Yep you read that right, Love at First Swing Hammock will have you falling in love the minute you take your first seat. Hammocks are a must have, we have two at our house and the weather is finally cooperating that we can bring them out and sit in them. Most warm sunny days here at our place you can see a child or my husband or I sitting in one of the hammocks. We love to sit in them and watch the kids play out side in the pool, on the trampoline, on the swing set or even as they play a game of basketball or tag.
I wish I had a picture of the one that I bought for my husband two years ago for his birthday. It was the greatest thing that I could have every bought him. Finding something for him is like trying to find a needle in a hay stack, virtually impossible. He never has any ideas on what he wants, because if he wants or needs something he just gets it himself. With that being said I would highly recommend getting one of these Love at First Swing Hammocks for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or that coming Birthday!!
The story behind the Love at First Swing Hammock,
When Joe Demin first experienced one of these hammocks in Thailand, it was “love at first swing.” 100% hand-woven from 3.2 miles of soft, vibrant, colorfast and weather-resistant cord, a process that can take a week to complete but that offers a contoured comfort unmatched by traditional cloth hammocks. This queen-sized model is perfect for two people to curl up and enjoy relaxing together.
Demin tracked down the source of these woven wonders–a small village of the endangered Mlabri people in northern Thailand. The Mlabri were nearly wiped out in the mid 20th century, when the teak forests that were their home were cut down for decorative wood. But, after their population dropped as low as 300, they have begun a slow resurgence. They have turned their traditional weaving skills toward making these inviting hammocks as a way of bringing sustainable income into their community. So as you snooze away a warm afternoon in your bright, woven nest, you can know that its makers are resting more easily as well.
Because of its woven nature, the Love at First Swing Hammock should not be used while wearing clothing with exposed buttons or zippers, or jewelry with snaggable edges. But when proper attire is worn, the hammock will last you through many summers to come. Handmade in Thailand.