SK8 2 CR8 in style with Equillibrium …

Hard to believe summer is around the corner when we just got record snow fall in Colorado.  However,  it is almost here and we have some upcoming events we’d like to promote…

First,  is the Annual Dave Tuck Skate Jam in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Here is a nice commentary explaining who Dave Tuck is,  why his jam is in MI,  and what the event raises money for by Josh Meisler-  the event’s Creator,  Coordinator, and Host.   Josh, we thank you for keeping Dave’s essence alive through this kick ass rally to sk8 in his honor.  We cherish and miss you Dave ❤

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The other event we are promoting is a Girl SK8 Jam in South Carolina,  called S.E.S.H. Skate Jam – an acronym for South Eastern Sister Hood Skate Jam.  This event dreamed up by our OG Skate Sister Tamra Church.   The event was inspired to bring Girls who share a love for skateboarding together at all ranges of ages as well as skill levels.This is its kick off year,  it will be rad to see what it grows into for next year!

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Lastly there are Skateboard Camps coming up from Duchess Ride up in Eagle County starting June 4th!  Duchess Ride is a 501(c)3 non-profit who’s mission is to cultivate TENACITY, CAMARADERIE, and CREATIVITY in young girls.  They do great work and we love them for it!  Check out the link to their website for more information.

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The World’s First Mall 4 Recycled Goods

Amidst the challenges we face to #RESIST in America with losses to fund science,  the arts,   and free educational resources;  here is a silver lining.  Sweden has an example of how to turn perceived lemons into lemonade…  please read on and remember it all starts with you to vote with your dollars,  use only what you need,  as well as REDUCE,  reuse,  and recycle as a last resort.  Making product is a big responsibility.  $upport Companies treating it as such.  Life cycle,  embodied energy,  and materials selection are3 Top factors to incorporate when sustainability principles are applied to design,  manufacturing,  and/or production.   Check out this blog going into more detail about the World’s first mall for recycled goods in Sweden…

Last week I wrote about the Edinburgh Remakery, and how they are trying to foster a culture of repair. It’s one of the most shared posts I’ve ever written, and there’s clearly a real interest in this whole idea. Lots of you have been in touch to share similar projects, including this one from Sweden. […]

via The world’s first mall for recycled goods — Make Wealth History

Stronghold Society’s 2015 One Gathering and Equillibrium’s 3rd Annual Amber Cangilose Memorial Jam

All set up, and ready to celebrate Life, Passion, and Amber!
… let the fun begin!
Lenore Sparks, ripping in the “spine” (aka “handicap”) Bowl- Amber, and our, FAVORITE bowl at D-park… where the ACMJ is held every year with the One Gathering!
Girls on deck (L to R): Julz Lynn, Chelsea McCabe, and Lenore Sparks
Above and below (L to R): ?, Lenore Sparks (2nd PL), Julz Lynn (1st PL), Bill Danforth (American Nomad), Nicole Noller (3rd PL), Walt Pourier (Stronghold Society and One Gathering)
Pine Ridge Reservation Crew, drove out for the One Gathering!! Up front is Emily Earring, luv that Girl!
Love U Amber! All for you, and for us to feel you near!!! There were smiles for miles everywhere from the butterfly kisses you touched us all with in your love and light for life…
Already looking forward to next year!

Equillibrium is a Gift that Shines…

WhoMadeMyClothes2015Loosing your passion seems to be a natural cycle in life, especially for creatives and entrepreneurs in the Fashion Industry. We hit unforeseen obstacles, often don’t get paid our worth, and therefore don’t live up to our own expectations much of the time. These are challenging times, with more competition than ever coming out of the wood work… and everyone deserves a chance to live out their dreams and passions just as you do. So how do you create the distance needed to not feel encroached upon, or get a bad attitude when others are more “inspired by you” for their own projects rather than “$upporting you” for what you created? This is a reality Equillibrium has felt since it was born, and is not easy to handle at times. We want you to know we are a real brand that faces real struggles and has real love and passion for all we do in fashion, lifestyle, and advocacy. Equillibrium is a gift to consumers, especially in today’s market. We accept the  responsibility to keep our passion alive, and we choose to see “inspiration” from what we do as an affirmation we are doing something right!

