• Hello November, I mean Movember

    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

  • Feeling Fall Lookbook Part 1

    Our Fall lookbook has arrived just in time for our second batch of new fall releases.  Shop the fall lookbook here.

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  • Artist Spotlight – Dominique Montano

    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

  • Finding my Wings : Gabriella Auer

    At the beginning of this year we started sponsoring the Squatch team who has been training for their first Ironman! They related to our Find Your Wings motto and we love supporting people who are out there making life happen.  Gabriella Auer is a team member and this is her story of how she ‘found her wings’. Continue Reading

  • May 2016 Akinz Staff Spotlight – Logan Rowley

    Meet Logan Rowley!  Logan is our weekend shop gal and also makes knitted beanies for the store.  She’s a Fort Collins local, high school student, softball player and artist!  We thought we’d continue with our birthday theme as Logan just celebrated a birthday too!

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  • Ten Most Influential Personal Style Bloggers Right Now

    One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections.

    The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked. “What’s happened to me? ” he thought. It wasn’t a dream. Continue Reading

  • Shaley Scott getting ready to release RADIATE

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    First, if you don’t know about Akinz new Find Your Wings Foundation, here’s the gist from Akinz founder Suzanne Akin:

    “When I started Akinz, the company motto I created, ‘Find Your Wings’ was supposed to be about finding something to motivate you in life, to help you spread your wings and reach for the extraordinary, because life is too short to settle for the ordinary. I’ve tried to use Akinz to inspire others thru our partnerships, charitable outreach and sponsored athletes, but this foundation has been a dream of mine for some time. The biggest dreams take more than inspiration, hard work and planning, they also unfortunately cost money. I hope to be able to provide that money for ordinary people trying to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Suzanne Akin, owner/designer of Akinz –

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    We created a tee from Shaley’s ‘Fly Back Home’ lyrics to raise money for her new album.

    Shaley Scott, the new Foundation’s second beneficiary, is a Fort Collins local with a sound that can be described as piano pop-rock, acoustic, and blues all rolled up into one–with memorable melodies and hooks that are hard to forget. Her use of piano with guitar, paints a melodic picture that is unique, yet recognizable. She likes to call it piano/soul…or, piano FOR the soul.  The goal of her partnership with our foundation was to raise money to produce her new album, “Radiate”.  

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    Shaley, shown here with Dawn Duncan of Sugarfox Records in the Fly Back Home tees.

    Well, this fast-rising electro-pop-rock star from Colorado now has all nine of her original songs in production in L.A. with top producers! The album, “RADIATE,” is sponsored by Akinz and will be released in July of 2016! PLEASE HELP US RELEASE THIS ALBUM! Your support through purchases made on akinz.com help support our partnership and 40% of sales of the Fly Back Home Lyrics shirts both online and in our flagship store go directly to Shaley’s album production costs.

     

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  • Fort Collins St Patricks Day Parade

    We were approached about participating in the St Patricks Day Parade here in Fort Collins this year so we teamed up with Tadpole Pedicabs, put on our best green Akinz gear and passed out candy & stickers to kids like it was our job!

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    Overall it was a ton of fun, although we’ll have to stock up on more candy before next year. The amount of outstretched hands encountered was a little above our estimations.

    All photos courtesy Brianne Janae Photography

  • Holiday Gift Guides – Mountain Girl

    Have a gal on your list who lives the mountain life? Get her some gear to keep her warm and cozy on the slopes. Our cowl neck hoodie dress is super warm, comfy, perfect for layering and long enough to cover your backside while you’re strapping in. Give her a handful of headbands to match her various ski jackets and a bright handmade beanie!

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    Pictured Above:
    Cowl Neck Hoodie Dress – Black
    Balibana Crochet Headband
    Snow Day Knit Pom Beanie
    Stainless Steel & Leather Mountain Flask

  • Holiday Gift Guides – The Beer Lover

    What to get for the guy or gal who loves beer, beer and more beer? Beer-related clothing of course!
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    SHOP the guide:
    Tis the Season Beer Sweater – NOW ON SALE!
    Fortlandia pint glass – In Store Only, but shop these other Fortlandia items online!
    I Just Wanna Ride Bikes, Drink Beer & Cuddle Series – Available in unisex raglan, triblend tee, and 2 women’s muscle tanks.
    Colorado Flag Koozies – 4 colors available
    Handmade Beanies (for drinking by the fire)
    Tis the Season Holiday Card

    Check out all the beer tees!

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