SOCO Hammocks

ABOUT US

SOCO has a different approach to doing business that stems fully from the belief that folks should be able to expect more out of the companies they choose to do business with.

 

 

HOW WE GIVE BACK

Each month SOCO gives back 10% of our total sales to a different non-profit partner. 

 

Our Non-Profit partners are humanitarian based, with missions to educated and empower underprivileged people living in poverty.

SOCO puts people first. Aiding in the fight against poverty, as well as giving our customers peace about their purchase.

 

A FEW OF OUR NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

 

FAIR-TRADE PRINCIPLE MANUFACTURING

As a mission minded company we value people above all else. We believe in fair wages and work practices which is why we want our customers to know the actual people behind their purchase. In contrast to many other companies, SOCO Hammocks fully discloses the manufacturing information so that our customers know what they are paying for.

[Dimy and his team of artisans]

 

Unlike many outdoor products made today, SOCO Hammocks are not made in China by a huge corporation. Instead, a small group of artisans in Indonesia, led by Dimy, hand-make every SOCO Hammock with precision and care. Dimyati Syam is the caring leader behind the manufacturing of SOCO hammocks. For his small group of only 8 employees, Dimy provides education, housing, meals, and gives them a percentage of income earned from his slowly increasing customer base. The salaries paid to his factory workers are based on quantity produced, a much better basis of payment as compared to the often low standard of salaries paid to workers in Indonesia. Health and social benefits are also provided to his staff as well.

You can hang in your SOCO Hammock with a peace of mind, knowing that your purchase has provided a much needed income to a small group of artisans, and that it has empowered the impoverished around the world. 

 

THE TEAM

 

 

  

 CHRIS BUSTER

FOUNDER

 

Raised in Fort Worth, TX, I always had a passion for adventure and the outdoors.  I founded SOCO Hammocks while I was living and working in the Dominican Republic.  My passion to help the poor and my love for the outdoors was the platform on which SOCO Hammocks began.  Our mission to be a Socially Conscious company that gives back to empower the poor is what we are all about.  After leaving the Dominican Republic I moved to Austin, TX where I run SOCO Hammocks and work alongside a nonprofit helping serve underprivileged communities in the Dominican Republic.  Kick back give back!

 

 

 

  

 TIM SCARBOROUGH

CO-FOUNDER

 

I hail from Austin, Texas originally and graduated from Texas A&M University. I currently reside in the Southern California with my family, where I work full-time for a nonprofit that is committed to discipling youth. After years of working in the nonprofit sector, I've noticed a need for companies that seek to positively impact society instead of simply lining their own pockets. This concept of a triple bottom-line (people, planet, then profit) ensures that businesses have their priorities in order. I joined SOCO because I want to use our company's leverage to incite change in this world. There's a movement taking place! It's not enough to simply have a cool product anymore. It's time we all give back.

 

 

 

 

 CHAD WERNER

OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

As a resident of Austin, TX I've always loved working hard and relaxing harder. SOCO hammocks not only captures a perfect blend of the two, but also allows for an environment of creativity and generosity that most companies miss the mark on. I joined SOCO because I saw an opportunity to not only satisfy people's wants, but to also give to people's needs. I am grateful to work for a company that cares and I'm excited to witness lives change for the better through it.