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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.

Plaid Friday & a Big Thank You!

Black Friday / Plaid Friday In Store Specials

This Thanksgiving Holiday, we are SO thankful to our community. Thanks to you, Akinz has grown so much in the last year and we’re loving being part of the Old Town Fort Collins scene with our new store. If you’re shopping in Fort Collins this weekend, we’ve got some great specials for you. If you are an out of state fan, stay tuned for deals on Cyber Monday.

First, come visit us at the Plaid Friday Marketplace at the Opera Galleria. Wear plaid to our booth there and get 30% off your purchase. (cannot be combined with discounts listed below).

Next, stop by the shop and say hello! We will have hot apple cider waiting for shoppers as well as a FREE reusable shopping tote with any purchase over $40. FRIDAY ONLY: Buy a $25 gift certificate for only $20!
ALL WEEKEND:
$10 off purchase of $60 or more
$15 off purchase of $100 or more
$25 off purchase of $150 or more*
*cannot be combined w/ other discounts

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope to see you this weekend!

Akinz presents Allie Ogg for First Friday in October

Allie Ogg at Akinz for First Friday October 2012Foxes, bunnies, and owls on bikes! OH, MY!! Akinz is proud to present Allie Ogg, a local Fort Collins Artist, whose use of cardboard and clay take us away to a cycling wonderland!

Come join us in the back room (where all the magic happens) and print one of the 2 (or both if you prefer) of Allie Ogg’s designs or 2 of the Akinz designs for only $10!! What a steal for a limited edition art piece you can wear!

So come join us for some art, refreshments, and AWESOMENESS this Friday October 5th

RSVP on Facebook

Akinz Family Photo Album – Kristen Nichols

We’ve been a little MIA while preparing amazing new things and opening our shop (blog posts on each coming soon), but now that the dust is settling we wanted to bring you our first Akinz Family Photo Album winner:

Kristen Nichols

What do you do?: Yoga Instructor – Elan Yoga
Where: Fort Collins, CO
How do you find your wings: Paddle Boarding on Horsetooth Reservoir, new favorite hobby!
Wearing: Akinz vertical logo hoodie – Winter 2012 collection.

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Want to be part of the Akinz Family Photo Album and win a free t-shirt? Here’s how to submit your pics of you wearing Akinz:

E-mail the picture (at least 650 pixels wide) to us at info(at)akinz.com with the subject line: Family Photo Album.
Include in the email:
Your Name:
What you do:
Photo credit (if needed):
Where you live:
Any caption you’d like to add for the photo:
How you find your wings (AKA… what gets you excited about life):

And also for our office purposes only.. your mailing address and t-shirt size (male or female) so we can ship out your goods right away if we use your photo. Also, if you would rather have a 20% discount code to use on our website (good for 2 weeks after issuing), let us know and we’ll e-mail it right back to you.

More details: https://akinz.com/blog/introducing-akinz-family-photo-album/

Community Choice Plaid Mob at Akinz!

Be Local put this month’s Plaid Mob to a community vote and Akinz was chosen as the destination!

What is a Plaid Mob?

From the Be Local website,

Known in cities around the country as a Cash Mob, we’ve fine tuned the idea to fit Northern Colorado. It’s a simple idea. On the third Tuesday of each month people show up at a pre-identified local business with at least $10 cash and mob the business with purchases.

Why “plaid mob” and not “cash mob?” Because Be Local is all about plaid, jump-started by Plaid Friday. Plaid represents the unique, quirky flair of our local community that we love so much.

We will be targeting small independent businesses that give back to the community. It’s really all about community – supporting local businesses owned by people who live in the community, who employ our neighbors, and are active participants in creating a sustainable economy.

So, we’re honored to be the Community Choice! And we’d be honored if you want to participate! The Facebook Event is the best place to get all the details and RSVP, but no RSVP is necessary to show up! Plaid Mobbers also get a stamp that gets you $2 off your first pint at the Forge Publick House (one of my favorite beer-drinking establishments) after mobbing! :)

Here’s the short and sweet of it: For this Plaid Mob, we meet at the Fountain in Old Town Square and bike over to Akinz (432 S. Link Lane). Come with (at least) $10 CASH to spend clothes, accessories, etc. at Akinz. Wearing PLAID is highly encouraged…but not mandatory. Then join us afterwards for celebratory drinks. The Plaid Mob stamp will get you a $2 OFF your first draught beer at The Forge Publick House (232 Walnut St. – in the center of Old Town Fire House Alley)… and $1 off subsequent draught beers (cash only accepted – ATM located on site).

NOTE: All mobsters will be entered to win a FREE I Love It Local re-usable bag!!

Akinz moving to Old Town Fort Collins!

After a lot of contemplation and discussion about what should be Akinz’ next step, we’ve decided to move towards opening a storefront in Old Town Fort Collins. We’ve secretly been scouting out new locations and are hoping to make the move soon. However, since we’ve never had our own physical storefront before, we need a lot of capital upfront to pay deposit, rent, setup for utilities, and expansion of our inventory! So, we’re running a fundraiser on Community Funded. What is Community Funded? Check out the video:

So basically, you guys can give a little or give a lot and help Akinz get to our goal for this fundraiser! Different levels of pledges are rewarded with different types of exclusive product. Give as little as $1 and help send us on our way! We’ll love you long time.

Can’t give any money right now? That’s ok, we still love you. If you could share the fundraiser with any friends that might be interested though, that would be great!

Bike Month Kickoff Party at Fort Collins Bike Co-op

Northern Colorado Bike Month Kick-off Party

This Friday we’re kicking off Northern Colorado Bike Month with a kickoff party at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op. We’ll have our bike t-shirts there for sale, food and bevvies for your enjoyment, and we’ll be donating 10% of sales that night to Trips 4 Kids, a non-profit helping kids grow by getting out on mountain bikes.

Come before the party starts and get your bike tuned up at the Bike Co-op shop, or come to hang out and shop with us from 5pm to 8pm.

Get more details and RSVP on Facebook here.