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Grand Trunk Encourages Relaxation on National Hammock Day

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Grand Trunk Celebrates National Hammock Day 

Grand Trunk launches web page dedicated to National Hammock Day and closes shop to encourage relaxation

SKOKIE, Ill., — (July 22, 2015) — Today marks America’s most relaxing holiday, National Hammock Day. Although not a federally recognized holiday, Grand Trunk encourages everyone to kick back and relax today with one of the brand’s legendary hammocks. 

National Hammock Day is a symbol of personal relaxation. In this day and age of mobile technology and life-related pressures, taking time to relax is more important than ever. In an effort to raise awareness of National Hammock Day, Grand Trunk celebrates with multiple giveaways and relaxing activities. 

“As Americans, we need more reasons to relax,” says Belinda Neff, brand and marketing director with Grand Trunk. “We highly recommend swinging in a hammock for a few moments every day to decrease stress and invite more rest and relaxation into your life.”’

The brand recently launched, a web page dedicated to personal relaxation and promoting the health benefits of ‘hammocking’. Grand Trunk will also host daily online giveaways of its best-selling Parachute Nylon Hammocks. Made with superb quality and guaranteed for life, they offer the perfect combination of comfort, lightweight durability and easy set-up, so you can take them with you everywhere you go. 

Additionally Grand Trunk is proud to partner with @HammockLiving, an Instagram page dedicated solely to hammocks, with a co-promotional giveaway for three Double Parachute Nylon hammocks. Lastly Grand Trunk’s office will be closed for a half day on Wednesday afternoon to officially commemorate the holiday. The brand invites staff to enjoy the afternoon swinging in hammocks on the shores of Lake Michigan followed by a picnic.

Hammocking’s gentle swinging motion has a synchronizing effect on the brain that improves sleep quality and concentration for reading and learning. Lying in a hammock also eliminates pressure points and aligns the spine, relaxing your muscles and stimulating blood circulation. Not to mention the health benefits of being outside in the fresh air, away from your computer and other brain-draining electronics. 

To learn more about the health benefits of hammocking, please visit To learn more about Grand Trunk’s award winning hammocks, visit

About Grand Trunk
Grand Trunk makes goods for the road less traveled, and anyone who values meaningful connections with nature, embracing new cultures, and exploring outdoor adventure. Founded in 2002 by two intrepid entrepreneurs who met while backpacking through Thailand, their shared passion for travel and the authentic outdoor lifestyle inspired Grand Trunk’s first line of travel hammocks. Over the past decade the brand has expanded and evolved to encompass a wide assortment of adventure travel gear and accessories. To view Grand Trunk’s complete range of products, please visit