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ACHIY

Products: Clothing, Knitwear, Women’s, Unisex

Brand Details

Company

Based in

Founded

CEO

Empowerment

ACHIY UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Hamburg, Germany

2019

Vivica Pietz, Lennard Pietz

Small Business, Woman-Led

Brand Story

Inspired by the lives of indigenous people, we develop fashion with a purpose. Each of our artworks tells a unique story about life in harmony with Mother Nature. For us, our knitters are artists. We consider each of our designs to be a work of art. It is simply a matter of course for us that we produce 100% in the country of origin. We are guided by traditional production methods of indigenous people, all our pieces are carefully handmade. In the best possible harmony with nature, we create limited collections with a purpose. Achiy – designed by another life.

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Brand Transparency

Who answered our brand transparency questions?

Vivica Pietz – CEO at ACHIY.

Fair Trade

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How do you ensure "Fair Trade" manufacturing? If your manufacturing or the manufacturing company you work with is certified, please list these certifications.

Inspired by the lives of indigenous people, we develop fashion with a purpose. Each of our artworks tells a unique story about life in harmony with Mother Nature. For us, our knitters are artists. We consider each of our designs to be a work of art. It is simply a matter of course for us that we produce 100% in the country of origin. We are guided by traditional production methods of indigenous people, all our pieces are carefully handmade. In the best possible harmony with nature, we create limited collections with a purpose. Achiy - designed by another life.

Social Justice

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How do you ensure "Social Justice" with your internal and external corporate environment?

We at ACHIY keep the traditional knitting expertise of the Peruvian communities alive. Textile art has always been a social event. A possibility to create something together with the family, friends and the community. The traditional knitting techniques are passed on from generation to generation.

Organic Material

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Which "Organic Material" do you work with? What makes this material sustainable? And what makes it better compared to conventional material?

We are guided by traditional production methods of indigenous people. Therefore, all our pieces are carefully handmade in the best possible harmony with nature. We use only natural materials. Our first collection consists of 100% alpaca wool that is naturally dyed with plants from the Peruvian Highlands. Our sourcing and and yarn manufacturer are certified with: AZO, OEKO-TEX and REACH, GOTS and OEKO-TEX 100.

Handcrafted

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You stated that at least 50% of your total product range is"Handcrafted". Please briefly explain how your handcrafted manufacturing process works.

All our sweaters are made completely in the family workshops of Rubén and Carmen in Cusco – by hand with traditional knitting machines and, of course, 100% baby alpaca wool.

Zero Waste

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Which processes in your supply chain are "Zero "Waste"?

ACHIY works only with 100% natural materials. Our first collection consists of 100% alpaca wool knitwear products. As every design is handknitted, we can carefully plan the exact quantities and have almost zero left over yarns. We produce in small-series with a "limitation" approach. Each product is considered to be a work of art that is made to last for a lifetime.

Vegan

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How can you ensure that 95% of your total product range is "Vegan"? If you are recognized as vegan by a recognized organization such as PETA or the Vegan Society, please mention them.

Give Back

Charity Social Integration

What organization do you donate to? Why is it important for your brand to "Give Back"?

Not only our sweaters themselves, but also our shipping packages have a purpose. RePack reduces CO2 emissions by 80%. As a reward for returning the RePacks we will donate 2€ to our good friends in the Kinsacchocha Community in Paru Paru, Cusco.

Cultural Support

How do you "culturally support" local traditions and communities, democratic politics and education, especially in the countries where your brand operates?

The production of our garments is not just about fashion. It’s about the people who create our handmade works of art with incredible passion, their stories and their lives. The unity of the family is at the forefront.

Eco Packaging

You have indicated to use "Eco Packaging". What makes your packaging more sustainable than conventional packaging.

Listed: 1 January 2021
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