ENO is the original parachute hammock creator, located in Asheville, NC. We craft all our hammocks and accessories to the highest quality in the industry and with one thing in...
By: Carolyn Ellison
ENO has called Asheville home for a while now. And we're still stoked that we live in one of the most beautiful, weird, and innovative places around. We feel fortunate to be part of such a supportive community that loves to get outside just as much as we do. We love you #AVL!
It's Beautiful Here
Asheville is nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains. We’re lucky to be enveloped by a rich list of outdoor playscapes: Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, Panthertown Valley, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Many of our hammock photo shoots take place in these woods and we all love hammocking here!
There are many forward-thinking initiatives the people of Asheville have implemented that fall in line with our values. Between the abundant farmers markets, local food movements, and independent business culture; we feel right at home here. It feels good to surround ourselves with principles we belive in.
Asheville’s thirst for quality craft beer and pride in independent business culture go hand in hand around these parts. With seemingly countless breweries here, they are all grassroots grown and have added a unique flavor to Asheville’s attractions. (Not to mention, we love being neighbors with Green Man Brewery!) A typical Saturday in Asheville could easily look like: hiking and hammocking in one of the many beautiful surrounding forests, eating lunch at an independently owned restaurant with locally sourced food, and finishing it all off with a hometown brewski.
Our Dog's Love Asheville
If you follow us on Facebook, you may have noticed our slight obsession with cute puppies in hammocks! Or really, just cute puppies doing anything. The ENO team is made of dog lovers and you can even find one or two trompsing around our warehouse at any given time. From the dog parks to the many dog-friendly reataurnts/bars to the excellent vertrinary resources in Asheville, it's no wonder our furry companions love Asheville just as much as we do.
Outdoor Industry Community
Asheville recently has gained recognition for being “gear-city” as well! ENO is not alone in the outdoor industry here in Western North Carolina. The stunning environment and kind people have attracted many outdoor gear entrepreneurs, such as the Outdoor Gear Builders. We are grateful to have partners like these to interact in our community with.
***Many of the photographs used in this blog were provided by local photographer, J Smilanic