July 22 is National Hammock Day and for manufacturers like The HammockSource (Greenville, North Carolina), it’s a day to raise awareness for this simple luxury item that can help people relax and improve the quality of their lives. Reid Roney, VP Sales & Marketing of The HammockSource, says that National Hammock Day helps educate consumers about the benefits of hammocks and also lets them know that this is the ideal time to purchase these products. It’s the middle of summer so the weather is warmer and the days are longer, making a hammock the perfect way to catch some zzz’s in the middle of the afternoon.
In fact, earlier this year, a study published in Current Biology (Click here for study) revealed that people sleep more soundly when they are being rocked. Perhaps one would get more out of their afternoon nap if it were in a hammock.
As part of this year’s National Hammock Day, The HammockSource formally recognized its longtime weaver, Lenwood Haddock, who weaves between
12-18 hammock beds a day, averaging roughly 90-120 per week. The HammockSource estimates that he has woven about 125,000 hammocks for the
company since he started nearly 25 years ago. And if that weren’t enough, Haddock is also completely blind. “The first hammock I wove, took me all day,” says Haddock.
Haddock will demonstrate his weaving techniques at The HammockSource booth at the 2011 International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in
Roney says that The HammockSource takes enormous pride in manufacturing products that are of high quality and appeal to consumers. Roney adds that while the economy has been slow, the hammock business has only increased as consumers look for stylish products that help them relax at home.
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