I'll put in my .02. I work in a munufacturing plant where we try to compete with imported products. We are in an area where wages are not particularly high...more workforce than jobs, and no lobor union. Still, the only two ways we can compete is to make our product for equil or less than the cost of shipping from China or other opressed country or our customer needs a relatively unique product more quickly than it can be obtained through the import process. Our product is heavy (glass) so the shipping time and cost is more. Even though wages here are relativly low, many of the furniture workers made little more than minimum wage, the furniture and textile industries which once thrived here are almost gone. With hammocks and other outdoor gear being light and compact the shipping cost is minimal. The hammock in question is somewhat unique in it's features and therefore not as likely to be mass produced for cheap import sales.