Warimba Hammocks are based in Miami and their products are handmade by Mayan artisans in Yucatan, Mexico. Part of the proceeds of their sales are destined to help the communities where the hammocks are created.
The word 'warimba' is a combination of the words 'Wayúu' and 'Guarimba'. 'Wayúu' is a native community located on the Guajira peninsula near the Caribbean in northern Colombia, just to the northwest of Venezuela.
'Guarimba' is a Venezuelan slang word than means 'safe place.' In recent times, this term has come to signify protest against the dictatorial government.
Warimba Hammocks is seeking to help native artisans in small communities preserve their textile and artisanal traditions. And we benefit too, since we get to enjoy their high-quality, colorful hammocks.