We are from Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Sawasdee Kha(p) Hammock Friend
Hammock Art is offering the chance of a stable income to people from remote villages around the small Thai city of Chiang Kong. The weavers have the chance to work at their own pace and keep control over their daily life.
May we present a few of the team members to you?
Hi. I am Nee.
In a normal company, I would be called CEO.
Here at Hammock Art, my role is luckily not limited to run a small cooperative business.
I can truly live my passion of creating new designs and new weaving techniques every season.
Hi. We are the next generation.
We are Nee's daughters -May & Biew. We are finishing up our universities at the moment, but already taking some responsibility for the Hammock Art project.
We ensure the quality of the handmade hammocks and manage the production as well as the logistics.
Hi. We are the team.
Our Hill Tribe culture has a long tradition in crafting and weaving. The Hammock Art project allows us to create a steady income, while working from home and in our own pace.
And we know that weaving amazing hammocks is for the good of the people across the world
That's why we put our hearts into every single one of these very special hammocks.
Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade Initiative
Positive products made by and for positive people. This is Thai Tribal Crafts, a fairtrade initiative from Chiang Rai. Thanks to the education offered by Hammock Art, also the weaving of hammocks is part of this initiative, especially at peak times.
Hammock Artist - Son
I love creating hammocks. I am a farmer's daughter and the process of weaving hammocks brings some change into my daily life. What I like in this work? I can weave at home and organize my working hours myself. The extra income is invested in a higher education of my two kids.
Hammock Artist - Khong Kham
Thailand is known as the land of the smile and I do have quite some reason to smile! With 8 years of experience, I am weaving the V-hammock faster than the new members in the team. As we are paid per hammock I can create a very good income. The work is fun and I love to be independent.
Hammock Artist - Nui
I am originally from the ethnic minority Kahmu. Our village is very remote so there are not many options for jobs and we rarely find work. Me and my 5 colleagues are very happy to have an employment in which we can work at home. A regular income makes a big difference for our community life here in the village.