ARQ (rhymes with lark) is a female-founded/female-owned independent clothing company with an emphasis on making garments that encourage people to relish the mundane, intimate, ordinary pleasures in life – underwear and clothes for cooking at home, picnicking in the sun, weeding, emailing, grocery shopping, painting, and napping (preferably with someone you love).
Our garments are sewn in the U.S. from certified organic, recycled, and/or deadstock materials. Bodies, postmodern interiors, details from Italian renaissance paintings, natural plant and animal fibers, local seasonal produce, and old-world garment craftsmanship, among others, inform owner/designer Abigail Quist’s process. ARQ’s small but mighty team has gathered around these shared obsessions and around a need to align all our decisions, big and small, with our shared values. Email us with questions about ARQ, our favorite recipes, PNW native shrubs and groundcoverings, current communal vitamin regimens (we spend a LOT of time together)… anything!