Argrow’s House, Autistic & Loved unveil shared retail space

Argrow's House Autistic & Loved
Sales strategist Lisa Klipsch and Development Director Leslie Wertzberger talk about sales growth at the new Argrow’s House storefront, which opened along with Autistic & Loved on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5169 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport. CREDIT ARGROW’S HOUSE

Argrow’s House and Autistic & Loved now are offering beautiful products and promoting sustainable change in the community at its new shared retail space at 5169 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport.

The pair of socially conscious brands celebrated its official grand opening with a Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and open house on Thursday, Oct. 12.

The joint venture marks a significant milestone for both brands because it will expand their reach and community impact, the two organizations said in a news release.

Kit Ford
Chewelry pendants, created by Quad Cities entrepreneur Kit Ford, promote the diversity of autistic children. CREDIT APRIL SCOTT

Argrow’s House of Healing and Hope is a nonprofit that empowers survivors of domestic violence and abuse with free services and job training. 

The new retail space will feature Argrow’s popular survivor-made bath and body products, as well as a variety of products made by the talented and resilient women survivors employed by Argrow’s House and other social enterprises from across the world. By purchasing products, customers not only get an exceptional item but also contribute directly to supporting survivors on their healing journey.

“We are incredibly excited about our new retail store,” said Kit Ford, founder and director of Argrow’s House. “This retail location not only showcases the remarkable skills and resilience of the women we work with but also serves as a testament to our community’s support in our mission to empower survivors on their healing journey,” she said in a news release.

Ms. Ford also owns Autistic & Loved, a brand committed to providing a wide range of sensory and oral motor resources to support and enhance the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum. 

Autistic & Loved provides “chewelry” and special gifts affirming love for autistic children and families. Located in the back half of the new retail space, the store has been designed specifically with the experience of autistic children in mind.

“Our store is more than just a place to shop; it’s a haven for families, caregivers and individuals looking for quality products designed with sensory needs in mind,” Ms. Ford.

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