FAIR LABOUR CONDITIONS :
In this part of the world, people usually sway in their hammocks between two trees on a warm summer afternoon, simply as relaxation. Not so in South America, where many people traditionally sleep in their hammocks at nighttimes, these have served as beds for generations.
The export of AMAZONAS hammocks today provides more than 100 workers with a secure job. The majority of them is paid two to three times the minimum legal wage, which offers them and their families a steady income. In addition, they enjoy social standards which are largely unheard of in the rural areas of Brazil, such as social security, health insurance and paid holidays.
Exports to Europe provide further benefits for the workers. The quality of the raw materials we use corresponds to European standards. The environmental compatibility of the dyes used does not just help the rivers and streams in Brazil, but also means a healthy working environment for the workers who process the dyed cotton.
In order to ensure the high quality of our products, we furthermore have our hammocks analysed at regular intervals for azo dyes, heavy metals, formaldehyde and other pollutants. So that you can relax with complete peace of mind!
In the hammock and baby product sector in Germany and also internationally, AMAZONAS is increasingly becoming a synonym for high quality and stability.
All our Brazilian hammocks and hanging chairs are made of 100% cotton. We guarantee that the colours are AZO-free!
TÜV – the symbol for your safety:
The TÜV certificate is the German seal which certifies the safety of a product.
This seal of safety is particularly important for applications which concern children. You can recognize our TÜV-certified product range by the pictured seals.
FSC - well managed forests:
The wood in the products bearing this sign comes from well managed forests, independently certified in accordance with the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council.
Öko-Tex Standard 100:
The tested components comply with the Öko-Tex Standard 100 requirements.
Nylon makes the difference:
As opposed to the cheap polyester that is often used, nylon is:
much kinder to the skin, allowing it to breathe much more comfortable, as the elastic material stretches.
much more stable, as we use extra-strength 210 T nylon that withstood three times the maximum load in laboratory tests.
We achieve additional safety through welded, sewn-in loops for hanging, and stronger hanging cords than those conventionally used.