AIAYU - Shorts Baguette
Your go-to summer shorts in crisp organic cotton poplin. A relaxed style, the curved hemlines and drawstring waist are reminiscent of the classic gym shorts we all know, but with a modern twist. Comes with attached interior briefs for added comfort. Style with an oversized shirt or a light knit for the perfectly casual summer outfit.
The SHORTS run true to size with a slim fit. However, as with all our cotton styles, they only have the natural stretch of a woven fabric and no synthetic elasticity. So, we recommend opting for a roomier fit as the fabric gets worn down more easily when worn tight.
Aiayu do not believe it is necessary to wash their products before use for safety or toxicity purposes. As a matter of fact, they advocate for reduced washings, as each laundry cycle requires a significant amount of energy and water. Instead, air out your garments to give them a fresh feeling, and only wash when it is absolutely necessary.
Aiayu’s ethos from the beginning has been to actively reduce and avoid chemical additions to their products for the sake of the planet, their customers, and the people who make their clothes. As a matter of principle, they aim to keep their products as close to nature as possible.
Aiayu’s cotton items are organic and GOTS certified, which means that each step of the supply chain – from seed to final garment – is rigorously assessed and inspected for toxicity and chemical safety. A large proportion of Aiayu’s knits are undyed, using only the existing shade of the natural fibres. When they do choose to dye, it is always done with AZO free and EU REACH standard dyes to ensure the safety their customers and production partners.
Bolivia is where AIAYU started in 2004 where the Danish founder Maria Høgh Heilmann fell in love with a remarkable people whose legacy of craftsmanship with llama wool – an exquisite yet little known material to outsiders – inspired her journey to build a sustainable supply chain which would respect the Bolivian people and environment.