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.