Yogibo, a retailer of home décor and furniture that’s considered soothing by the autism and sensory community, has become the first retail chain to be certified as sensory-inclusive by KultureCity.
KultureCity is an organization that provides certified training to staff at any organization, workplace, or venue to ensure that families with sensory-specific needs are in a safe and welcoming environment. Yogibo worked with KultureCity to get staff trained at three locations as a part of a new companywide initiative. Every Yogibo store in the United States is currently on track to be certified by March 2020.
“We are very excited to continue our strong partnership with KultureCity and be the first sensory-inclusive retail chain,” says Yogibo CEO Eyal Levy. “Our products have been known to be beneficial for people with sensory processing disorders, and our stores have been a destination for many families with people on the spectrum.”
Yogibo stores host events for families and professionals who work with people on the spectrum. The training will equip store associates to provide good experiences for customers.
“Shopping centers get really busy and overwhelming for any person, not to mention families with a member or members with sensory processing disorders. This initiative can definitely make the experience more pleasant,” Levy says. “I hope more retailers will follow.”
Yogibo is known for its modern design, colors, and modular furniture. The brand’s retail stores feature multiple seating areas featuring the company’s line of bean bag chairs and pillows, their new modular couches, and a variety of the company’s home décor products and accessories.
KultureCity and Yogibo have worked together to help build sensory rooms in NBA, NFL, and MLB arenas across the country. With KultureCity’s free app, users can find sensory-inclusive locations near them at any time.