Our Fall Winter 2018/19 CHUYMA collection was created to preserve the local Andean heritage by reviving its iconography and colors,
While making its aesthetic contemporary, we have restyled the Chuyma icon, that historically represents the heart, and for us the love with which the artisans handmake our collection.
We have also manually dyed multicolored yarns to create chunky artisanal knitwear that represents the vibrant story behind the local textile heritage.
The collection includes products made in a variety of textile techniques including handknitting, crochet, macramé and handloom knitting.
Throughout the development process of this collection and with the support of FONDATION CHANEL and FUNDATION CODESPA, we worked on training and certifying 200 indigenous women from the Lake Titicaca region in Peru and Bolivia.
The project’s aim was to create textile entrepreneurship as an opportunity for empowerment and for the enhancement of the textile heritage of indigenous women in Lake Titicaca.
This is a very special collection for AYNI and a project we will continue to build and work on through our certification program AYNI CERTIFY.
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