Our Story

It all started in 2013 when Paolo was travelling in Central America and got in love with these lands and the people's smiles. Together with Erika they started to work on few unique handmade products in cooperation with two old independent artisans. The vision was to promote the Nicaraguan artisanship on the highest level of quality.

In 2014 Elle Decor featured the Hang A Hammock Collective products and helped to increase the brand visibility of "Hang A Hammock Collective" in 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 law with the name of HAHC Nicaragua SA. 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 traditional Nicaraguan hammock with Bureau Veritas (certificate #5115-063-0008).

In 2016 we moved to a bigger work site, much better. 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 a independent seamstress and her husband. We share as much as possible knowledges to learn everyday new skills and improve our teamwork from the production to the costumer care.

We implement workplace ethics and try to get better workplace conditions as much as possible to work in a comfortable and safety site. Every morning a family business smoothie shop prepare for us a fresh fruit smoothie with the fruits just bought to the local market. In the afternoon we prepare a delicious Nicaraguan coffee.

As a team we have weekly meetings to solve daily problems, to improve the design of the products, to offer a better costumer service and to think about new projects.

From 2017 we started to 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 woods we used for our products (Madero Negro).

We are proud to say that we produce and sell fair trade and environmentally friendly hammocks, hanging chairs, hanging cradles and baby swing chairs in macrame.