The vision of Hang A Hammock Collective is to promote the Nicaraguan artisanship on the highest level of quality and international safety standards. Developing a comfy workplace and progressive work practices for our members are of fundamental importance as well as promoting social mobility through higher education and better incomes.
Supporting Hang A Hammock Collective means believing that an alternative model to produce handmade goods it is possible through the observation and the experimentation of progressive practices such as: work/life integration, empathy, collaboration, autonomy and participation at work, emphasizing soft skills, sharing informations for self-awareness as well as profit sharing.
Made in Nicaragua. Made with happiness!
We are implementing a Social enterprise business model, here you can read more
In 2014 Elle Decor featured the Hang A Hammock Collective production and helped to increase the brand visibility of "Hang A Hammock Collective" in the United States. Several big companies such has Pottery Barn and Urban Outfitters wanted to work with us. The need to start a legal company was necessary and fair. It was required to be more efficient too.
In 2015 the company was officially registered under the Nicaraguan Business law. Each one of the members are regularly employed according to the legislation with health care, paid vacations, holidays, tax forms and contributions to a retirement plan. In the same year (March 2015) we certified the safety of the wooden bars hammock with Bureau Veritas (certificate #5115-063-0008).
In 2016 we moved to a bigger work site. Our atelier is based in the city of Masaya in the vibrant neighbourhood of San Juan where are many artisan workshops. We are a team of 10 professional artisans and technicians between 18 and 40 years old. We work also with around 5 independent artisans that provide the wood and metal accessories. The cushions are made by an independent seamstress and her husband. We share as much as possible knowledges to learn everyday new skills and improve our teamwork skills from the production to the costumer care.
We started to implement workplace ethics and try to get better work conditions as much as possible to work in a comfortable and safety site. Every morning an independent family business shop prepare for us a fresh fruit smoothie with the fruits just bought at the local market. In the afternoon we prepare a delicious Nicaraguan coffee.
Now, as a team, we have weekly meetings to solve daily problems, to improve the design of the products, thanks to your feedbacks, to offer a better costumer service and to think about new projects.
From 2017 we started to co-manage a tree farm in Nicaragua, a land in the Carazo region, with a lot of biodiversity. Therefore all the wood we use come from an environmental responsible source. The project is conserving the biodiversity of the local environment by planting the same native hardwoods we used for our products (Gliricidia sepium).
From 2018 we start to implement our new dynamic business plan. The approach started from the personal vision of each member of the Hang A Hammock Collective and then modeling the collective vision of the company to guide the project during the next five years. We will integrate continuous improvement skills training, emphasizing on soft skills. We are proud to say that we produce and sell fair trade and environmentally friendly handmade products.
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