Our Story

We are Franco and Ashley Martinez, who found love in Hawaii.

Franco is from Venezuela, South America and Ashley is from Nebraska, USA and yes we met on Tinder. We immediately knew we wanted to do better for the world and that we could lift each other to a higher vision.

Franco is a surfer, and his dream had always been to surf Pipeline. The more time he spent in the water, the fuller the pockets of his board shorts became. Full of plastic-waste he could not avoid. He felt frustrated. Why is plastic in this sacred ocean sanctuary anyway?
Ashley loves cooking and creating vegan concoctions, good and bad, from all the leftover odds and ends. The guilt of cooking meals healthy for their bodies, yet creating waste to just be thrown away seemed wrong as well.

The irony of doing what’s good for our soul, yet polluting the planet just didn’t align.

‘AINA life was born to bring our focus back to the land that feeds us. By providing convenient plastic-free alternatives, we can help rebuild a healthy world for future generations.

Creating Organic Cotton Reusable Mesh Produce Bags would eliminate the need to buy fruits and veggies in plastic bags or packaging and Muslin Bulk Bags would allow them to shop for grains, beans, coffee, bread, and everything else without waste!
Plastic also leaks toxic chemicals, and these organic breathable bags would eliminate that harm to our bodies and also keep produce crisp and fresh longer avoiding food waste as well. #winning

The roles we play in 'AINA life are very blended and one thing cannot be done without the other. Franco is a visionary with no boundaries, connecting people around the world, and always manifesting the next step. Ashley is the executer and designer, and communicator in all things operations. We hate numbers and love lead with our intuition. 

"We promise to never stop dreaming, to stay curious, to be inclusive, and to lift up those around us. We want to use 'AINA life to give recognition and highlight those that come into our life with the same will power for growth and change."
Thanks Universe --Ashley & Franco
Mahalo for walking with us and leaving #justfootprints