Aymara is the result of the love story between a Belgian engineer, Sven Van Gucht, who met Yannina Esquivias, a young Peruvian travel agent, during a sabbatical year and fell in love. Yannina and Sven quit their jobs and started a knitting factory in Peru together with Yannina’s family. In 2007, the knitwear label Aymara was born.
The magic of Aymara lies in the combination of Belgian design and Peru’s extraordinary fibers and textile craftsmanship. Aymara’s knitwear is produced in our own knitting factory in Arequipa, in the south of Peru, managed by Yannina’s family. Aymara believes that in today’s world of fast fashion and mass consumption, people are looking for authentic products with a soul. When buying Aymara, you are sure to get sustainable products with an extraordinary story.
Excellent natural fibers play a key role and are the starting point of each Aymara design; Peru manufactures some of the world's finest quality fibers. Our designers take into account the fashion trends but at the same time, we make sure that each Aymara product is timeless and long-lasting.