This began an over two decade long collaboration between Scott and Carolyn. The idea for the HSN collection came from a workout video that Carolyn had produced and needed to market. Scott approached HSN with the idea of selling workout tapes and workout garments. When told that the network did not sell videos, he pitched a line of clothing in which they would throw in the videotape...for free! One of the outfits in the ensuing collection was made of miracle stretch knit. While the workout clothing and video met with meager success, the miracle stretch knit was a hit! Thus began the collection. 10 years and about 200 collections later, here we are!
Licensed subcontractors originally produced the clothing line. Scott opened a modern manufacturing plant in Los Angeles in 2001 with partners from one of the original subcontractors.
Today, Scott oversees a team of over 40 apparel professionals who design, and manufacture all the apparel, shoes and accessories presented on HSN under the Carolyn Strauss Collection label, with almost ALL OF IT produced right here in the USA.