In Quechua, an indigenous language spoken in many parts of South America, “ayni” means sacred reciprocity. It means a good trade; both parties benefit - or that when we give and receive in good measure, we remain in the right relationship. This is what The Ayni Way is about.
Based in Ecuador, we know first hand how precious the forest is and the importance of buying materials directly from local communities. 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. Furthermore, we give back to Mother Earth in thanks for all she gives to us, by conserving her plant medicines near the Amazonian town of Tena - the purchase of one of our products helps us with this mission.
Thank you for your contribution!