Wild Patagonia

Wild Patagonia is a collection of hand woven accessories inspired by the Patagonian landscapes, honouring the Welsh pioneers (motivated by observations from Captain Fitz Roy). We use hand spun alpaca fibre from alpacas raised in natural pastures in the Andes Highlands, hand woven by the Aymara people. The colours of the collection are the ones seen in the autumn across the Fitz Roy mountain landscape: natural grey alpaca combined with olive green, orange, brick red and teal.

Monte Fitz Roy (also known as Cerro Chaltén, Cerro Fitz Roy, or simply Mount Fitz Roy) is a mountain in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. It is located in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, near El Chaltén village and Viedma lake. First climbed in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone, it remains among the most technically challenging mountains for mountaineers on Earth. Argentine explorer Francisco Moreno saw the mountain on 2 March 1877. He named it Fitz Roy, in honour of Robert Fitz Roy, who, as captain of the HMS Beagle had travelled up the Santa Cruz River in 1834 and charted large parts of the Patagonian coast.