All of our Hammocks are made from either cotton or nylong and both materials have their advantages. Decide how and where your hammock will be used to determine what is best for you.
- Nylon - Best for outdoor use
- Nylon - Dries quickly when wet
- Cotton - has an "all natural feel
- Cotton - Best used indoors or covered area
- Rob Calder
Sweet Springs Hammocks
In 1994, Sweet Springs Hammocks began purchasing hammocks from local weavers in the Mexican Yucatan Penninsula. Many of these weavers, with whom we have become personally acquainted, are now able to spend more time at home working and less time traveling to market their products in the cities. By supporting Sweat Springs Hammocks, you are also supporting artisans and their families and helping them carrying on the art of hammock weaving, a living connection to their Mayan ancectors.
During the 16th Century, Spanish explorers found the Carib Inians sleeping in hammocks. The Spanish began using the "floating bed" on their ships and when they return to Europe, the became a sensation. Originally woven from Sisal, modern hammocs are made from cotton, nylon, and other fibers. Despite the innovation in new materials, the weaving process remains the same.