alpaca knit stories by AYNI

AYNI is a conscious fashion and lifestyle label created out of a common love for design and handcrafts with a special sensibility for culture and diversity combined with a strong social, economic and environmental engagement. Founders Adriana Cachay, Peruvian & Laerke Skyum, Danish met in Peru on Laerke’s first trip to Latin America and soon after AYNI was born. AYNIs responsible business model is based on reciprocity, where a mutual benefit allows everyone in the value chain to be part of a deeper sense of purpose.

“All We Knit Is Love. We create pieces that cultivate heritage via time honoring techniques and reciprocity. Ayni is about creating and wearing your values…” – Adriana & Laerke – founders and designers of AYNI Universe

Ayni’s headquarters are located in Lima, Peru, the country where all primary materials are sourced and the production takes place with the help and support from small workshops and groups of artisans located both in the city and the highlands of Peru. AYNI means today for me, tomorrow for you in the ancient language of the Incas. This word embodies the concepts of love and reciprocity, confident that giving comes before receiving. AYNI is dedicated to preserving the meaning and values of its name by empowering female artisans, stimulating skilled and time honoring techniques and creating positive impact for them and their communities.

  • 4,099.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Jaqaru is a fully hand-knitted, 89% pure alpaca sweater, with unique details. Jaqaru is made in a classical braid pattern, combined with detailed hem and cuffs, but what makes this piece a stand-out are the openings down the sleeves, created in an eye-catching twisted braid pattern. Jaqaru is the piece you will want to wear every day, throughout the year, due to its versatility and superb delicacy and lightness, that comes from the high percentage of pure alpaca wool. The Jaqaru sweater hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Jaqaru is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ tall wearing sample size S.

  • 4,799.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Koni is a fully hand-knitted, slightly oversized, chunky open cardi coat, made of the extremely soft alpaca-baby alpaca-merino wool in a classic knitting pattern. Koni is a highly versatile piece that can be used over any daily outfit, as well as an evening knitted cardi coat, over a dress or pants and blouses. Koni might be long and slightly oversized, yet it is light and not heavy due to high percentages of the softest wool yarn there are. The Koni cardi coat hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Koni is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING: One size. The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ tall wearing sample size OS.

  • 5,199.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Quinoa is a fully handmade crochet multicolor and multi-yarn crew neck sweater, made of the highest quality Peruvian pima cotton, in combination with the extremely soft FS alpaca yarn (FS stands for the superfine hand-brushed alpaca quality). Quinoa is one of the most unique pieces from the Ayni collection due to its amazing quinoa seed resembling pattern, combined with moderate balloon sleeves transitioning to hand-embroidered cuffs. Due to its stand-out complexity, one Quinoa sweater takes up to 14 days to complete. The Quinoa sweater hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Quinoa is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ and wearing sample size S/M

  • 3,999.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Sonqo is a fully hand-knitted, extremely soft alpaca-merino sweater with a unique diamond-shaped pattern in combination with traditional cable knit, and a half-high detailed collar. Furthermore, the moderate balloon sleeves transitioning to high-rise cuffs create a flattering silhouette and make Sonqo a perfect piece to combine with both daily and more sophisticated evening outfits. The diamond-shaped pattern symbolizes the heart in Quechua, the ancient language of the Inca empire. The Sonqo sweater hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Sonqo is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING:  The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ wearing sample size S in fucsia. The model in ivory Sonqo is 160 cm tall.

  • 4,399.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Sonqollay, a cardigan version of Sonqo sweater, is a fully hand-knitted, extremely soft alpaca-merino cardigan with a unique diamond-shaped pattern in combination with traditional cable knit and hand-embroidered buttons. Furthermore, the moderate balloon sleeves transitioning to high-rise cuffs and a V-neck create a flattering silhouette and make Sonqollay a perfect piece to combine with both daily and more sophisticated evening outfits, such as over a silk dress…The diamond-shaped pattern symbolizes the heart in Quechua, the ancient language of the Inca empire. The Sonqollay sweater hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Sonqollay is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ wearing sample size S

  • 2,799.00 kr (incl. local MVA/VAT)

    Tuna is a fully hand-knitted, extremely soft 89% alpaca wool sweater in a classical, timeless knitting pattern in the front and back, circular pattern in the sleeves, and detailed hem and cuffs for the perfect fit. Tuna might be a classic, but it comes in two amazing multicolor yarn combinations, all put together by hand before knitting. Tuna is a versatile, seasonless piece you can wear with jeans, pants, skirts, dresses…and the highest possible quality of yarn makes it a piece you will wear and love for years. Tuna sweater hugs you with its Peruvian heritage, centered around love, connectivity, and craftsmanship. Tuna is made entirely with pure sustainable materials translated into a Peruvian-Scandinavian narrative. An expression of culture through design where each garment also represents a commitment to the environment and the artisans of the AYNI family.

    SIZING: The model is 175 cm/ 5′ 8″ tall wearing sample size S/M.

    COLORS: Vibrant – the darker one; Multipastel – the lighter one, a combination of pink and cream white