As highlighted throughout the website our hammocks are extremely durable and weather resistant.  There are however a number of steps you can take to ensure you keep your hammock in optimum condition.

Firstly always hold the hammock by the hoops/eyes and let it fall out naturally.  This will ensure that you prevent the hammock from tangling.

Avoid wearing clothes with sharp objects or buttons as they can catch on the hammock and tear the yarn or pull the strings tight.  Tearing a string of yarn will not impact on the overall strength of the hammock but you want to keep it in pristine condition.  The hammocks are in no way fragile but they are made from woven textile so common sense should be applied.

Unlike most alternatives on the market our hammocks are weather resistant and can be left outdoors in all weather conditions.  The strong summer sun we get here in Perth, Australia, fades everything eventually.  To keep the colours of the hammocks bright and vibrant for the long term it is best to hang the hammock in an area with shade.  This also helps with avoiding being sun burned.

The hammock can be washed in a bucket of cold water by dunking it a number of times.  You can add detergent and softener to restore the hammock to optimum health.  We will be discussing hammock repair and washing in more detail in future posts.

Following the simple steps above will ensure you get the most out of your hammock and that it lasts for years and years to come.

While travelling through Thailand some years ago I stumbled upon a hammock store called ‘Hammock Lovers’.  Curiosity got the better of me and I decided to stroll inside for a look.  The Thai hut style interior of the shop was full from wall to wall with a vast array of beautifully designed hammocks.  Mr Moon who owns the store presented a thorough overview of everything you never knew about hammocks.

He then asked me to try one out and gave instructions on the correct way to lie in the hammock.  As soon as I tried it I was hooked.  Some years later I formed a friendship with the original designer and creator of the hammocks and was lucky to get an exclusivity deal on bringing these hammocks to Australia.  We now have the full range available at our Perth store ready to be shipped anywhere in Australia.

The two key differences between our hammocks and others on the market are the following;

1. Acrylic Yarn

Most hammocks of this style are made from cotton.  Cotton is fine for indoors but left outside it deteriorates quickly.  A repeated action of getting wet and then drying will quickly rot the cotton hammock.  The cotton material also becomes very tough after exposure to the elements.  When brand new the designs of the cotton hammock look great, unfortunately colourfastness is also a weakness in the cotton hammocks.

Solution – Acrylic yarn.  Everything the cotton hammock is not and more.  I will go into more detail on that in future posts.

2. Hammock Art

The most intricately designed hammocks are available from our Perth based store.  The creator is always looking for new inspiration so if you have any ideas please send them through.  The ‘Vietnam Night’ in VWeave was based on a painting I picked up in Vietnam.  You think it and we will get it created.

Vietnam Night Hammock, VWeave Hammock

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