Our Story Bright
From a tiny kitchen in laid-back Fremantle, Amazonia was born. Dwayne Martens had been eating Açaí for a few months now and was feeling alive. High on a little Acai goodness Dwayne designed, packed, labeled, and weighed Amazonia’s first ever Açaí products.
You see, Amazonia was created from Dwayne’s passion to share his health journey with the people around him.
One by one, sales began to flow in, who would have known Açaí would become a gateway food to all things bright.
Building the A-team
As a brave young man does in an evening of passion, Dwayne decided to take Amazonia national. He took his first ever business flight to meet down-to-earth Chris Norden. They say opposites attract and this dynamic duo has shown just that. With a passion for travel and a love for food, Chris held down the rafters, while Dwayne went on a sourcing expedition.
“We go right to where the seed is grown, we understand our partners, the culture and the small things that play a vital role in sustainable food cultivation” says Dwayne.
Boom to Bust
Amazonia grew so fast that Dwayne literally worked himself out of home. The ‘Amazonia house’ was now filled to the brim with A-team members, so a backyard teepee set up became Dwayne’s only refuge. Amazonia was thriving and the boys were kicking goals, but nothing could prepare them for what came next. The Brisbane floods hit and over a million dollars of stock sat in the most affected areas of Brisbane. Amazonia was taken to the brink of foreclosure. After years of growth it was back to just Dwayne and Chris to start over.
“We are so grateful for the support of fellow Australian businesses,” says Dwayne. “We will never forget the support we received when Amazonia was down and out.”
Shining Bright Across the Globe
Amazonia has now grown into a global health food leader, built on sustainable business practices and sold in thousands of outlets around the world. With a focus on tree based food sources, Amazonia now preserves tens of thousands of acres of rainforest to produce only nature’s authentic products. So thank you for your support; together, we are creating beautiful change.