We are using business as a force for good. 

About B Corp

Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of September 2016, there are more than 1,860 Certified B Corporations from over 130 industries and 50 countries. Cielo Hammocks is the 8th Mexican Company to be certified.  

The change we seek:

The south of Mexico is the most impoverished region of the country and Cielo Hammocks is committed to making a long-term social and economic impact. Only 50% of children continue past middle school education. In addition, most of the working age population can only communicate in Mayan and 25% have no formal schooling.

Cielo Hammocks is not just a hammock company; we are an instrument of change in our home region looking at transforming the lives of the weavers and to provide opportunities for their children.

We are a Sustainable, Holistic, Empowerment (SHE) network. The primary focus of our efforts are the indigenous Mayan women in our network who represent 90% of our weavers.  We are looking to empower more women as heads of households but also as entrepreneurs and instrument of change in their communities.

Generating employment in a region that historically has been marginalized creates a ripple effect of economic stimulus for the community.  Our non-profit arm, Fundacion Cielo is looking to expand our local impact. Cielo Foundation, is funded by a percentage of the profits of Hammock Boutique and is designed to end the inter-generational poverty cycle in the Mayan communities of the Yucatan. Every summer, with the help of #volunteers, we work on programs mainly in Heath and Education.

You can be part of our efforts in the Mayan communities of the Yucatan, visit Cielo Foundation website.

About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement to redefine success in business so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world. B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiatives, to learn more visit www.bcorporation.net