August 01, 2022 4 min read
We are super happy to announce that, at long last, we can now offer you a recycled plastic hula hoop! You’d think it wouldn’t be that difficult to make but actually, it is. After 17 years of making hula hoops, tada!
We made IT happen.
Now, we are officially Australia’s one and only manufacturer of recycled plastic hula hoops.
But there’s more…
We’ve also been developing the ultimate coil-down hoop for ease of transport and shipping. Say goodbye to lost or damaged hoops in the post and on your travels!
Our new Eco Hoop comes with a 5 year warranty PLUS three BONUS video lessons!
Our NEW Eco Hoop coils down and springs back into its perfect circle shape with ease and delight, joined with a single connector - our very own custom made, unbreakable, metal joiner.
As someone who has used (and made) every type of hoop under the sun, I can assure you - joiners are no small issue in making the perfect hoop to spin, keep alive and in good shape, and to ship.
In making hoops, the question is always - do you break a single circle down in segments to make hoops travel and ship with ease or do you coil it down and risk distorting the shape?
In my 28 years of hooping and 17 years of hoop making, segmented hoops have never done it for me. Too many connectors, too much instability, too much rattle, too expensive, just too much!
What about the coil down? Up until now, it’s been VERY difficult to coil a hoop down and keep its circular shape.
How did we resolve the issue?
A special new blend of plastic, made exclusively for Hoop Empire with post-consumer recycled plastic AND - The New Joiner.
This custom-made joiner, engineered by our product development team, makes my heart sing! Easy to connect and disconnect. No more bruised thumbs or jammed joiners (or fingers) from push button connectors. Our new joiner has been designed and manufactured to serve the hoop as the hoop demands. It’s strong, smooth to operate, looks sleek and is the finishing piece to make a hoop that will last a lifetime.
Our new Eco Hoop is a dream come true and allows us to now deliver all of our hoops globally in boxes, which makes shipping hoops easier, faster, safer (for your hoop), and more reliable. Say goodbye to lost or damaged hoops in the post and on your travels!
IT’S MAKEOVER TIME
Like, and alongside, our mission to develop an eco-friendly hoop, plastic tapes have always been a dilemma.
On one hand - who does not love a sparkle hoop?
On the other - do we really need more plastic on the planet?
Further - can an eco hoop sparkle?
Again, a two decade journey to find the answer and the way! Alas, hoop extrusion has its limits.
We’ve taken the middle path on this one. While we are on board buckling down and doing the work to make a better whirld, we also know that a little sparkle goes a long way.
So - we’ve given our entire hoop collection a makeover in support of minimal waste while keeping a touch of sparkle.
Our new Eco Hoop is now available in 3 styles in both our Dance Hoop and Fitness Hoop:
All Eco Hoops come with a 5 year warranty, which covers any accidental hoop breakages and, for Sports and Glam styles, annual tape touchup to keep your hoop in top condition.*
You also get 3 BONUS video lessons from the Hoop Body Workout and Hoop Magic online courses.
Which to choose?
Eco Naked is the perfect choice for you if you simply want to hoop!
Ideal for both adults and kids, our Eco hoop is a medium weighted hula hoop* that makes hooping on the waist and hula hoop tricks in the hands both easy and fun.
A heavier hoop is best for beginners. After hooping for 28 year, this is also my preferred Goldilocks weight - not too heavy, not too light but just right!
*Weighs approximately 380grams
Eco Sports is designed with a pop of colour that adds grip to your hooping experience.
Our sports model not only looks sleek, but is purposefully designed with a strip of grip tape for hoopers who want to train advanced on-body tricks, such as hooping on the chest or legs.
This model comes with an annual FREE re-taping service to keep your hoop in top condition.* Send your hoop back once a year for five years for a hoop salon touch-up!
Eco Glam is your ultimate designer hoop beautifully handcrafted with sparkle and grip.
The perfect party hoop to bling up your life or to give as a gift to a loved one. Inspired by the rainbow, we love to invite colour into our hoop play to amp up the joy that is hula hooping.
We decorate our hoops with high quality sparkle tape sealed with grip tape. This protects the sparkle tape from chipping off and keeps your hoop in excellent condition.
This model comes with an annual FREE re-taping service to keep your hoop in top condition.*
* Annual reconditioning is offered over a period of 5 years.
* Customers must pay for shipping both ways for reconditioning of hoops.