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We know deep in our CORE, Equillibrium is unique and so is our offering. Though painful at times, when targeted as a threat or not fully embraced/ included in events we know we had to be consciously disregarded from, we consider the source. We must question how it serves us to be associated, and perhaps decide it is time to walk away if actions do not align with words… we have control over what we choose to pay attention to. We will never allow anyone’s ego make us feel small, for that is not where we come from, we are LOVE. A constant evaluation and cleansing of what we allow in our world to move toward the bigger picture is the driving force that pushes us on.

Recently, a financial set back we faced had to do with a Copyright protected thumbnail image innocently used in one of our blog posts back in October 2013. We cannot get specific due to the confidentiality agreement we signed in a settlement, but it was an expensive lesson on “free images” from the web. Here is a website that can give you an idea of the litigation we went through in the past month to reach a settlement: Extortion Letter Information. Legalized Extortion and Corporate Bullying is real and can happen to anyone. So beware and don’t let it happen to you or your business. A website to check image use online is Tin Eye…. we found the sight a bit confusing, and we now have a policy of only using our own original images to avoid this occurrence from ever happening again.

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There are so many challenges in running your own brand and business, allowing others to bully and hold you down is not an option. Burning bridges is not something we advise, as you never know when you need to cross them again. However, some bridges are damaged and not the best route to take. We would like you to know we LOVE you! We could not exist with out the love and support we have from everyone who believes in Equillibrium as a brand and lifestyle! We have so much to offer, and will continue to persevere through the challenges that make us stronger in the end. When you are a bright light, there will always eyes that want it dimmed. Equillibrium will always shine bright, so don’t forget your shades. In the battle against darkness, Equillibrium is a force to be reckoned with! We have exciting events coming up in June and July from our CORE SK8 roots we will be filling you in on the next blog! Stay tuned, so much more to come!!

… only a few days left to HOWL!

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TODAY- Tuesday; March 25th on Twitter is #KEEPWOLVESLISTED #TWEETSTORM… please put out a tweet #KEEPWOLVESLISTED – blast it all day long! Then time to write the White House if you haven’t already!

Thursday; March 27th is the FINAL deadline to defend and protect our wolves. In order to give our wolf recovery program a chance to work and ecosystems an opportunity to thrive. We MUST tell Secretary Jewell to have Federal protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) remain enforced. The Federal Government under the Obama Administration, has proposed to lift Federal protections. The Federal Gov’t has tested Wolf Management by States (ID, MT, WY, WI, MI, MN, WA, AZ to name a few) under their regulations within the Division of Fish and Wildlife under the Dept. of Interior- lead by Scretary Jewell, originally it was Secretary Salazar who proposed delisting- surprise he’s a rancher and Oil and Gas guy, don’t let the Democratic Party Association fool you. Sec. Jewell appears well groomed to finish what he started to delist Wolves despite her guise as an ex-CEO of REI and conservationist. State Departments of Natural Resources and Divisions of Wildlife management of Wolves has been devastating! Wolf Kill Management has been what they’ve implemented despite public preference to coexist. It has been a slaughter, AND an INHUMANE act of history repeating itself; showing evident extinction beyond endangered if allowed. Bottom line is Wolves need no human management- they regulate their own populations with turf wars to death of too many packs are present. There will never be too many Wolves, it is scientifically not possible and not naturally going to happen like that. Wolves also have natural disease and climate change to contend with as well. We have too many humans set in old ways of their Indusrty (Ranchers, Oil and Gas outfitters who want access to land, and other special interests who fund/ run certain States and our Gov’t), old emotional and fear based thinking that has been proven wrong and not to work!!! This is why Wolves were studied and reintroduced. OUR ECOSTYSTEMS FAILED WITHOUT THEM AND WATER DOWN STREAM INTO COMMUNITIES GOT CONTAMINATED!!!! WE NEED WOLVES, PERIOD, END OF STORY! Science has proven this, NO ONE  has or can disprove it!

Thursday at midnight is the end of public comment. Write the White House (click link) by Th; 3/27/14 midnight ! If you are unsure of the issues, what to write, how to write- go to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Mission Wolf two of my favorite Wolf sanctuaries in Colorado… they do great work and share their knowledge to educate others about this misunderstood and demonized Keystone Species and why they need Federal Protections STILL. Knowledge is power and put to action we can correct actions in the past with better choices in the future! #STANDFORWOLVES !!!!


 

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Equillibrium Wolf Seditionary Print