These double-sized hammocks are great for those who toss and turn in their sleep, or just to romp around in. Invite others to share in the fun, your friends, pets, children and loved-ones, and make it a family affair. You can hang them in your backyard, or take them to your favorite campsite. As you are snoozing, you can rest assured that your purchase has the additional benefit of helping artisans care for themsleves and their families.
These hammocks are made from 50% cotton and 50% acrylic and comfortably support 418 lbs.
The cloth measures 63" wide and 94" long, and the hammock can be stretched up to 11.75 feet.
Currently there are three colors available:
Amsterdam - Green Tones
London - Blue Tones
Madrid - Pink and Orange Tones
Woven and Hand-finished in Ecuador and Fair Trade imported.
Naya Nayon Artisan Story
Naya Nayon, an Ecuador-based NGO, counters poverty and deforestation by creating new jobs that depend on conservation and responsible forest management. To accomplish this goal, the company works with 23 local artisans to create figurines, jewelry and ornaments from tagua nuts. These nuts grow year-round in Ecuador and can be harvested without detriment to the rainforest. Naya Nayon gives its artisans all the training, tools and materials they need to work from home, and then manages work distribution from the organizations main office to make sure orders are fairly distributed.
Naya Nayon's artisans work in home-based workshops throughout the country. Within each workshop, which is usually attached to an artisan's home, one artisan serves as the leader/manager and hires family members and friends to help produce products. New artisans begin by sanding and polishing figurines made by the more experienced artisans, and then gradually progress into the more complicated aspects of the craft, such as detailing, burning/coloring, and finally shaping the crude form of the nut. As demand and production increases, more artisans are invited to join the workshop. When the workshop grows to about 8 people, an experienced worker leaves to form a new workshop and train new artisans, and the cycle of learning continues.
Despite their humble backgrounds, many of Naya Nayon's artisans are highly educated with university degrees in engineering, law, business, and medicine. Unfortunately, Ecuador's shaky economy means jobs are scarce, even for highly-qualified professionals. Thankfully, Tagua nut carving has emerged as a sustainable alternative and is often the primary source of income for an artisan's family.
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