SWEATERS MADE OF 100% BABY ALPACA WOOL
HAND-KNITTED IN PERU
CARRYING HISTORY AND SPIRITUALITY
DIVINELY SOFT, BREATHABLE AND DURABLE
Inspired by the life of the indigenous people of Peru, Achiy breaks with the conventions of the fast fashion industry and develops
meaningful knitwear with unique stories. The designs are limited and the production is sustainable as everything is handmade directly where the materials are sourced. Each individual piece and each pattern has its own story. The spirituality with which indigenous people create their clothing gives ACHIYs products an inimitable aura.
INDIGENOUS EXELLENCE AGAINST FAST FASHION
ACHIY wants to bring back meaning into fashion by designing honest, cheerful and fair clothes that are natural in their origin. Their goal is to radically change the wasteful fashion industry and return to the roots of textile craftsmanship. To the very beginning - in a world before the exploitative and profit-oriented industry.
ACHIY. DESIGNED BY ANOTHER LIFE.
In 2014 Vivica Pietz decided to go to San Isidro to work as a volunteer for a small NGO. Despite the extreme poverty and the difficult and challenging living conditions for the community, San Isidro was filled with friendliness, happiness and gratitude.
Being struck by the colorful and lively textiles, she quickly learned that most of the local communities follow the same principles that the Incas developed hundreds of years ago. Even more inspiring for her was how every symbol and every pattern has a meaning and a spiritual background. That was the moment Vivica decided to create a slow fashion brand that is inspired by the history and spirituality of indigenous people.
EVERY PIECE IS HAND-KNITTED & FOLLOWS AN INDIGENOUS TRADITION
ACHIY works with two families in Cusco,
Peru to produce their handcrafted artworks. Quote from Mr. Ruben – the main producer:
“Our handicraft has always existed. We simply continue it. In our families. And when our production grows, we ask our neighbors and friends for support and offer them work. We also use alpaca wool. Wool from our Andes. My goal is to use only "ingredients" from the environment."