OUR PROCESS

Pure wool and nature base raw materials

Behind every Pampa product is a long and complex process that is steeped in tradition and untouched by modern technology. The techniques used to make our textiles are part of the fabric of Argentinian heritage.

Our artisans work with 100% raw sheep’s and llama’s wool – a naturally sustainable material. The process therefore begins with the people who care for and protect the community’s livestock. The fleece is first selected and washed, then the fibres are hand-spun with a spindle or distaff and then re-spun with two complete spindles, twisting the yarn and turning it into a two-threaded string. The dyeing process follows. Our artisans typically use natural pigments obtained from plants, flowers, vegetables and smoke, but sometimes they add anilines (mineral dyes) to create more intense colours. The tones obtained from natural dyes are never completely uniform.

Our artisans weave with the hand-dyed yarns in their own crafted wooden looms in their backyards, a single rug can take over several weeks to be finished. They tend to share resources and ideas between their neighbouring weavers. Each weaving community has its own weaving techniques, giving every Pampa collection its very own regional character. We take care to reduce unnecessary transportation, helping minimise Pampa’s environmental impact.

Caring of Sheep
Caring of Sheep
Shearing of Sheep
Shearing of Sheep
Washing the Wool
Washing the Wool
Hand Spinning Yarn
Hand Spinning Yarn
Dyeing
Dyeing
Loom
Loom