Social Business and more

Supporting Hang A Hammock Collective means supporting the handmade, it means giving back to the Nicaraguan land and its ​artisans. It means believing that a different way to produce is possible through the observation and experimentation of ways of collaboration emphasizing on soft skills. Made in Nicaragua. Made with love. 

 

We are implementing a Social enterprise business model.
Unlike conventional businesses the primary goal of Hang A Hammock Collective is not to maximize profits. Our main objective is to valorize the craft sector through the improving of the work conditions and benefits of the artisans involved both directly and indirectly in our production.
 
We are not charity or NGO. Our organization doesn't depend on financing programes or donations. We are a Social Enterprise that operates using a profitable commercial model which means that the sustainability is politically independent.

 

Legality
 
We are registered under Nicaraguan Business Law as HAHC NICARAGUA SA and we implement everyday workplace ethics and social responsibility: each member is regularly employed with healthcare, paid vacations, holidays, contributions to a retirement plan and some extra benefit. The company regularly pay bills and the taxes on the incoming. We are always sen​ding official commercial invoices​ registered under the Nicaraguan Fiscal Law​. Our official commercial invoice certified that the product you bought was made by Hang A Hammock Collective.
 
Fair Trade Principles
 
Production, administration and marketing follow Fair Trade Principles. Everything we offer on our website has been handmade in our workshop and carefully packed to be directly shipped at your home. To buy semi-finished goods from selected suppliers we use fair trade principles to guide the business/human relations.

 

WFTO prescribes 10 Principles that a Fair Trade Business must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld.

 

  1. Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
  2. Transparency and Accountability
  3. Fair Trading Practices
  4. Payment of a Fair Price
  5. Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
  6. Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Freedom of Association
  7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
  8. Providing Capacity Building
  9. Promoting Fair Trade
  10. Respect for the Environment

If you are interested to know more how we implement these principles in our every day routine, please write us to know more, contact us here, we'll be happy to share with you some facts.

 
People & Planet
 
We take measures to minimize any environmental impact.
From 2017 we started to co-manage a tree farm in the Carazo region. Therefore all the wood we use to make our products come from an environmental responsible source. The main purpose of the project is to conserve the biodiversity of the local environment by planting the same native woods we use for our products (Gliricidia sepium).
Gliricidia sepium (locally called "Madero Negro") is a native Nicaraguan tree, not a species in danger of extinction and it is a fast-growing species. Definitely an alternative source to reduce the trade of illegal woods coming from national natural reserves.

 

As part of our brand philosophy, the products come in a recycled cardboard handmade box, as we believe this is something essential for those who want to contribute positively to the environment.
All the materials (products and boxes) are recyclable, please check the recycling rules in your community and if recycling facilities exist in your area.
 
Customer Service
 
We try to offer the best and personalised customer experience for each costumer.
We usually answer to each email in 1-3 days, please consider that during the weekends we don’t work to rest and to spend time with our beloved, this allows us to offer better quality answers all times.

 

Contact Us

 

If you have questions or concerns about who we are and what we do we’d love to hear from you. Write us.