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RECYCLED PLASTIC HULA HOOPS ARE HERE, FINALLY!

November 17, 2022 3 min read

RECYCLED PLASTIC HULA HOOPS ARE HERE, FINALLY! - Hoop Empire

AUSTRALIA’S ONE AND ONLY ECO HULA HOOP

  • MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC 
  • COILS DOWN FOR TRANSPORT
  • UNBREAKABLE METAL JOINER 
  • FITNESS AND DANCE HOOPS
  • SELECTION OF COLOURS + STYLES
  • INCLUDES 3 FREE VIDEO LESSONS  
  • + 5 YEAR WARRANTY  


2022 saw us bring to market our first recycled plastic hula hoop

Yes! Transforming plastic bottles into hula hoops is now the new normal.  

Made with post-consumer recycled plastic and a custom designed aerospace aluminium joiner, our new Eco Hoops are created for the ultimate hooping experience and are made to last.  


Our new Eco Hoops were designed to meet three main criteria: 

1. Made from recycled plastic.

2. Coils down to ship in a box + travel.

3. Unbreakable.

Our new Eco Hoops coil down and spring back into shape with an easy to use and unbreakable single join connector.

Weighted hula hoops are available in either the mildly weighted Dance Hoop or our extra Weighted Fitness Hula Hoop

 

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is circular - getting the most out of your hoop and keeping it spinning is our top priority. 

We're committed to making high quality hula hoops that don't break. If any adjustments or repairs are needed, your Eco Hoop comes with a 5 year warranty.

Taking good care of your hoop is essential, which is why we include a user guide with care instructions and free video lesson links.

If it's time for your hoop to receive extra care, repair or a second life, contact us for advice. 

Lifecycle responsibility is in our hands. We are dedicated to circular design and production practices with a revolution in mind. Let's keep hoops out of landfill!


The Single Join Connector

As someone who has used, and made, every type of hoop under the sun, I can assure you - hoop joiners are important. They connect your hoop together and, in many ways, they influence your hooping experience.   

If you have a well joined hoop that has flexibility and strength, you're going to be loving that hoop up for a very long time. But if the join/s are loose, stiff, awkward, rattly, or weak - who knows how long your hoop love will last! 

Over three decades of hooping and hoop making, segmented hoops have never done it for me. I have found them difficult to connect, unstable, rattly and expensive. 

What about coiling? This entirely depends on the type of tubing your hoop is made from. It's difficult to coil a hoop down and keep its circular shape, especially with PolyPro hula hoops. A specific mix of plastics is essential.

Shipping fully assembled hoops has been our main method of shipping for the past two decades. While mostly doable, this has had its own set of issues including damaged or lost hoops in the post and excessive packaging materials and labour. 

How did we resolve the issue?    

A special new blend of recycled plastic and the new joiner

Our new eco hoops are made from a mixed blend of recycled HDPE plastic that is strong, flexible and remembers its shape.

We weight the tubing in the manufacturing process with precise weights based on user preferences gathered over decades of hooping with thousands of people. 

Our custom-made joiner was engineered by our product development team here in Sydney and is made from aerospace aluminium. Easy to connect and disconnect. No more bruised thumbs or jammed joiners (or fingers) from push button connectors. This 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.


BONUS 

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 FREE video lessons to get you spinning.

All of our hoops now ship globally in a box, which makes shipping easier, faster and safer for your hoop. 

We hope you are excited to spin with our new dream hula hoop.

Happy hooping!

Bunny B. Star, Creative Director - Hoop Empire 

   

SHOP OUR NEW ECO HOOP NOW!