Monthly Archives: January 2008

New Parachute Hammocks at www.myhammock.co.uk


These excellent hammocks made from parachute silk are now available on www.myhammock.co.uk. They are very light weight, starting at just 200grams for the kids size, and the heaviest hammock is just 600grams and big enough for 2 adults. They come with a built in pocket. The fabric is fully breathable and very strong. The range of colours is excellent. The double hammock is just £29.95 with free delivery in the UK & Sweden.

Good Restaurant in Chur , Switzerland

We happened to be in Switzerland recently to try out the airboards, ski helmets and ski goggles available on www.snowhead.co.uk. I have to recommend this excellent Thai restaurant in Chur. They serve Som Tam (papaya salad), which is quite hard to find outside Thailand. We went there twice and all 5 of us really liked the food.

Hammocks make a great wedding gift


A hammock makes an excellent gift for newly weds.

The hammock shown on the left here is called the ‘Romantica’. It is made by La Siesta, and you can buy one for £55 from www.myhammock.co.uk (delivery is free).

If the happy couple might prefer their hammock with spreader bars, then how about the Palacio hammock from Amazonas. It is as big as a double bed and is availble from www.hammockheaven.co.uk.

Pure cashmere dyed with vegetable dyes


Here are some pure cashmere hats and scarves dyes with vegetable dyes.

The range of colours available in cashmere dyed with vegetable dyes is limited at the moment, but with practice and some experimientation it should grow.

The exciting thing about these colours are how well they complement each other. They all have a wonderful depth which somehow seems superior to the sythetic dyes.

All items on mypashmina.co.uk will soon be available in a range of 10 natural colours.

The main benefit of using vegetable dyes (and the driving force behind the idea), is environmental. An incidental benefit is that the cashmere feels even softer than usual, which is quite incredible.

There are a couple of minor disadvantages. Namely, the items should be dry cleaned only. Wet washing may lead to some loss of colour.

Wholesale enquiries are more than welcome.

MyHammock.co.uk – Hammocks from La Siesta


Myhammock.co.uk is the best place to buy LA SIESTA hammocks in the UK.

There are 14 styles of hammocks, each coming in various sizes and colours. Most of the hammocks are from Brazil, but a few come from Nicaragua or Mexico.

La Siesta have innovated by making their hanging hammock chairs extra big and calling them loungers. You can get you legs inside which is amazingly comfortable.

Nepal Strike and Corruption


Well, Kathmandu is completely shut down again. There is a general strike and people are out protesting about the rise in the price of petrol.

It was 67 rupees and is now 80 rupees .. (about 60p up to 75p) , a big deal when a typical monthly flat rental is about 800 rupees.

This must be very frustrating for the people of a country which has enough Hydro-Power to provide electricity to India , and become as rich as some of the middle east states on the back of this.

On another level , it means that our incoming shipment of cashmere for mypashmina.co.uk is delayed by 3 or 4 days, a few customers will get probably get grumpy about this and of course in a small part it harms our business and the lively hood of the workers in the factory in Kathmandu.

the root cause .. corruption and greed .

Pure cashmere dyed with vegetable dyes

This is me , doing a bad impression of Marge Simpson..

The hat is a silly shape .. but i have to say it was not our design..

The important thing is that the wonderful colour comes from natural dyes, not synthetic swiss dyes. This gives it more depth. The other great thing about natural dyes is that they naturally complement each other. So wearing cashmere in a few different colours at the same time is easy.

This hat is pure cashmere, amazingly soft, and not available yet.

the vegetable dyed range of cashmere is available to wholesale customers and will be avilable to the public very soon at www.mypashmina.co.uk