"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey" - John Ruskin
You may be surprised to learn that even today our Brazilian hammocks are for the most part handmade using traditional techniques (no mass automated production) with skills learned from years of training and experience by skilled craftsmen and craftswomen. The hammock information below is an indication of the craftsmanship that goes into our hammocks and hanging hammock chairs.
Hammock Information - How we make our Brazilian Hammocks
Only the best yarns are selected for making the fabric to make a Hammock Barn hammock. Considerations are stability and colour fastness but also laboratory testing to ensure the threads are free of harmful substances. Our coloured yarns are made from recycled materials.
Step one of the process is that the threads must be wound around the beam of the weaving loom in one of our many patterns. At the same time the correct colour threads are wound around the spindles for the wool threads.
Now comes the hardest part: The master weaver, a highly respected professional, sets up the weaving loom. Up to 6,000 warp threads must be precisely knotted by hand and will take a whole day.
Now the weaving can start: A weaver can produce fabric for 5 to 20 hammocks a day on a weaving loom. The high number of threads and expertise of our weavers make for a high density hammock and contribute to the stability. Because we use more material than average this means our threads are extra thick making our hammocks particularly tear proof.
After 1 to 2 weeks a whole role of hammock material has been woven and can be cut into the correct lengths. Continuous hammock clew (a word from sailing) ropes are now added and secured with extra strong quintuple stitching. A highly critical process for security and robustness!
Almost complete! Ropes of the correct length are carefully tied by hand to the almost completed hammocks and the suspension loops are reinforced.
For our larger family hammocks an extra step is required to weave an additional strip between the ropes as decoration but also to increase stability of the hammock.
Finally hammocks are inspected to make sure they leave the factory in perfect condition to be enjoyed by our customers
Meet some of the hard working team who contribute to the making of our hammocks. We hope showing the manufacturing process will add to your appreciation and enjoyment of your Hammock Barn hammock.
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