The Pampa Team
THE PAMPA TEAM
Victoria Aguirre & Carl Wilson
Carl from Australia and Victoria from Argentina, both photographers and explorers, first met while travelling through South America in 2011. When they discovered their shared passion for empowering communities and helping to preserve handicraft skills, they decided to start Pampa. Nowadays they integrate their own art in the form of Fine Art Prints with the woven artwork of the Pampa artisans. They believe in social integration and sustainable processes, making sure their products have a specially rooted sense of place.
Manuel is Pampa’s man on the ground in Argentina, connecting us with our partner weavers while we’re home in Australia. Manuel – or ‘Manso’ as he is more affectionately known – is our latest addition to the team and is the answer we have been looking for to ensure that a constant supply of new Pampa pieces is always available. He loves nothing more than horse riding and surfing during his spare time. Having lived in Australia himself in the past and being Argentinean-born, he understands Pampa’s mission perfectly. Having a degree and experience in business administration, he brings some very useful tools to the Pampa team.
Favourite Pampa products: Puna rugs
Ashleigh is our multi-tasking marketing & design guru. With more than six years' experience in graphic design and a very strong eye for detail and style, she helps bring our creative ideas to life with plenty of her own input thrown into the mix. Ashleigh fine tuned her trade in her hometown of Melbourne before recently making the move up to Byron Bay. A lover of design, painting, adventure and yoga, her work is influenced by the people and paths she has crossed along the way. She mixes up her week's work between Pampa and her candle brand, Posie.
Favourite Pampa products: Monte rugs
Dani is our Showroom Coordinator. Her excellent organisational skills and eye for detail make her a perfect all-rounder. Dani has a passion for travelling in South America, especially through small towns where there is a strong sense of heritage and culture to absorb. She shares her love of textiles and belief in the story behind Pampa with every client that walks into our concept store or shops online.
Favourite Pampa products: Pampa objects
A writer and communications professional by trade, Emily fell in love with traditional textiles the first time she visited Southeast Asia. She currently lives in Cambodia and combines her two passions for storytelling and cultural heritage through her work in international development.
Favourite Pampa products: Monte cushions with their plush pompoms
Chief of security
Poncho loves the beach and going to the park, he's at work everyday with us as he loves being surrounded by his family. He welcomes everyone with a happy face and a hello bark every now and again. Security surveillance is his main role at Pampa, but he often sleeps on the job and takes long siestas underneath the office desk. We love you Ponchi!