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How aerial silks / hammocks are made

Justynakozulska, 10 january 2021
How aerial silks / hammocks are made

Have you ever wondered during your workout what the fabric used for your aerial equipment is and how it is made?
What is the difference between the fabrics used for aerial hammocks and for aerial silks?


The fabric used for aerial yoga hammocks is very wide and does not stretch lengthwise.
Owing to its width you can do lying positions and exercises in an open hammock and since it does not stretch lengthwise, you can safely exercise reverse positions because the aerial hammock will not go down once you sit, stand or lie in it.

You can see it in this video.

The fabric used for aerial silks stretches slightly lengthwise to absorb the shock at dropping, falling and performing other dynamic techniques. It does not have to be as wide as for an aerial hammock but first and foremost it should not be sleek as it will make climbing difficult.

In this video you will see different silks fabrics comparison.

For some time now “natural” fabric has been used to make aerial hammocks. 
This fabric is certainly not 100% natural as silk would be the only natural material to resist the loads which occur during the exercises and we know that silk would be much more expensive.

What does the “natural fabric aerial hammock” mean then?
It stands for a mixture of polyester and cotton fibres. Polyester provides strength and cotton makes the aerial hammock soft and nice to touch – it is a bit like linen but it is not as rigid as raw linen.
Natural fabric for aerial hammocks is thicker than other fabrics. It can be regarded either as an advantage or disadvantage. Everything depends on the preferences of the exercising person.

Natural hammocks and NATURA fabrics.


Thank you for reading.
We hope this article was useful and interesting for you.
We will soon post new articles and tutorials.
Aerialsilks.eu team

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