My name is Jodee and I am currently a merchandising intern at Akinz. I am going to be graduating from CSU in May with a bachelor’s degree in Apparel & Merchandising and a minor in Business. Continue Reading
November is here and although that brings up thoughts of first snowfall, turkeys and sweater weather, it’s also the month of MOVEMBER, which is when men everywhere try their hardest to grow a mustache in support of mens health.
Even though I’m facial hair free being a woman and all, that doesn’t mean I can’t support as a mo-sista. 🙂 Continue Reading
The beauty of expression captured in an image.
Elijah Cordova (@elijah.cordova) has done a beautiful job at creating a design that captures the illusion of mystery and women so beautifully. So perfectly that we want to print it over and over again on our favorite tees. Read on to learn more about this month’s featured artist. Continue Reading
Wouldn’t we all like to be able to spend all of our days playing outside? Even you can’t be outside and enjoying the outdoors, at least you can daydream about it from behind your desk. As the weather gets a little chillier, try sneaking into the office with a Cirrus Beanie on and see how long it will last before you are asked to conform to the office dress code. Continue Reading
This month’s featured artist in our Fort Collins store is Dominique Montano. We are captivated by her realistic yet conceptualized depictions of large safari animals. So we thought we would sit down and get to know a little more about Dominique and where her inspiration comes from. Continue Reading
Are you having a hard time making the transition from winter to spring? It’s hard to let go of the skis and bring out the bike but we brought you some great ways to make it a bit easier on yourself. Exploring what the Front Range has to offer will remind you of why you are so proud to live in Colorado. Get out and enjoy it! Continue Reading
Are you feeling the shoulder season slump? It’s too muddy to get on the trails and there is still snow in the high country but not enough to shred on. What are you going to do with yourself on these Colorado spring days? Check out how Akinz spends our soupy spring days. Continue Reading
Rig to Flip has set out on a mission to provide a new media for an old west. With their focus on the rivers of the western slope, they aim to shed light on conservation issues that impact us all. The RTF team has recently produced a film about the Dolores River (AKA “The River of Sorrow”) of Southern Colorado and how the effects of the McPhee dam placed on the water, in 1985, has affected the native fish, the farmers and the recreational community of the area. Continue Reading
Meet Lindsay Parke! Lindsay is our in-house seamstress and also runs the store from time to time. Most days you can catch her in the back corner of the store, in front of the sewing machine. Lindsay is a Fort Collins native who recently returned home after living in the mountains for a while so, of course, she fit in at Akinz right away! She also just had a birthday last week so, we thought she was the perfect choice for our first Staff Spotlight!
What is your favorite part about working at Akinz?
Working in a creative environment where my thoughts and ideas are valued! I am truly inspired by Suzanne’s work ethic and drive, which pushes me to pursue my passions and creative pursuits as a maker!
What is your favorite piece that Akinz currently has to offer?
Green Snap Back Color Block Hat. It’s simple and classic for those sunshiny outdoor activities.
What is your favorite to make?
Yoga leggings! So comfortable and they are pushing us into producing more in-house.
What have you learned since working at Akinz?
The ins-and-outs of running a small business, as well as local sourcing.
What would people never guess that you do in your role?
Everyone here contributes to fill all the roles. We are still small enough that whatever needs to be done, we do!
Before working at Akinz, what was the last job that you had?
Last ski season, I worked at a small B&B in Frisco, CO serving breakfast, housekeeping and doing happy hour. It was a relaxed mountain job that allowed me to snowboard and take a break from the city life.
Can you describe your style in five words or less?
Laidback outdoorsy tomboy
What are your favorite things about Colorado?
The outdoor healthy active lifestyle: hiking, camping, climbing, snowboarding, biking, microbreweries…
What are your interests and hobbies?
Yoga, hiking, biking, camping, climbing, snowboarding, beer drinking, painting, drawing, mixed media, design, photography…
Any last words?
Support your local makers! I am all about living that local lifestyle!