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 its name by focusing on honoring ancient traditions, using local materials and altering the production model to promote responsible production.