November 17, 2022 3 min read
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.
1. Made from recycled plastic.
2. Coils down to ship in a box + travel.
Our new Eco Hoops coil down and spring back into shape with an easy to use and unbreakable single join connector.
This revolutionary new metal joiner was designed and made by our product development team to meet the demands of the most discerning hooper.
A secure join on your hoop is essential, as is hoop travel.
Carrying a hoop around town is no small deal - it can get bumpy. But if you can coil your hoop down to handbag size - hello! We machine this joiner in-house at our hoop studio in Sydney to do just that.
After 20+ years of carrying many full sized hoops around town and the world, I simply needed more portable hoops.
Necessity is the mother of invention, so they say.
As someone who has used, and made, every type of hoop under the sun, I can assure you - hoop joiners are important. If you have a well joined hoop, 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 always disappointed - they can be difficult to connect, unstable, rattly and expensive.
What about coiling? This entirely depends on the type of tubing your hoop is made from and ultimately, requires a special blend of polymers.
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?
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 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.
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!
We hope you are excited to spin with our new dream hula hoop.
Bunny B. Star, Creative Director - Hoop Empire