"Nearly 30 years ago, my adventure began, and now I am living my dream"
(Matthias Saul, Founder)
Back in 1992, I first discovered the amazing benefits of hammocks. During my travels to various countries and continents, such as Ecuador, Peru, Europe, and Africa, I had the desire to explore more of South America. However, sleeping on the ground in the rainforest was not a feasible option. That's when I was introduced to hammocks, which turned out to be a game-changer for me and had a profound impact on my life.
During my adventures, I required several essential items, including a rain cover and mosquito net, among others. However, a complete set with all these features was too bulky and challenging to transport. So, I resorted to sourcing materials from South America and building my own hammock with the help of the Huaorani tribe. The result was a hammock with mosquito protection and a tent for rain protection, weighing more than 7kg. Unfortunately, this hammock left me with back pain and mosquito bites.
Fortunately, our guides had been sleeping in hammocks since childhood and were amused by the discomfort caused by my self-built hammock. They showed me the proper way to hang and lie in a hammock, leading to my first night's sleep without back pain. From that moment on, I worked on improving my hammock every evening.
Upon returning to Germany, I couldn't leave hammocks behind. I started importing them and selling them to friends and acquaintances. Within a few months, AMAZONAS hammocks were even available in some stores. This sparked an idea that eventually turned into a successful company. My ambition to develop my own products and bring them to the market only grew stronger. This led me to establish my own hammock weaving mill in Brazil, the birthplace of hammocks. I spent many months there with my new friends and traditional hammock makers, learning the ropes and gaining valuable experience. Today, many of the qualities and experiences I discovered in Brazil can still be found in our products.
After nearly 30 years of development, experiencing setbacks and countless test journeys around the globe, I have finally achieved my goal. Every time I sleep in one of our hammocks, I am reminded of those memorable nights in Ecuador.
Today, I take pride in my life's work and consider myself a specialist, as our products are sold worldwide. Thankfully, I am no longer alone on this journey, as I have a dedicated team that helps me continually improve and innovate.
In essence, I have one simple goal: to make sure you always have the best hammock with you wherever you go. That is my ultimate motive behind our products.