Awesome Clothing and Accessories by Fort Collins own Featured Artisan, Akinz, at Firefly Handmade Fo
Akinz is a Fort Collins based casual clothing line featuring all of our favorite things...shirts designed and hand screened inside their downtown Fort Collins workshop - check! Using the softest materials to make sure their shirts are comfortable and stylish - check! Handcrafting their beanies and scarves on a vintage hand operated knitting machine or crocheted by hand by Akinz employees...check! Handmade Heaven!
Drop by their shop, watch them in action. You can even order a beanie with your own custom colors.
Akinz' wings logo comes from the company motto, “Find Your Wings” which is about finding that one thing that moves you, the one thing that makes you push your limits and reach for the sky, because after all, life is too short to settle for the ordinary.
Suzanne Akinz, owner/designer, started Akinz as a creative outlet to realize her dream of being able to walk down the street and see someone wearing one of her designs. Loving the process of seeing an idea thru from vision to completed product, and experimenting with production techniques, adds to her pleasure. Travel, exploring in the outdoors & being active all fuel her creative fire, so you will see a lot of outdoor themes in their shirts. Favorite part of her job? Going to work and being able to choose whether she wants to draw, screen print, knit, crochet, sew or even make jewelry. Pretty awesome!
Shop and visit with Akinz at Firefly Handmade Fort Collins Holiday Market, November 14-15, 10am-5pm at Drake Centre, 802 W. Drake Rd.