Hammocks Australia is proud to partner with hammock suppliers that have sound environmental principles and social governance when it comes to making the hammocks we offer.
What does this exactly mean?
Our supplier of Colombian hammocks - La Siesta adhere to the following;
Colombian Organic Cotton Hammocks are GOTS – Certified Organic Cotton
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading seal for the sustainable production of textiles. It is based on national and international standards and includes strict ecological and social responsibility guidelines. GOTS ensures that child labor is prohibited at every level of the supply chain.
GOTS covers the processing, manufacturing, labeling, packaging, trading, and distribution of textiles made from at least 70% organically grown natural fibers. GOTS-certified products with the label "kbA / kbT - organic" must contain at least 95% organic fiber material, excluding ingredients and accessories.
Any chemical additives have to meet strict environmental and toxicological requirements (for common examples include dyes and adjuvants). The disposal of wastewater and any manufacturing waste is regulated.
Colombian Hammocks with Spreader Bars are Made with FSC® Certified Sustainable Wood
La Siesta hammocks only use wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This means that the trees used to make La Siesta products were harvested in a sustainable way.
The FSC is the world's leading organisation for evaluating and certifying sustainable forestry and wood processing.
Hammocks Australia is committed to using wood that is harvested in a way that protects the environment and the people who rely on forests. The FSC is a trusted organisation that ensures that wood products meet high standards of sustainability.
Mexican hammocks are B Corporation Certified
Mexican hammocks are hand crafted from Cielo Hamacas which is the only Mexican hammock company to be a B Corp and only the 8th Mexican company to achieve this certification.
B Corp Certification is a third-party certification that recognises businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. To be certified, a company must:
In simple terms, B Corp Certification is a way for businesses to show that they are committed to doing good for the world. To be certified, a company must meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Fair Trade Federation
Cielo hammocks (provider of all our Mexican Hammock range) is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. To be a member the business is verified as total commitment to implementing the sound principles of fair trade in every aspect of the organisation.