ALPACA

ALPACA

THE PERUVIAN ALPACA IS A NOBLE CREATURE, WITH A SMOOTH AND ELEGANT WALK, MEMBER OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN DROMEDARIES. IT INHABITS THE HIGH ANDEAN ZONE, 3.800 M. ABOVE SEA LEVEL. IN ORDER TO RESIST THE HARD WEATHER CONDITIONS OF THE HIGHLANDS, IT IS PROTECTED BY FIBERS OF A UNIQUE QUALITY, WITH EXTRAORDINARY THERMAL, SMOOTH, FIRM AND RESISTANT CHARACTERISTICS.

THE ALPACA IS AN ANIMAL WITH A VERY ELEGANT APPEARANCE; IT’S GRACIOUS TROT AND IT’S SLIM BODY ALL COVERED IN THE FINEST FUR. THE ANIMAL HAS SOFT CUSHION FEET, THEREFORE CONSIDERED AN ECOLOGICAL ANIMAL AS IT DOSE NOT DAMAGE OR ERODE THE PASTURES IN WHICH IT FEEDS. IN THIS CONNECTING IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO MENTION THAT THE ALPACA WITH ITS SHARP TEETH CUTS THE PASTURES INSTEAD OF TEARING IT LIKE MOST CATTLE DO.

PERU IS THE LARGEST PRODUCER OF ALPACA FIBRE HOLDING 86% OF THE WORLD’S TOTAL PRODUCTION. BUT COUNTRIES SUCH AS USA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA HAVE ALSO INTENDED TO BREED THE ANIMAL AS THE FIBER IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE FINEST FOR TEXTILE PRODUCTION

DIRECTIONS BELOW ARE INTENDED TO ASSIST YOU IN PROPERLY WASHING, DRYING, AND STORING YOUR ALPACA GARMENTS. PLEASE CALL OR WRITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

HAND WASHING

IS THE BEST METHOD, AND IS RECOMMENDED AS THE BEST CHOICE OF WASHING. REMEMBER THE THING THAT CAUSES WOOL PRODUCTS TO SHRINK AND/OR FELT (BAND OR MAS TOGETHER) IS TEMPERATURE CHANGE AND AGITATION WHILE WET. SO, THE GREATER THE TEMPERATURE CHANGE AND/OR AGITATION THE GREATER THE RISK OF SHRINKING AND FELTING. MACHINE WASHING CAN BE SOMEWHAT RISKIER, SO USE THIS METHOD AT YOUR DISCRETION. A DELICATE WASH AND LOWER TEMPERATURE SETTING IS GENERALLY LESS RISKY.

WATER TEMPERATURE: COOL -85° F MAXIMUM

PRODUCTS: DO NOT USE CHLORINE BLEACH. WOOLITE IS NOT RECOMMENDED

DRYING

WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING A DRYER. IF YOU CHOOSE TO RISK TO DO SO, USE A DELICATE OR FLUFF LOW TEMPERATURE SETTING, AND ONLY LEAVE THE PRODUCT IN THE DRYER FOR A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

DRY THE PRODUCT IN A FLAT POSITION, AND OUT OF SUNLIGHT. SOME RESHAPING TO THE ORIGINAL DIMENSIONS MAY BE NECESSARY. REMOVE WRINKLES AND STRAIGHTEN SEAMS BY HAND. DO NOT USE A BRUSH. AFTER THE PRODUCT HAS DRIED, YOU MAY TOUCH IT UP WITH A COLD IRON.

DRY CLEANING
IF YOU HAVE A MATCHING SET OUTFIT, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CLEAN THEM ALL AT THE SAME TIME TO AVOID COLOR CHANGES AFTER THE WASHING PROCESS. ASK THE CLEANER TO USE A FRESH SOLVENT IN LOW HEAT WITHOUT TUMBLING. ALSO INFORM THE CLEANER OF ANY SPOTS OR STAINS. WHEN IN DOUBT, USE A CLEANER THAT HAS EXPERIENCE WITH ALPACA.

