ACHIY, The Brand Everyone Is Talking About!
Achiy is a brand that has built up a world-class reputation for its handknitted sweaters. This German label, which was established by Vivica Pietz in 2019, has already caught the eyes of many. In fact, They have been nominated for the 13th German Sustainability award which is no mean feat. With eight competitions and over 800 applicants, the German Sustainability Award is Europe’s largest award for ecological and social commitment. It is based on the goals of the Agenda 2030 and thus on the key areas of transformation such as climate, biodiversity, resources, fairness, and society. If that wasn’t impressive enough, Achiy has also been featured in National Geographic.
Inspired By The Peruvian Community
Quechua is the language of the Incas and Achiy in Quechua means “to enjoy”. The idea of Achiy was born out of the desire to change the way fashion is made. It originated out of the desire to “give back”, shares Pietz. In 2014, on a trip to Peru, Pietz fell deeply in love with the people, the culture, and the textiles of the Peruvian communities during a volunteering project. Intoxicated by the array of colourful garments, Pietz was inspired by each textile, as every pattern was unique and each stitch conveyed a special meaning.