How Hammocks Are Made

How Hammocks Are Made

Our TROPILEX hammocks are made in Colombia. You can see the process of making the hammocks in the photos below. You can also see what you think of the working conditions.

And because we know how good our hammocks are we offer a 1 YEAR WARRANTY on all our products
So in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, just get in touch and we will refund or replace it to suit you.

  • Beautiful, well-made hammock, super-fast delivery, and lovely customer service. I like everything about this company from their ethics to their attention to attention to detail
  • Thank you so much – superb service as ever, the hammock arrived this morning and I was able to enjoy the sunny afternoon dozing in the garden in blissful comfort! Regards Lorna 
  • Hi Kees, my hammock arrived on Friday & I just wanted to say that I think it is fabulous – really good quality and the colors are beautiful. Often you take a bit of a punt when you order things online but I am very impressed with your service & the hammock is better than I could have hoped.
  • Thanks – the hammocks have arrived and are great – just what I wanted. Highly efficient service. I shall recommend your firm to others. Regards, J
  • I wanted to say thank you so much for your service!!! I absolutely adore my new hammock, it’s beautifully made and the recycled cotton material is so much softer than I thought it would be! 
  • Thank you for your brilliant customer service, knowledge, and advice. The hammock is fantastic and it makes the garden a really fun place to be, not to mention relaxing. Thank you! Alex V

Even today Colombian TROPILEX hammocks are still largely traditionally handmade. A dozen individual operations are required to make a high-qualityTROPILEX hammock. Most work steps are so demanding that they can only be completed by an adult with many years of training and experience. Despite this fact, we have continuous controls to ensure that no children are involved in the local production. Many people have secure jobs thanks to the production of TROPILEX hammocks in Colombia.

 

  1. We go to a lot of effort in selecting the correct threads. This includes stability, colorfastness but also lab tests to ensure they are free of harmful substances. To ensure environmental responsibility, we use recycled cotton in our Colombian hammocks.
  2. In the first work step, these threads must be wound around the beam of the weaving loom in the correct pattern.
  3. At the same time, the correct color threads are wound around the spindles for the woof threads.
  4. Now comes the hardest part: The weaving master, a highly esteemed professional, set up the weaving loom. Up to 6000 warp threads must be precisely knotted by hand: this takes him a whole day.
  5. Now the weaving can start: A good weaver can produce 5 to 20 hammocks a day on a weaving loom. The high number of threads and the “thrusting power” of the weaving loom determine the density of the hammock and thus its stability.

 

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