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.