hammocks, hammock chairs, hammock stands
is the new BRAND of a socially responsible organization committed to the sustainable development of indigenous communities in Mexico through the manufacture and distribution of the highest quality hammocks.

CIELO hammocks are recognized by the Fair Trade Federation. We see our Hammocks as an instrument of change in the communities we serve. The Mayan communities of the Yucatan, where we strive to empower indigenous Mayan women and marginalized communities. We are not only having a tremendous impact on the artisans in our network but we are also offering great products to the public.

"Fair trade is an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system."


Top quality hammocks made by skilled weavers from hill tribes of Northern Thailand. What started with a few rolls of yarn has today become a business selling thousands of hammocks every year, skillfully and artfully woven by over 150 local weavers. Every hammock you buy will bring many hours of relaxation for you, and much needed employment for us!

"Fair trade is a tangible contribution to fight against poverty, climat change and global economic crisis. It must benefit the most vulnerable and deliver sustainable livelihoods by developing opportunities especially for mall and disadvantage producers"

THE COLOMBIAN HAMMOCKS FROM LA SIESTA AND AMERICAN ONES FROM TWIN OAKS ARE ETHICALS

What is ethical trade?

Ethical trade means that retailers, brands and their suppliers take responsibility for improving the working conditions of the people who make the products they sell. Most of these workers are employed by supplier companies around the world, many of them based in poor countries where laws designed to protect workers' rights are inadequate or not enforced.

Companies with a commitment to ethical trade adopt a code of labour practice that they expect all their suppliers to work towards. Such codes address issues like wages, hours of work, health and safety and the right to join free trade unions.

http://www.ethicaltrade.org/

Find more about the ETI Base Code

OUR VALUES

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.
  • Traditional fabric hammocks have been produced for hundred of years in South-America and they are an important part of their culture. The biggest suppliers are Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia.
  • Thailand and Cambodia have been making hammocks for centuries now, but the models have been greatly improve with the help of a Swiss textile engineer. For the last 20 years they have been weaving the most incredible Fair Trade hammocks
  • Spreader bar hammocks became the most popular hammocks in North-America and are often referred to as "American hammocks".
WE VALUE COMPANIES AND COUNTRIES WHERE EMPLOYEES ARE TREATED WITH RESPECT.
  • For La Siesta, hammocks are what they always have been: a South American cultural heritage. For many South Americans, their hammock is the most typical – and decorative – expression of their culture and way of life. By producing and exporting hammocks, we thus introduce a hint of Latin American lifestyle to the USA. In our cooperation with our suppliers we focus on fairness, in order to enable a dignified existence for everybody involved. In doing so, we comply with international social and environmental standards and use sustainably cultivated raw materials such as organic cotton and FSC® certified wood.
  • We love the Mayan people and we want you to discover and enjoy their marvelous 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.
  • Hill-Tribe hammocks are recognized by the World Fair Trade Organization. This is a guarantee that all weavers are treated with most respect and that they can earn a decent living making hammocks.
  • Our spreader bar hammocks come from Mexico (Mayan), Colombia and the USA
    • At TWIN OAKS HAMMOCKS (USA) they have been making hammocks and chairs (hammock swings) at their rural Virginia shops since 1967. All of their hammocks are hand-crafted by members of Twin Oaks Community. They stand behind the quality and durability of their hammocks with one of the industry's best warranties
WE VALUE OUR CUSTOMERS
  • Buying an FAIR TRADE hammock or hammock chair does not mean you have to pay high prices.  As an online business we do not need a fancy store on a busy street with high rents. This business model assure you of the best prices for top quality ETHICAL 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 AN ETHICAL OR RECOGNIZED FAIR TRADE HAMMOCK OR CHAIR HAMMOCK.

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