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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Summer is in balance with Equillibrium, a brand that gives !

SunflowerSummer is in full swing and we’d like to share with you some kool events Equillibrium will be a part of!

Equillibrium's Pillow Dress Donation

Equillibrium’s Pillow Dress Donation for Fashion Denver’s 2015 Dress Drive

First, quickly approaching event is this Saturday; June 14, 2015 at Studio Salon put on by Fashion Denver. It is a dress drive, we dropped off our dress donation yesterday (see pick to the left). Click here to read more about it on the Fashion Denver Website.

Next up on the roster is for the Denver Art Museum’s Final Friday Untitled Series. Friday June 26th will be an Untitled event hosted by DAM called Habitat. 6 of Denver’s Best were invited to submit for this event. They are as follows (and not in any particular order): Olivia McLean (ViVi), Deb Henriksen (Equillibrium), Mondo Guerra (Mondo), Sun Rose Iron Shell (Warrior Status), Sarah Folzenlogen (LoHi Bags), and Brandi Shigley (B. Shigley Designs). We are each given 1YD of natural cotton broadcloth to print on and make a bag from. Our pieces will be on display, and we aill have a panel discussion on our design concepts and what Habitat means to us. We LOVE it when topics like this merge into fashion! For Equillibrium and our customers, they are very related at all times. Hope to see you there at this special Untitled: “Habitat” event…

Fragile Xpressions Fashion Show benefit for Children's Hospital

Fragile Xpressions Fashion Show benefit for Children’s Hospital

As we recover from Summer Solstice 2015/ Go Skateboarding Day, no time is wasted. Our Creator, Deb Henriksen, will be again participating as a judge in Fragile Xpressions– a fundraiser fashion show for Children’s Hospital on Sunday June 21, 2015 at the Tivoli Center Downtown Denver. The designer challenge is to created a look from up-cycled denim. The dresses will go to auction to raise money for the Hospital.

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2nd Annual Dave Tuck Memeorial Pool Jam in Ann Arbor, MI

For those who want more action than a runway, will be in the Midwest, and sk8, a great event to attend is the 2nd Annual Dave Tuck Memorial Pool Jam at Tuck’s Hometown of Ann Arbor, MI. EQ donated some product for the event. Unfortunately, we will not be able to go to Michigan due to scheduling conflicts at the end of June.

In July, The Stronghold Society’s One Gathering at Denver Park will be hosting the third annual Amber Cangilose Memorial Girl’s Pool Jam Competition. The event and charity associated promote living life with passion. Please click the link for the event and learn more about the Stronghold Society. We are proud to be a part every year and collaborate with others who’s work is close to our heart… we will be popped up at this event. Look for the Equillibrium arrows and B/W awning stripes, say HI!

3rd annual AC Memorial Girl's Jam at Stronghold Society's One Gathering 2015 Denver Park

3rd annual AC Memorial Girl’s Jam at Stronghold Society’s One Gathering 2015 Denver Park

Equillibrium’s transparent “UP” Side

As a Company, Equillibrium practices the 7th Generation Rule  by using it as a guide in making business related decisions. The 7th Generation Rule especially applies to decisions in our supply chain and design development approach.  Through implementing a sustainable design philosophy, we are not only able to minimize our waste but divert another business’ waste as well. This is called up-cycling, and is the only way Equillibrium is able to use conventional textiles sustainably.

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Many of Equillibrium’s Business to Business (B2B) vendor relations are fostered by attracting kindred spirits, showing mutual respect, and sharing core values with a common goal– to “waste NOT”. Some of the materials and styles being launched in our next accessory line couldn’t have been predicted. These “gifts” were given to Deb Henriksen  with the responsibility to “… do something great with this, I know you will…”

We cannot think of a better way to show respect to the animal who sacrificed for us. For that we give thanks. As a lifestyle brand, and  huge fans of life itself, let is be said- “Equillibrium has not, in any way, harmed animals in the making of our products.” Further, “Equillibrium is against wasting, especially anything that has given its life. It is out of complete reverence, respect, and honor we cherish the life given for durable, biodegradable, natural skins. This is done by turning ‘waste’ into timeless, treasured pieces to live on for generations.”              – Deb Henriksen, LEED AP BD+C, CEO/ President- EQUILLIBRIUM, INC.

Standards as to what kind of up-cycled animal products Equillibrium will use: NO virgin materials– diverted from trash only, NO domestic animals, NO threatened or endangered species will ever be used.  Once material has been 100% used, it is gone. All pieces are limited edition, hand made, and one of a kind… we have no supply or intent for mass production of pieces made with these materials. (Ready to Wear lines are only made with sustainable materials for a larger scale model of production and are sustainably sourced based on Equillibrium’s results from an internal triple bottom line assessment.)

So, keep an eye out for some of Equillibrium’s magically BITCHN’ pieces that will ROCK YOU!!!! (Slowly seeping out into the streets this Summer… you’ll know when you feel it.)

Please contact us with questions and/ or concerns.  info@equillibrium.com