Cape Horn is an island situated at the southern-most tip of Chile in South America. The waters surrounding the island have been used for centuries as the main trade route for ships exporting goods throughout the world, including grain, gold and fine merino wools. This fine range of cloth has been woven from fine merino wool imported from the Patagonian region of Argentina. Abundant with fresh water and nutritional vegetation, the valleys of Patagonia are the ideal habitat for merino sheep. Due to the temperate climate the merino wools produced are generally no more than 18.5µ. The fibres are cleaner and stronger, resulting in a superior quality and high performance cloth.The fabrics in this collection are woven from a 2 by 2 twill weave construction, one of the oldest and simplest cloth structures that equally distribute the interlacing of yarn in both directions, thus producing a well-balanced cloth of clearly defined colour and design. In addition, the finished cloth has superior strength qualities that contribute to the wear and drape requirements of the final product.