In the spirit of summertime living and making our outdoor spaces as beautiful and comfortable as indoors, I began hunting for eco-friendly swing hammocks. I also had a selfish reason for this, because I wanted to get my hubby a hammock for Father’s Day. Being the woman I am, if I was going to buy one new, it had to be green.
I considered organic cotton, I thought about leaving it outdoors for an extended time and the moisture, elements and rain it would be susceptible to. Wet fabric leads to mold, so I had to scratch that off the list. Next up: hemp. I like hemp as much as the next guy, but it just wasn’t what I was looking for.
Little did I know I’d find this little eco-friendly gem from Gaiam. The “Ultimate Hammock” as it is so appropriately called is made of recycled soda bottles. This is great for me for 2 reasons. The obvious reason: it’s green. But secondly, it is waterproof and should stand up to the elements well. This last one is key since if I know my husband, he’ll get a WHOLE lot of use out of it. The spreader bars at the ends are made of white-oak and finished with natural linseed oil.
Since it’s a customer favorite at Gaiam, I’ll take that as a sign that others have bought it, loved it and recommended it. This just may be one of my summer favorites too — there’s more than enough room for me to cuddle up next to the hubby.
Why It’s Green:
- Fibers made of recycled soda bottles
- Ends finished with natural linseed oil
Price: $189 (aff)