“Do good. Relax.” This brilliant motto captures the dual mission of Yellow Leaf Hammocks, which creates sustainable and independent employment for neglected and oppressed rural tribes of Thailand. These “People of the Yellow Leaves,” the Mlabri, create beautiful handcrafted hammocks which are sold on the international market for the benefit of these hardworking, family-oriented communities in Thailand. And hammocks – who doesn’t love a hammock for relaxation?
For the Mlabri, making hammocks has become a pathway out of poverty, indentured servitude and slash-and-burn subsistence agriculture. Accompanying this employment is income stability and educational opportunities.
Says Elizabeth: “We are delighted that Yellow Leaf Hammocks is a B Corporation, which granted them the award ‘Best for the World 2017.’ Yellow Leaf Hammocks is a perfect fit for our foundation — it’s creating real social and environmental progress while having fun!”