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Equillibrium to Voice for the Voiceless at the next Denver Fashion Week… October 08 2019, 0 Comments

Denver Fashion Week

When asked by Charlie Price of Beauty Underground to be a part of the runway during Denver Fashion Week in November, the answer was absolutely YES!  The interesting aspect was to be a part of the second night on November 10th, Advant Garde Night, and collaborate with Scott Lobben and his team at Rita B Salon for hair and make up.  From the opportunity to make a powerful impact on the runway constructing 10 looks, the decision was made to “voice for the voiceless” though a color story of black and white. In true Equillibrium fashion,  the runway will once again be used as a sound board sending a clear message that time is running out, stand for Endangered Species, and be better to our Planet Earth. We titled our segment, “Forever with the Wild”.

“Good fashion is not enough to inspire me to create and construct apparel, especially on a runway.  It must be made ethically, be sustainable, have function, and send a message for awareness toward an environmental cause to the audience.” Deb Henriksen of Equillibrium. “Fashion is my outlet for change through self expression and activism. At this point in my life, I need it more than ever. It empowers me to have a broad reach and be the change I want to see.”

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Equillibrium “Be Wolf” from Black and White Look Book,

The show will begin with Father Time taking a stroll on the runway. Next, 8 looks inspired by Endangered Species will take the spotlight and endear you to their struggle for survival as habitat loss, pollution, poaching, and climate change threaten thier lives every day. Last, our Mother Earth will finish the segment with imagery sure to make the point clear… LOVE your Mother! What is good for the planet is good for People…

We hope to see you the evening of Sunday; November 10th at the Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216… doors open at 4p, at 5:30p doors close no entry. Show to begin around 6p… you will NOT be disappointed!

Equillibrium x Rita B are going to HOWL!


Equillibrium says to Protect, Defend, Love... everyday! April 02 2019, 0 Comments

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It is a concerning time for humanity as we approach Earth Day 2019.  The current Administration is stripping protections to our wild places and wildlife for special interest and profit as man-induced climate change generates extreme weather events further threatening sustainability for many species.

As we wrestle feelings of helplessness and frustration we must stay strong in our opposition of accepting this as a new norm.  We know better and must always strive to do better.  It does not matter everyone is not on board with conscious consumption, it matters that you are and practice it.  Set good intention and see it through at all times no matter what.  Over time this example has large butterfly effects with positive impacts to offset momentum in the wrong direction creating hope to get in the right direction. Never discount that, never surrender.

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So many say the actions of one mean nothing, it takes everyone to make it happen...  almost as an excuse to remain complacent.  Remember complaceny kills. The grey area is just as important as the black in white.  In many cases it is more improtant, due to its accessability to implement with baby steps while working toward making big strides. Everyone must start somewhere, and continue growth toward the end goal.

Equillibrium flies its sustainable flag high!

This April, Equillibrium cheers you on at whatever place you are in being a part of the solution toward a sustainable future for life on Earth. Though it is infuriating what policies are being implemented from the White House threatening our Public Lands, Wildlife Reguges (especially in the Arctic),  the Endangered Species Act, the Environmental Protection Agency, etc. ; we must not accept any sense of defeat, but be ready to defend, protect, and continue the LOVE for human health, wildlife, and our wild places. There are no acts too small. They all add up and we must grow in numbers with this common goal. Engage, educate, and activate.  Take the time to learn what is happening, how you can offset it and activate resistance.Equillibrium Frack Off Equillibrium Frack OFF : Live it, LOVE it, Feel it, WEAR it![/caption]

Overwhelmed? Then, start with one cause like defending our predators: Wolves, Bears, Sharks, etc. / protecting human health: clean air, clean water, clean land, etc. / conscious consumption: sustainable fashion, reducing single use plastics, compost, etc. See where these topics lead you.  Your behavior will change, you will feel empowered not helpless,  and it will become obvious how interconnected everything is.  Small changes you make in your behavior have large impacts over time, as well as spread to better behavior by others by example. Take steps, be consistent. It is never too late, the time is now!  Love your Mother and each other...  be the change. Namaste.  Oi!


