Ayacucho® outdoor clothing and equipment is designed with a focus on responsible, careful sourcing and modern-day technological advancement, giving your adventure the welcome combination of responsibility, comfort and style.
Technical outerwear, T-shirts, backpacks or sleeping pads: Ayacucho® helps young and old to venture out into the world with high-quality outfits and material that lasts for years.
Fitz Roy Jaquard Sherpa Jacket
Peniche Snap Pullover
Shirt Yoho Fleece
Down used in Ayacucho® products comes from ethically treated geese and not collected from live plucking.
Vital Protection is a highly effective, market-leading, anti-insect protection technology that can safeguard the user and fabric from biting insects such as mosquitoes, midges, sand flies, fleas, and bed bugs. This protection technology is used in Ayacucho® summer styles, where possible.
Tencel is an environmentally sustainable textile made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp. The fiber is economical in its use of energy and natural resources and is fully biodegradable. It is soft, breathable, lightweight, and comfortable. We often use this fabric in our Ayacucho®-collection.
Ayacucho® uses UV protection technology. The weave of the fabric offers UVF 50+ so that you can stay safe in the sun all day.
The Repreve textile fabric consists of 100% recycled polyester. Used PET bottles are collected, reduced to flakes, and melted into small chips to make new yarn. More than 14 trillion bottles have been recycled in the meantime. A sustainable fabric which we use more often.
The coatings of our Ayacucho jackets are PFC-free. We use Bionic Finish® Eco, which transforms functional principles from nature into technical solutions, to make these water-repellent in an environmentally friendly manner.
Ayacucho® implements the Better Cotton Standard in some products where possible. BCI is a holistic approach to sustainable cotton production, which covers all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic. BCI farmers use up to 55% fewer pesticides and up to 14% less water than non-BCI farmers, and they are up to 44% more profitable.
Bamboo is an ecologically sustainable textile, with breathable, absorbent, and thermoregulating properties. It’s also odour-free thanks to the natural inhibition of bacteria. It is produced without chemicals, contaminants, or land degradation.
Committed to sustainability and positive social change, each Ayacucho® product sold provides financial funds for Solid, a private organization working to alleviate poverty through socially responsible and sustainable entrepreneurship.
“Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.”
The private foundation Solid has been focusing its activities on disadvantaged regions in Peru, Kenia and India since 2005.
By means of creating opportunities and offering training schemes, Solid encourages farmers, workmen, micro-entrepreneurs and their families to improve their destiny by their own efforts. The organization invests in socially responsible entrepreneurship to stimulate employment, in order to contribute to the sustainable development in these impoverished regions.
Each year, we organize an immersion trip together with retailers that sell the Ayacucho® brand, such as A.S.Adventure and Bever. One trip for employees and customers. In Peru, Kenia and India, we actively assist Solid and can see first-hand what Solid International has achieved to date.
“Seeing with your own eyes makes all the difference.”