There are two main differences between traditional Colombian hammocks and traditional Brazilian hammocks. First, the Colombian hammocks have the ‘cadejos’, the plaited cotton chains which are make from the cotton of the hammock bed. These look great, and help distribute the weight perfectly. The second difference is that Colombian hammocks have an open loop rather than a closed loop at the end. I find this makes the hammock easier to hang and carry. Most Hamaca hammocks are Colombian.
You might have noticed that there are many hammocks available online today.
So, other than colours, what's the difference ?
Here are 5 reasons why Hamaca hammocks from Hammock Heaven are MUCH better than other hammocks:
1. Hammocks with Cadejos
Cadejos is the spanish word for chains. This refers to the twisted plaits at each end of the hammock. These look beautiful and they help to distribute the weight perfectly which makes a more comfortable hammock. This is common on Colombian hammocks, but not so common on hammocks made in China.
2. Hammocks Made in Colombia
Hammocks have a long tradition in Colombia. Colombian hammocks have some design differences to Brazilian hammocks. One of these is the open loop at the end. This makes it quicker and easier to hang the hammock in different places and again distribute the weight a bit better.
3. Hammocks From Eco-Friendly Cotton
Our Hamaca hammocks are made from recycled cotton. This is many times kinder to the environment than organic cotton. The cotton for your next hammock comes from Mexico where it is spun in to yarn and dyes before being shipped to Colombia to be woven in to hammocks.
4. Hammocks Made by Experienced Happy Staff
Some of the people working in the hammock factory have been working there for 25 years! Staff turnover is very low due to the good working conditions. You can see videos and interviews at the hammock factory here.
5. Extra Strong Hammocks
When we chose the thickness of the fabric and the strength capacity of the strings, we made everything at the highest practical level. This means the hammock fabric is thicker and stronger and the strings will be durable for many many years.
How to get FREE shipping on your Hammocks.
- Have a UK delivery address.
- That's it. Place your order and shipping will always be FREE in the UK.
- Your Hamaca hammock will arrive on the next working day. Most Vivere items will take a few days, but shipping will still be FREE!
Cadejos on the Raya Family Hammock
- a bed made of canvas or rope mesh suspended from two supports by cords at both ends.