Akinz is featured in the Women’s Running April 2017 magazine!

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Read about Akinz in the 2017 Visit Fort Collins magazine!

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Read about Akinz in Ticket newspaper!

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Akinz in the 2016 Visit Fort Collins Magazine!

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Akinz in the News


City Buzz: Akinz

November 1, 2015

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Hidden Colorado: We uncover more than 60 supersecret restaurants, vistas, hikes, attractions, and quirky, only-in-Colorado experiences you probably don’t know about—but should.

April 2014

Read the section on Akinz under “What Locals know that you don’t” in the Hidden Colorado article.


Design Sponge City Guide: Fort Collins, CO

April 2014

Check out the Fort Collins hotspots according to Design Sponge, including Akinz!

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From fakie to fire, snowboard apparel startup Akinz recovers from arson

March 14, 2012

Read our conversation about the tragedy of losing our home in 2011 and working through it to continue growing Akinz on Tekhne.

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Akinz 2012 Preview


Shred Betties shares a preview of the 2011/12 winter line through some video footage from SIA.

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A chat with Suzanne Akin of Akinz Boardwear –


“Akinz Boardwear is a small but growing clothing and accessory company that has everything from Handmade Beanies and Jewelry to original Graphic Tees. I was able to catch up with very busy owner Suzanne for a brief chat about everything from relocating a business across the country to creativity and the business behind the business at Akinz…” Read more on

Cohere Coworking Launches First Small Business: Akinz


“Cohere, a local shared office space is proud to announce the expansion of Akinz, one of its first small business members and purveyor of stylish clothing for an active lifestyle.” Learn about our growth while at Cohere and moving out to expand on

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2010 Akinz Shenanakinz

10.2010 Gear Guide

” Styled to recall the ’80s, the Shenanakinz are a retro accessory with a price tag appropriate to the way you treat your shades.”

Check out the writeup and the rest of the featured products in the Skiing Mag gear guide.

Going out with Akinz


” One of the fine people I was introduced to was Suzanne Akin, founder of the Akinz brand of clothing. Right off the bat I could tell this is a lady with a passion for what she does.” See what other not-so-angry things that “the Intern” had to say about us on

Wing up with Akinz


” I first heard of Akinz while living in Colorado and what may have started in Texas has grown into a Colorado state of mind company.” See what else Shay had to say on her blog,
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Summertime Sunglasses


“These glasses are simple, lightweight, and on-trend. Grab a pair to wear to a late-summer pool party, or to catch rays at the beach. Unlike most sunglasses, if you smash them, you can just buy another pair. $15”

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‘Bike to Work’ could see record


“Business owner Suzanne Akin isn’t letting the fact that she works from home stop her from participating in Bike to Work Day. Akin has pledged to deliver by bike orders to her online clothing and accessories website,, on Wednesday.”

Read the rest at The Coloradoan

Creative ideas for Bike to Work Week in Fort Collins


“More than 50 breakfast stations will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, throughout Fort Collins to support the thousands of cyclists expected to be commuting for Bike to Work Day.”

Read what other creative ideas the Coloradoan shared.

Buy a Bike to Work Day shirt to support the Bike Co-op (and local business)!


“Local clothing company Akinz has created a special Bike to Work Day t-shirt that is available for purchase online ($22) and if you buy one between now and June 23rd, Akinz will be donating $2 of each Bike To Work Day t-shirt sale to the Fort Collins Bike Co-op!!”

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Local clothing company will raise money for Bike Co-op on Bike To Work Day!


“Fort Collins residents who place an order on between now and June 23rd will have the option to choose “By Bike” as their shipping method, and representative of Akinz will deliver their order via bike on Bike To Work Day!”

Read about the rest of our event on the
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“Where did the tall tee style come from? This hipster phenomenon seems to be moving at warp speed from hip hop circles to ski culture. Back in the 90’s the typical tall tee wearer was probably young, urban and likely to be listening to hip-hop. Rather than shrinking in popularity the oversized t-shirts have only been getting bigger – and longer.”

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An Akinz Way of Life


“Founded in 2005, Akinz apparel began out of Texas by Suzanne Akin and kept growing as she moved to Colorado. With a wakeboarding and snowboarding focus, this smaller apparel company has found it’s own wings with their designs that are created in-house. Their motto is “find your wings” based upon finding something that moves and pushes you to reach for the sky…which is exactly what Akinz continues to do.”

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Once again, throws us some props! Shred Betties features our Verushka beanie on their Beanie Thursday series.
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Shred Betties saw our Shake Your Tail Feather tee and fell in love! They featured us in their article, 15 Tanks for Summer.


A columnist for Houston’s Envy magazine spotted our Fidel hats back in 2006 and thought they were noteworthy. Here, Envy talks about local hat designers, including Akinz.