Not everybody on earth was born with the same possibilities, to say the least. I believe that we, the lucky ones, have a responsibility to help the disadvantages ones by making ethical choices when buying any product. We will not solve all problems but you can be proud about the fact that when you buy a certified fair trade hammock you help a family earn a decent living while keeping her culture.

IS THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OF YOUR HAMMOCK IMPORTANT TO YOU ?

To us it makes a big difference. Most of the hammocks and hammock chairs on today's market are made in China. It can be OK for many products but not if you want to help a certain population. Our values dictate the way we want to do business at Boutique Hamaca Inc.:

WE VALUE HAMMOCKS THAT ARE PRODUCED IN THE COUNTRY THEY ORIGINATE FROM.

  • Mayan hammocks are 100% handmade by Mayan artisans from the Mexican state of Yucatan. our CIELO brand hammocks are even recognized by the FAIR TRADE FEDERATION.
  • Cotton cloth hammocks have been produced for hundred of years in South-America and they are an important part of their culture. The 2 biggest suppliers are Brazil and Colombia. But now most hammocks are produced in China under the name Brazilian "style".

WE VALUE COMPANIES WHERE EMPLOYEES ARE TREATED WITH RESPECT.

  • Hill-tribe hammocks are made by people from the northern part of Thailand. In Thailand alone, more than a million members of hill tribes exist on the margins of society - denied citizenship, shut out of the formal job market and vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking. I believe that ethical job creation is an empowering long-term solution to extreme poverty.
  • We have personally visited hammock manufacturers to select the one who would produce our line of Colombian hammocks. The employees work in a well ventilated area, with music, and the spirit was great. We have then sent a "spy" to talk privately with them to find out that they earn about 20% more then in a big manufacturing company and that their extra hours of work are paid.
  • I love the Mayan people and I want the world to discover and enjoy their marvellous hammocks. Our weavers are all over Yucatan in small villages and they are treated ethically. They do not have to pay for raw material, they work from their home at their own pace while caring for their children and they get paid once the hammock is finished.
WE VALUE OUR CUSTOMERS
  • Buying an ETHICAL or FAIR TRADE hammock or hammock chair does not mean you have to pay high prices. We import most of our hammocks and hammock chairs directly from the manufacturers avoiding the middle man. We operate from a warehouse and not a fancy store on a busy street with high rents. This business model assure you of the best prices for top quality FAIR TRADE hammocks and chairs. We do our best every day to ensure that our prices are the best you can find. We constantly check our competitors prices to make sure you are getting the best deal.  When you are comparing our prices with other online retailers, please make sure you are checking the total price and order processing time. We would be very surprised if you do so but let us know if you find a total price lower than ours and we'll attempt to match it. Our goal is to bring you the best deal, which means offering you great products, super customer service and great prices. Of course our hammocks are sometimes more expensive then the Chinese ones but doesn't it feel good to know that you are relaxing on an Ethical hammocks?
  • We try to give you all the information you need to make a wise choice, either on our Web site or the manufacturer's ones. If you need more details you can contact us by e-mail and we will get back to you within 24 hours. We work hard everyday to constantly improve our customers service.
OUR GOAL IS TO OFFER A GREAT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE SO YOU WILL BE PROUD OF OWNING A FAIR TRADE OR ETHICAL HAMMOCK OR CHAIR HAMMOCK. RELAX AND DO GOOD !

Unfortunately nothing is perfect. There are products that we can only find in Asia. HAMMOCK STANDS, like most steel products, are manufactured in China, India or Vietnam. As for the CARIBBEAN HAMMOCKS and HAMMOCK CHAIRS we have included them in our line because they are the most comfortable and weather resistant spreader bar rope hammocks.

Finally, parachute nylon hammocks are all made in Asia. We have been looking for many years to find a supplier that would produce the same quality we had from our Bali manufacturer, without the ever increasing prices. Now  you can buy from us top quality TREK HAMACA and DD HAMMOCKS parachute silk nylon hammocks at unbeatable prices.