fund breast cancer research. “Don’t Burn Your Bra — RECYCLE IT!””. She was also the former FORD Model and current QVC Intimates & Fashion Brand as well as the President of  Kirkwood International, Inc. until the time of her passing. Friends, family and loved ones are devastated by the sudden loss of Kathleen as they share their tributes.

Kathy Levine described Kathleen as someone who was hardworking and tireless, a wonderful person who was passionate and beautiful with her special love for her Starbucks cappuccino, “A tireless worker, a wonderful sister and daughter, a passionate dog mom, and a most beautiful friend, Kathleen loved her Starbucks cappuccino and brain- storming different business ideas.”, Kathy said. Kathy further said Kathleen was keen on making a difference in the world, “Her mind never stopped noodling how to create clever new items, and how to make a difference in the world.”, she continued. Kathleen Kirkwood QVC obituary will be announced by the family.

Shared tributes

Kathy Levine – “We called her the Queen of Shoulder Pads, The Undercover Agent at Q with her beautiful camisoles, and the ecological green machine with her dedication to recycling through her Bra Recycling Agency (B.R.A);
but I called her friend.
Kathleen Kirkwood passed away after a short illness .
A tireless worker, a wonderful sister and daughter, a passionate dog mom, and a most beautiful friend, Kathleen loved her Starbucks cappuccino and brain- storming different business ideas. Her mind never stopped noodling how to create clever new items, and how to make a difference in the world.
We shared 1000 laughs on air and off.
Too young, gone too soon.
Rest in peace dear friend, and your friends will keep your light shining bright in your memory”

Sandra Bennett QVC – “So sorry to learn that Kathleen Kirkwood has passed away. Kathleen was a fashion designer who really wanted to solve wardrobe problems, and she came up with so many great products, like her famous Dictrac-Ease
tops and her shoulder pads. I always liked her energy and passion….
and had great respect for her work toward recycling and taking care of the planet. She not only climbed the ladder to success, she was always trying to pull others up with her. A gal’s gal! Sending my deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

Lena McIlwain – “My heart is broken, the world has lost a beautiful soul far too soon. Kathleen Kirkwood was the funniest, Quirkiest, most energetic, hard-working, innovative, and Conscientious woman I Have ever known. Her heart was pure GOLD!! Her entrepreneurial spirit was so vibrant and unstoppable!! She invited me back into the QVC family when very little opportunities existed. Kathleen hired me to be her representative/product expert guest and opened a new door in my career. She also encouraged me to start my own business so that I could be an independent contractor. She generously shared her wisdom, and opened up a whole new path for me. I will forever be grateful for everything Kathleen did!! She was such an incredible woman who loved her husband, her cute little dog, her family and, she loved recycling/protecting the environment and helping empower women. I will miss her beautiful smile, her silly personality, and her big kind heart. Rest in peace Kathleen, I will forever be grateful that God crossed our paths over twenty years ago… I’ll never forget the Queen of shoulder pads, the BRA recycling bandit, the inventor of so many awesome ideas & under garments, (always working to make women feel better about our bodies) my mentor, my friend! God bless your soul. My deepest condolences to your family.”

Photo Credit; Kathy Levine