From Ride Snowboards: “We’re not perfect. We’ve done some dumb things over the years but that doesn’t mean we can’t be better. Today it should be clear to all snowboarders that if we don’t start making changes in how we live there won’t be snow for us to chase in the near future. The climate is changing, and we can do better. The snowboarding lifestyle isn’t eco friendly. It never has been. We’ve got to get to the mountains on planes, trains, and automobiles. Chairlifts need energy. Resorts need resources. Houses and lodges need heat. The products we make use resources, create waste, and require transportation. There is an environmental cost to everything humans do. We can never eliminate that, but we can do better. We can create less waste, use less resources, build longer-lasting products and work with people on the front lines of this battle to learn and change what we’ve been doing.
We admire Akomplice for their sustainable business, so we partnered with them to make this limited edition Psychocandy. Their graphics help draw attention to the simple fact that we can all be a little bit better stewards of the earth.”
In light of the current pandemic and tensions over the election, we felt it appropriate to re-issue our Love Over Fear design. The inspiration for this design came from looking deep into the human psyche and finding the root cause of how we manifest our realities. These garments serve as a daily reminder of the choice we have in our emotions and mindset. We aim to create wearable art that invites a dialogue between those who wear it, and those who see it. See full collection on our webstore.
Kwami Adzitso, a longtime Akomplice Team member, models the collection in Hyde Park (Los Angeles) California. Photos shot by Ariana Katechis.
1.5ºC – Researchers warn that the global temperature increase needs to be kept below 1.5 degrees Celsius, otherwise, the survival of humanity and the world’s vital ecosystems will be threatened. The United Nation’s most recent climate report gives humans a 10-year ultimatum to address the earth’s climate crisis. The devastating effects of climate change could be irreversible by 2030. If we do not make changes to our current model of life, we will likely see an increase in widespread flooding, extreme heat, drought, lack of growing conditions for food creating famine, scarcity of clean water, a sea-level rise that could destroy entire cities, excessive poverty, and a refugee crisis which is estimated to affect 1 in 9 people worldwide. View collection here.
LIBERTY In honor of the 4th of July, we are making a public service announcement with the release of “We Are Ocean”.
Text Printed on Shirt: Our democracy is drowning, along with science, facts, and our freedoms, by way of lobbyists and special interest groups. The world’s scientists and the UN are sounding the alarm that the climate crisis is a threat to the survival of countless species, including our own. We are all ultimately governed by the laws of nature, and nature does not play favorites. Nature will not be lobbied, negotiated, or strong-armed to act differently. Nature has shown us time and time again that the aspects of life we once thought unassailable are actually very fragile. We need to respect the laws of nature.