Accept no Substitutes to Help End Corporate Bullying: Gucci Disgraces Itself September 11 2018, 1 Comment

Equillibrium Sustainable Fashion  : Accept NO Substitues

Accept no Substitutes to Help End Corporate Bullying: Gucci Disgraces Itself by Infringing on Denver’s Decades-old Sustainable Street Brand Equillibrium


Equillibrium Sustainability, Accept NO Substitutes! June 07 2018, 0 Comments

Equillibrium Sustainable Fashion  : Accept NO Substitues 

Equillibrium is a grass roots brand conceived in 1998 and officially Trademarked in 2001.  Our integrity,  authenticity,  and values in how we operate has set a high standard with sustainability in fashion for 17 years and counting...  WE ARE THE ORIGINAL sustainable high fashion brand you can trust with zero waste design principles and the triple bottom line (TBL) always front of mind. 


Equillibrium breaks it down and wants to hear less talk, see more WALK. March 06 2018, 0 Comments

The time is up for talk about supporting sustainability in fashion...  do it!

Equillibrum Sustainable Street Brand supports science


Equillibrium's 2017 Year in Review December 17 2017, 0 Comments

As we enter 2018,  Equillibrium thanks every one of you who has purchased goods from us.  Because of you we reach for more and are able to exist as a brand you can trust in sustainable fashion. 

As the year comes to a close,  we reflect on our impacts from sales in 2017 and set new goals for 2018.  Our donations toward sustainability in 2017 break down as follows: (links to all non-profits we support from both the past & present are under "Activism" in our menu)

50% Western Environmental Law Center

25% Earth Justice

12% Mission Wolf

 8% Humane Society of the United States

 5% The American Red Cross

We are so grateful to do what we love and be supported in not only our creations,  but our integrity in how we design, source, and produce sustainable high fashion street wear and accessories for you.  Again,  many thanks and continued returns.

We wish you Happy Holidays!  Have a Happy Hanukkah,  Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! May there be peace on Earth and good will to all...

 


Gary Lee Days on SoBo!! September 14 2016, 0 Comments

Equillibrium is a proud sponsor and one of the organizers of the first of many "Gary Lee Days"- a kustom kulture celebration in honor of Gary Lee and to fundraise for Maxfund No Kill Animal Shelter...
Gary Lee Days 2016 Poster
… we hand selected 7 fabulous designers to go Low Brow with us and show their 1940's Pin-up best Parisian style on Saturday 9/17 at 3p.
Gary Lee Days 20165 Pin-up Fashion Show Poster
 Here's pics by Robin's Photography
Fashion Designer Center's own Lisa Elsten of LRE Coututre-  Moto Pin-up
Anna Festa's Pin-upMona Lucero Pin-up
Equillibrium Pacific Princess Pin-up
Equillibrium Pin-up Cowgirl
Gino Velardi's Pin-up
RMCAD's Darlene Ritz Pin-up look 2
D;Lola Couture's Deedee Vicory Pin-up Look
Stephanie O Pin-up
Equillibrium Krew rolling hard at GaryLee Days 2016


     Thanks to all who participated, attended, and donated! This event raised over $3K for MAX FUND No Kill Animal Shelter in the Historic Baker Neighborhood of Denver, CO. GaryLee is smiling,  and we are looking forward to what next year's GLB Life Celebration brings... with no doubt more good times with good people, art, music, food, and kustom kulture!

A few SPECIAL mentions who contributed greatly:
Terry from GaryLee's Motor Club and Grub and the event liquor sponsors
Mel Unruh from the Horseshoe Lounge
Ben at Super Screen Print
Marty at 3 Kings
Jim Norris from Mutiny
Robin Fulton with Robins Photography
Robdogg the Gang with The Trade-ins
Carrie and The Crime Scene
Bakery LeSensual
The Westword
Sharon Stone Arts
Cabal Gallery
Max Fund NO kill Animal Shelter
All our FAB High Fashion Designers (who's websites are linked to their look pics above)
All our FAB Hair and Make-up Artists!!!

 

 

 


Equillibrium at Westword's 2016 Whiteout Fashion Show March 08 2016, 0 Comments

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Equillibrium at Denver Westword's 2016 Whiteout Fashion Show
Photography by Robin Fulton
Models by Wilhelmina Denver

… see more in the Denver Westword event slideshow for the 2016 Whiteout Slide Show.

We have a YouTube Video of Equillibrium at Denver Westword's 2016 Whiteout Fashion Show up to view as well!

ENJOY


The 2015 One Gathering and the 3rd Annual Amber Cangilose Memorial Girl Bowl Jam July 23 2015, 0 Comments

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!