• 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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  • CommuniTEE Night with Articulate City

    T-shirt printing party with Articulate City

    Next week, the 19th of July, the ladies from Articulate City (a great Fort Collins art community) are rounding up their pARTiers to come over to the Akinz showroom to print some of their own t-shirts, drink some booze, snack on some yumminess and hang out. Here’s what they have to say about the event:

    “If you haven’t heard about Suzanne Akin’s awesome screen-print tee shirts, get ready to get educated. Articulate City has partnered with Akinz Boardwear to host a screen-printing extravaganza at the new Akinz studio. Event-goers will meet on bike in Old Town Square and then ride over to the store’s location. Afterall, Akinz Boardwear is all about biking and reducing your carbon footprint! For those not privy to two-wheels, feel free to meet us there.

    Upon arrival, guests will be able to sip cocktails and snack on appetizers. You’ll be able to mingle with fellow Articulate City members as well as others from the Fort Collins community, while printing your own Akinz tee! You can choose your own ink and tee shirt colors. Get creative! To top it off, you’ll be using a brand new custom design, which will be kept secret until closer to the event date. (Keep up with us on Facebook for clues.)

    Come hang out, make a shirt and have a drink with us at Fort Collins’ newest, local clothing store.”

    Price for the party is $20 for members and $30 for non-members which includes your t-shirt, drinks, and appetizers. Check out the rest of the details here and RSVP and pay to reserve your spot here.

  • Akinz Bike to Work Event

    I bike to work everyday. I don’t own a car… sold it last winter as it was collecting dust in our parking garage. But, that being said… to bike to work for me is a 2 block jaunt and we live in Old Town Fort Collins, so everything is pretty much a stone’s throw away. Therefore, for Bike to Work Day, I wanted to do something exciting with our company.

    So, what would be fun to do on Bike to Work Day? Bike, of course! Starting now up until June 22nd at 9:00pm, if you order online and live in the Fort Collins area (which we’re defining as between Vine and Harmony and Taft Hill and Timberline) you can choose “By Bike” as your FREE BIKE SHIPPING method and an Akinz representative will deliver your purchase by bike on Bike to Work day. Check out the Bike Delivery Zone map to the right for visual clarification.

    Then we got excited about the event and since we make t-shirts, we started wondering about a bike t-shirt for the day… so we’re making a special “Commuter Tee” for a Bike Month promotion. Now when you order $50 or more online during June, we’re throwing in one of these sweet t-shirts for free. Also, $2 of each Commuter Tee purchase is being donated to the Fort Collins Bike Co-op. We’ll even donate the $2 when you earn a free t-shirt by buying $50 or more of gear. The t-shirts are available in 2 colorways in both womens and mens fit and are for sale now online.

    Stay tuned for more details as we will be setting up a breakfast station on Bike to Work Day as well. You will also be able to pick up the t-shirts at The Wright Life starting June 15th.

  • Get Lucky with Akinz! Free gift with purchase this week

    Get Lucky with Akinz over the week of St. Patty’s day with a free gift with every purchase.  Gifts could be anything from a koozie, to a beanie, to a t-shirt.  Test your luck to see what you get.

  • Akinz Army is rolling out! Join our street team now…

    Wanna be a part of Akinz? Join our street team and you’ll get your own personal discount code to use online for 10% off orders all the time. Give your code out to all your friends, family, and coworkers; and when they shop online, you’ll earn points!
    Every dollar spent = 1 point for you! 3 points = $1 worth of merchandise credit towards your choice of merch or 4 points = $1 of cash back!

    Start by purchasing our Street Team starter pack; only $20 for your choice of t-shirt, sticker pack, button, and personal discount code for less than the price of one tee. Plus, you get 20 points with your starter pack purchase!

    Don’t have the $20 right now, but anxious to start spreading the word? Email us at info@akinz.com and let us know how you plan to get the word out and we’ll set you up with your own code to get you going.

  • Nobody likes puny discounts

    So, waking up this morning with the snow falling, we got really excited about the opening day being only 2 weeks away. But then when we went to change the discount code to 14% off, we realized that 14% is not very exciting. So, to match our excitement for the fluffy whiteness that is raining down outside, we decided to ramp up the discount to 25% and leave it there until the mountain opens.

    Slice ‘n Dice t-shirts are now up for sale and keep checking back to see some winter hats hit the racks soon!

  • Counting down to opening day with discounts!

    So, I know the lifts are already turning at a few choice resorts, but here in Steamboat where we’re located, we’re 35 days away from opening day.  Since I know everyone is getting a little ancy, there’s a little reward from us to keep you going.  For each day, however many days are left til opening, that’s the discount you’ll get.  So, 35 days til opening today, you get 35% off any order at www.akinz.com. 

    That’s right, any t-shirt, hat, headband, necklace, whatever you want!  But, hurry!  Cause tomorrow there will only be 34 days til opening.  hee hee :)  Just use the discount code GIVEMESNOW at checkout and enjoy the savings!  Soon we’ll all be shredding! 

    Here’s the photo of the day from Steamboat’s website just to get you excited!