OUR ARTISAN STORY
At Limbo Imports Hammocks we dream of sharing the beauty of sustainably handmade hammocks with everyone around the world. We are a female founded social enterprise located in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia. Our company was created by our founder Ana with the idea of celebrating her Salvadorian heritage. She had a vision of sharing artisan made hammocks with the global market.
LIMBO IMPORTS' MISSION
Our mission is to design and create modern hammocks while maintaining the traditional artisanal process. We collaborate closely with our artisan partners in El Salvador and together we combine modern & traditional techniques to create beautiful quality hammocks.
At Limbo Imports Hammocks we aim to create awareness of the importance of keeping the Mayan hammock ancestry alive. All of our products are carefully crafted and thoughtfully handmade, while being environmentally friendly. We make an effort to source 100% cotton and sustainable quality materials.
OUR HAMMOCK ARTISAN PARTNERS
El Salvador is brimming with diversity, beauty, and history. It is home to superior talented artisans who are known for their abilities to make beautiful works of art. However, it is also a place with violence, poverty and limited growth opportunity for economic development. Many families live in extreme poverty and have a scarce resources.
EL SALVADOR: Small rural communities are full of life and traditions that are worth celebrating.
With this in mind, Limbo Imports' goal is to source products from artisans in the region. The opportunity to craft these handmade products creates a sustainable employment option for men and women. This allows them to have a better way of life and stable income to support their families.
We adhere to fair trade principals and focus on transparent and accountable relationships. We make sure artisans are paid fairly and work in a safe environment. Many of the artisans are able to work from their homes and spend more time with their families.
CECILIA: Macrame hammock weaver. She is a full time mother and is also able to work from home in her spare time and help support her household. She has an amazing vibrant and joyful personality. She is passionate about the hammock making craftmanship.
WALTER: Master Weaver. He has been weaving and handmaking hammocks since he was a teenager. Both of his parents taught him the craft. He is very skilled and has the ability to create masterpieces. Walter is able to provide for his family and also leads a large team of artisans.
REINA: Crochet artist. Reina's passion for crafting began at an early age. Her father taught her how to make hammocks when she was just 8, and ever since then crocheting beautiful designs has been her passion. In fact, Reina loves it so much that she now teaches other people this skill.