Hemp Hammocks

If ever there was a match made in the empyrean, it's hammocks and hemp. Hemp twine is the toughest out there, and it is mildew resistant and UV tolerant. When hemp is exposed to warmth and the sun, it softens (in a good way). CommunityMade.Com makes a pretty impressive hemp hammock. They say their rope is water retted which leaves the hemp fibers stronger than chemical processing. Efficiently, the makers (a co-op in southern Virginia) use low impact dyes and peroxide to lighten. They sell it for $143.00. :: Hemp Hammock [by Justin Thomas]

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