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At Home With Abigail Quist—ARQ Founder & Mama of 3

Written by Erin Feher

Photography by Paige Jones

We’ve been enamored with ARQ‘s beautiful organic cotton base-layers for awhile now (the brand was founded in 2016), but if any moment was tailor made for all-day lounging in ultra-soft high waisted undies and tanks, we think that moment is now. That’s why we are so grateful that the very last photo shoot we squeezed in before the pandemic hit was of ARQ founder Abigail Quist. This down-to-earth PDX mama is rolling with this new reality in the most inspiring ways: She and her husband Jefferson Quist (who also works for ARQ) split the daily childcare duties down the middle, and both seem to relish the opportunity to spend more time with their 3 kids and be more involved in their eduction. This family-first clan is a study in how business and parenting (even during a pandemic) can truly be a winning combo. And their gorgeous, handcrafted home is an apt expression of the slow, sustainable values that are at the heart of both ARQ and the family ethos. Click through the slideshow below to get to know Abigail and her brood, and get a full tour of their Pacific Northwest nest.


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