After five years of business, we announce with a heavy heart that Arkins will soon be closing. On January 11th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST, our website will go dark. Any orders placed prior to that time will ship out as normal.
My husband/co-founder and I are moving to Paris at that time, and the costs involved with moving the business abroad are too great, as they are if we leave it here to manage from afar.
Arkins has been a beautiful tool to create a positive impact on an industry desperately in need of change and evolution. Together, with our customers, we have been able to support organic farmers across the world, plant hundreds of trees globally, and consistently provide living wage jobs right here in the US. Everything we have done, has been done with compassion for people and our planet. We’re proud of creating beautiful garments made with integrity, and we’re honored that you have seen the beauty in them too.
Starting this new chapter is bittersweet, and while we are eager to see what life looks like for us in Paris, it’s not without some sorrow that we leave behind a brand that we worked hard to build.
Thank you for the love and support over the years - it’s never gone unnoticed and will inspire us forever to reject industry norms and perceived limitations.
Love you all xxo
Germaine + Nicolas