November 17, 2022 3 min read
Yes, transforming plastic bottles into hula hoops is now the new normal.
Designed for the ultimate hooping experience, these eco-friendly hula hoops are handmade in Australia.
Made with post-consumer recycled plastic and a custom designed aerospace aluminium joiner, our new Eco Hoops are made to last while being kind to the planet.
This special blend of recycled plastic is a HDPE mix - it's strong, flexible and extruded at the ideal weight for both beginner and experienced hoopers.
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!
Necessity is the mother of invention.
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 and that broken hoop is going to last a long time in landfill!
Over three decades of hooping and hoop making, segmented hoops have always disappointed - they can be difficult to connect, unstable, rattly and expensive. More landfill.
What about coiling? This entirely depends on the type of tubing your hoop is made from and ultimately, requires a special blend of polymers - hello Eco Hoop!
We've been shipping fully assembled hoops 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. Coupled with our new joiner, this blend allows us to coil hoops to get them to you quickly and safely in a box.
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 and is machined at our hoop HQ in Sydney. Easy to connect and disconnect. No more bruised thumbs or jammed joiners (or fingers). 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.
Sustainability is important to us and we hope it is to you too.
Our philosophy is circular - keeping your hoop 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 has a 5 year warranty - just send it in and we will take care of your hoop needs pronto!
Taking good care of your hoop is essential, which is why we include a user guide with care instructions and video lessons.
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!