SKOKIE, Ill., July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Trunk, a leading supplier of packable travel hammocks and goods for the road, kicks off a month-long celebration in honor of National Hammock Day, July 22, 2016. Rather than celebrating this holiday for a single day, Grand Trunk is proud to announce it will slow things down a bit, keeping with the spirit of hammocking, and launch a month-long promotion as well as a company-wide activations with its associates. Grand Trunk will be giving away a variety of its legendary hammocks through the Hammock Day website, www.HammockDay.com, that is dedicated to promoting the hammocking lifestyle. During this promotion, customers will also receive discounts on hammock bundles. Every hammock sale in the month of July will support the National Forest Foundation. Grand Trunk will be donating $2 from each hammock sale for Plant a Tree Foundation honoring trees as Grand Trunk's favorite way to suspend their hammocks. The NFF will plant a tree for every $1, helping restore National Forests damaged by wildfire, insects, disease and other impacts.
Grant Trunk is hosting its annual employee Hammock Day Happy Hour in Chicago, IL, including a relaxation day to honor the importance of laying back and unplugging. Grant Trunk is also challenging each of their Jolly Llamas, a group of over 50 brand ambassadors, to get outdoors, relax, hang out and slow things down. The Jolly Llamas are located all over the world and are made up of photographers, conservationists, outdoor adventurers, bloggers and hammock lovers.
"Relaxation is an activity many people trade for work, chores or other obligations in life," says Belinda Neff, Brand and Marketing Director for Grand Trunk. "These days it's tough to completely unplug from work and all the gadgets. Our world is going through tough times, Grand Trunk products help us give ourselves permission to bring more rest and relaxation into our lives which is why we feel so strongly about celebrating National Hammock Day for an entire month."
Hammocking is one of America's favorite pastimes. From adventure travelers and college students to campers and backpackers, hammocks have been around for centuries and continue to endure as a simple yet effective means to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Hammocks are the preferred sleep mode for many outdoor recreationists, whether in the backyard or deep in the backcountry. Hammocks provide more flexibility by taking up less space than the footprint of a tent and are far more comfortable than sleeping on the ground. They also have the unique ability to be hung from nearly any two vertical objects eliminating the need to find a flat, level spot to pitch your tent. The perfect combination of comfort, lightweight durability and easy set-up, you can take them with you everywhere you go. Suspending hammocks between trees is the preferred method of relaxing which is why Grand Trunk is helping to support the Plant a Tree Foundation through this month-long celebration.
About Grand Trunk
Grand Trunk makes goods for the road less traveled, and anyone who values meaningful connections with nature, embracing new cultures, and exploring outdoor adventure. Founded in 2002 by two intrepid entrepreneurs who met while backpacking through Thailand, their shared passion for travel and the outdoor lifestyle inspired Grand Trunk's first line of travel hammocks. Since then the brand has quickly expanded and evolved over the past decade to encompass a wide assortment of adventure travel gear and accessories. To view Grand Trunk's complete range of products, please visit www.GrandTrunk.com.
SOURCE Grand Trunk