Yellow Leaf Hammocks are hand-made hammocks from Thailand. These hammocks are incredibly light, and easy to travel with. They are made out of a material that is weather-safe and fade-proof. They also come in an assortment of colors, and three different styles.
Yellow Leaf Hammock directly empowers the artisan weavers and their families. They are trying to break the cycle of extreme poverty through sustainable job creation. They help women achieve “prosperity wages.” This means that the women are empowered to earn a stable, healthy income through dignified work. This is important becaue they are able to tackle their own problems without being subject to anyone else’s agenda. Yellow Leaf Hammocks are bringing these families into the middle class, and helping the mothers become the breadwinners which builds self-esteem and enables them to pool resources to improve infrastructure.
The company stays away from slash and burn agriculture and allows the spouses to explore sustainable farming and new agricultural opportunities. Yellow Leaf Hammocks believes that by creating one weaving job, we can impact: environmental stewardship, economic health, social equity, and cultural vitality. Their motto is: Do Good. Relax. “We are also 100% positive the world would be a better place if everyone spent 15 minutes a day in a hammock.”
Written by Elise Mazur, 7/13/2013