WHAT DOES ‘AYNI’ MEAN?
AYNI means “today for you, tomorrow for me” in Quechua, the ancient language of the Inca empire.
The word embodies the concepts of cooperation and reciprocity.
In the past, it was used between the members of a community, who worked together and helped one another, confident that someday they will receive the same help in return.
Today, AYNI continues to preserve the meaning and values of it's name by focusing on honoring ancient traditions, using local materials and altering the production model to promote a responsible process.
NEW RECYCLED YARN
"Because there is no such thing as ‘away’, when we throw plastic away it must go somewhere."
For our FW 20/21 collection we have also added a new experimental yarn made from recycled plastic bottles. 1 kg/2.2 lbs of yarn is made from 25 x 1 liter recycled plastic bottles here in Peru.
The AYNI Fall Winter 2020/21 collection is inspired by Peru’s stone forests and fittingly named ‘RUMI’ which means “rock” or “stone” in Quechua, the ancient language of the Inca empire.
The collection features a sweater + scarf set made out of the recycled plastic yarn and we also included it in detailed embroidery and accessories.
AYNI was created out of a common love for high-quality products, nature's finest materials and a strong social, economic and environmental engagement.
All our products are designed and made in Peru, a country with one of the world's fastest-growing economies, using only the most exclusive Peruvian materials such as the luxurious baby alpaca and the strong Pima cotton.
Through AYNI we seek to set an example for the rest of the fashion and apparel industry, by showing how ethics and aesthetics can join hands and encourage a more conscious lifestyle and consumption.
Adriana and Laerke brought together Danish design, minimalism, sophistication and a conscious lifestyle and consumption model – combining it all with exclusive high-quality Peruvian materials and ancient handicraft traditions.
AYNI’s first collection was launched in Paris in 2009 and since then, the brand has presented collections in fashion capitals all around the world, including Copenhagen, Paris, London and New York.