In Quechua, an indigenous language spoken in many parts of South America, “ayni” means reciprocity. It means a good trade; both parties benefit. This is what The Ayni Way is about.
Based in Ecuador, we know first hand how precious the forest is. We only work with people who understand our mindset and agree to harvest ethically and sustainably. We pay more than fair rates in return for their dedication towards doing things in the right way.
Everything we create is made with love and attention to detail, from the coconut oiled Ayahuasca pendant to the Manilla Hemp fiber inset in the handmade box.
For every Ayahuasca vine we harvest, we plant two new vines on our partner’s land. From each meter of vine we cut, we can usually make about 100 pendants.
Our Palo Santo comes directly from a conservation project in the Ecuadorian dry forests. Only fallen, dead wood collected off the ground is used. They replant Palo Santo and other indigenous trees for a natural dry orest balance on a 50 hectare tract of land near the coast.
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