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We <3 Handmade

We have met a lot of people recently who were not aware of the handcrafted elements that make our clothing so special. Well, it all started when Suzanne decided to start printing tees herself on the kitchen floor of her studio apt back in 2005. Almost a decade later, with the addition of a storefront and some better equipment, the idea of In-House manufacturing is stronger than ever. Yes we take the time to print up every shirt just for you right in the back of our shop. We make all of our beanies and headbands in house as well. Countless hours have been spent crocheting and knitting but it has been a very cool experience pioneering our own production process that we take so much pride in. We are very excited for the release of our ’14/’15 line this fall and we have some goodies in there so be on the lookout. Viva La Handmade Revolution! photo
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The Social Sale!! Earn up to 50% off your order

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We all love social media these days. And we have some really loyal fans on all of our outlets so we wanted to reward you for supporting us! Throughout the week, you can earn a killer discount by sharing and posting just like you normally do!! Whenever you’ve earned as much discount as you want, shoot us an email to info(at)akinz.com with the Subject line: Social Sale Make sure you include the amount of discount you’ve earned and links to your profiles so we can verify your participation or screenshots of you sharing if your accounts are private.

We’ll send you your own personalized discount code good on one order during the month of May. Order as much or as little as you want!

Now get out there and earn your free swag! Not following us on all of the accounts listed? Here’s links so you can start!

Akinz Pinterest
Akinz Facebook Page
Akinz Twitter
@akinzboardwear on Instagram

3rd Annual Sunglasses at Night Party – Fort Collins

The 3rd Annual Fort Collins Sunglasses at Night Party is back and it’s time to make it an extravaganza!!

This year, $5 COVER GETS YOU:
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Akinz Shenanakinz Sunglasses
(Retail: $12.95 – $14.95)
DRINK TICKET FOR FREE NBB SNAPSHOT BEER
Access to the Snapshot Traveling Photo Booth
Free akinz swag & chance to win Akinz gear
DJ N810 spinning all your 80s (and current) faves

Plus, it’s the Saturday before St. Patty’s Day so come out, grab party edition green or “pot of” gold shades and some green Akinz gear at a great price.

Details & RSVP on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401969976732589/

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One and Done Wednesday – Week 2

This week’s one of a kind offerings are on the site and ready for your grubby little hands to snatch up before someone else does.

Search all one of a kind beanies.

FUNDED by Kickstarter!!

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Our handmade beanie initiative was successfully funded via Kickstarter on Tuesday and as of today, we already have the cash in our account and 2 of the 3 yarn orders on their way! We’re so excited to be able to expand our beanie production and continue to grow in a handmade capacity. So,

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of our fans who continue to show us support through this exciting journey.

Even though we didn’t quite reach our stretch goal of $5K, we hope to be able to upgrade our knitting machine in the near future so we can bring you even more exciting beanie & accessory options. Hopefully we will also be able to become a resource for more brands’ private label handmade beanie lines as we have started to do with a select few brands already.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Colorado Bike Month Program & Cycling Challenge

Bike to Work Charity T-shirt

If you know about our annual bike month program, you’ll know that we design a special t-shirt just for bike month and contribute a portion of the proceeds to a local bike charity. This year we’re donating $4 of each t-shirt sold and $1 of each water bottle from now until the end of the month to Bike Fort Collins to help better biking in our community and support the Fort Collins Bike Library. The products included in this program are any colorway of the new NoCo Bike To-Do List and I Want to Ride My Bike designs. You can find the whole list of products here.

NoCo To-Do List Challenge

This year the bike month t-shirt also doubles as a cycling challenge. On the back of the shirt, you can opt to have the trails listed around the bike design in a to-do format printed on the back of the shirt. Finish all of the mix of mountain bike, city trail, bike landmark, and road bike rides. The first person to complete the challenge will win a $100 gift certificate to the shop, second a $75 gift certificate and third a $50 gift certificate. ALL finishers will receive our new limited edition Foco Akinz bike patch.



Trails on the List:

Bingham Hill • Rist Canyon • Coyote Ridge • the Dams • Riocovery Ride • Power Trail • the Oval • Buckhorn • Poudre Trail • Blue Sky • Maxwell • Rattlesnake Climb • Spring Creek Trail • Hewlett Gulch • Pineridge • Bellevue Bean • Mason Trail • Indian Summer • Shoreline • Reservoir Ridge • Fossil Creek Trail • Lory State Park • Bobcat Ridge • Devils Backbone • East Valley • West Valley • Concrete Plant Loop • Timber • Horsetooth Reservoir • North Dam • Bar SS

How to Compete
Pick a trail. Ride it. Pick another one. Repeat.

How to Track

Show us your Strava, MapMyRide, Endomondo, etc of each ride. Bonus points if you take a picture of you in your shirt while on your ride. And please share it on our Facebook page.

Blog on Blog Love

Yesterday we posted that the ‘Mayor’ of Heiditown.com deemed us one of the not-to-miss shops when you’re visiting Fort Collins for the Colorado Brewers’ Festival.

We were pretty excited to be included on Heidi’s 3 day Fort Collins to-do list, but we might not have known about it if Heidi hadn’t come in to take some snapshots.

So we wondered if anyone else had mentioned us out there in blogland that we didn’t see. We scoured our analytics from the last couple months and found that the answer was YES!

Gigi of Living La Vida Local said we were one of her favorite shops during her visit to Fort Collins. (Her ‘local’ refers to the bright lights of Las Vegas.) and shared the below picture of our chalkboard sign during her visit.

Then Legal Addictions (a blog about backcountry split boarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, and other adventures) shared some pics of our Mountain Patch trucker hat during their group backcountry trip / honeymoon in the Arctic with a link back from the below shot.

Finally, Running in Boise, a personal blog about you guessed it… running, shared her excitement about getting our Dangerous & Beautiful shirt in the mail (which she earned from all that running.)

We were pretty happy to find more people out there chatting us up. Thank you for sharing the Akinz love with your own blogosphere! And we want to know… have you written about Akinz and we missed it? We’d love to see any links below in the comments!

Market Season is here – Spring Horseshoe Market!

Market season is here! Time to enjoy the outdoors while shopping. :) First up is the Horseshoe Handmade Spring Market in Denver.

Details:
Spring Horseshoe Market
Saturday, May 11th, 9 am-4 pm
4345 W. 46th Ave, in the parking lot behind Olinger Moore Chapel, Free admission.
An outdoor market featuring over 115 Colorado artists, crafters and vintage collectors–food trucks, interactive crafting and more! Rain, snow or shine.

This is one of our favorite markets during the year. Not only are the people who organize this amazing in their curating and planning, but the shoppers are a really cool variety of great people to talk to, and the other vendors are always fantastic! I have to control my shopping so I don’t spend all of my sales money! We’ll have new jewelry out that has yet to hit the website as well as many new tops that will be released online soon.

Hope to see you all there!