etnies Girl and Southern California native Aaron Kraten have united for a special collection that expresses a shared passion for art and skateboarding culture. Inspired by the individuality of girls who skateboard in an urban environment, Kraten’s artistic interpretation is reflected through this creative collaboration, the first in the etnies Girl Starving Artist Collection. About the Starving Artist Collection We’re all driven by art, creativity and individuality. Many of us have starved and sacrificed everything to live our lifestyle and survive off what we are passionate about. At etnies, artistic inspiration, passion and dedication inspire us, which is why we choose up-and-coming artists to create the Starving Artist Collection with us. About Aaron Kraten Aaron Kraten has always had a passion for art. From a young age, he carried around small sketchbooks so he could draw whenever and wherever inspiration hit. In 1999, he found an audience for his artwork when he started working at a thrift store in Costa Mesa, Calif., where he began displaying his fingerpainted work, which utilized abandoned mixed media materials and store paint. He soon began submitting his work to local galleries and museums, and currently shows about four times a year. “I can truly say these are the best days of my life,” says Kraten, whose exposure to the action sports industry and lifestyle has led him to work with a wide range of companies for special collaborations and products. To learn more, visit Aaron Kraten online. Where to Find the Collection The Aaron Kraten Collaboration Fakie, Fleece and Tote are available now at PacSun. Visit PacSun online to find a store near you. The items will be available through other retailers in June 2007. Enter for Your Chance to Win! One grand prize winner will be randomly selected to receive the Aaron Kraten Collaboration Fakie, Fleece and Tote, and two runners-up will each receive the Fakie. Enter the etnies Girl & Aaron Kraten Giveaway by June 15, 2007, and good luck!