STORING TO PRESERVE
MAKE SURE THE ITEMS IS COMPLETELY DRY BEFORE STORAGE. THE SECOND MAJOR CONSIDERATION IS THE PROTECTION AGAINST MOTHS. SOME IDEAS INCLUDE PLACING ITEMS IN CEDAR CHETS, PLASTIC ZIP-LOCK CONTAINER, AND PLASTIC TUBS. SSACHETS OF DRIED LAVENDER CAN ALSO BE HELPFUL. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING MOTHBALLS.

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SUSTAINABILITY

ALL GARMENTS ARE MADE BY PERUVIAN ARTISANS FOLLOWING THE PRINCIPALS OF RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, USING TRADITIONAL METHODS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE WUALITY THAT IS SUPERIOR TO INDUSTRIALLY MADE PRODUCTS.

AYNI CREATED CERTIFICATION PROGRAM “AYNI CERTIFY” WHICH IS THE FIRST AND LEADING CERTIFYING CENTRE ENABLED BY THE MINISTRY OF EMPLOYMENT (MINISTERIO DE TRABAJO Y PROMOCION DEL EMPLEO) TO CERTIFY INDIVIDUALS IN LABOR COMPETENCIES WITHIN THE FIELDS OF HAND KNITTING SINCE 2012 WITH THE OBJETIVE OF GIVING RECOGNITION AND VALUE TO THE INDIVIDUALS LABOR COMPETENCES AND CONTRIBUTES TO THE EMPOWERMENT AND SELF ESTEEM OF THE INDIVIDUAL CREATING JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND IMPROVING LIVING STANDARDS.

AYNI CERTIFY

ONCE UPON TIME… TWO GIRLS FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES VISITED AND ISLAND FAR FAR AWAY IN THE ANDES OF PERU… THIS TRIP BECAME THE BEGINNING OF THEIR LONG FRIENDSHIP AND THE STORY OF AYNI!

VIEW THE NEW TEASER OF AYNI CERTIFY AND FIND OUT WHERE THE STORY OF AYNI STARTED AND WHERE WE SETOLL GO FOR INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION!

FULL VERSION WILL FOLLOW SOON!

BIO

ABOUT AYNI

AYNI WAS CREATED OUT OF A COMMON LOVE FOR HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS, NATURE’S FINEST MATERIALS AND STRONG SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIROMENTAL ENGAGEMENT.

THE PRODUCTS ARE CREATED IN PERU, A COUNTRY WITH ONE OF THE WORLDS FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIES, USING ONLY THE MOST EXCLUSIVE PERUVIAN MATERIALS SUCH AS THE LUXURIOUS BABY ALPACA AND THE FAMOUS PIMA COTTON.

THROUGH AYNI WE SEEK TO SET AN EXAMPLE TO THE REST OF THE FASHION AND APPAREL INDUSTRY BY SHOWING HOW ETHICS AND AESTHETICS CAN JOIN HANDS AND ENCOURAGE TO A MORE CONSCIENCE LIFE STYLE AND CONSUMPTION.

FOUNDERS

ADRIANA IS PERUVIAN, LAERKE IS DANISH. TOGETHER THEY FOUNDED AYNI CORP, OF WHICH THE BRAND AYNI IS ONE OF THE BRANCHES AS WELL AS THE SOURCING AGENCY AYNI DESIGN LAB.

IT ALL BEGAN WITH A COMMON INTEREST OF DOING RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS, WHICH COULD CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE VALUE CHAIN.

ADRIANA AND LAERKE BROUGHT TOGETHER DANISH DESIGN, MINIMALISM, SOPHISTICATION AND CONSCIOUS LIFESTYLE AND CONSUMPTION MODEL – COMBINED WITH EXCLUSIVE HIGH QUALITY PERUVIAN MATERIALS AND ANCIENT HANDCRAFT TRADITIONS.

THE FIRST COLLECTION OF AYNI WAS LAUNCHED IN PARIS 2009 AND SINCE THEN WE HAVE PRESENTED THE COLLECTIONS IN FASHION CAPITALS AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING COPENHAGEN, PARIS, LONDON AND NEW YORK.