We are Amazonians; the tribal people in the Amazon Jungle.
The Amazon rainforest also known as the Amazon jungle or Amazonica is a tropical rainforest that covers most of the Amazon basin in South America, and is the largest and most bio-deverse rainforest on earth. This dense and rich tropical rainforest, known as the “Lungs of the Earth”, is home to one third of the world’s animal and plant species.
Spanning across 9 nations (Suriname, Brazil, Perù, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and French Guiana), the Amazon houses many Indigenous and Maroon tribes, who live in small villages by the rivers and deep into the jungle.
Regarding the Amazon rainforest as fundamental to their physical, cultural and spiritual existence, the tribal people live in a delicate balance and in harmony with their natural environment
As one of our founder is member of an Amazonian tribe, Asopie finds its roots deep in the Amazon jungle, where we work with local and tribal communities to harvest and produce fresh authentic Amazonian natural foods.
“With a love for our tribal community, the culture, the food, the environment, and a mission to share the healthy and sustainable lifestyle of the Amazon region; Asopie was born.”
Based in Hong Kong, and with a direct operation in our home region in the Amazon, we offer healthy, organic and sustainable natural foods in Hong Kong and surrounding regions.
As a socially and environmentally responsible brand, and thanks to being part of the Amazonian community ourselves, we recognize the importance of creating opportunities within this community and help protect and preserve the Amazon rainforest.
We are committed to creating a cooperative system with farming and tribal communities, whilst providing a platform for natural and healthy products from the Amazon region; a platform that will help connect our sustainable lifestyle with the world.
We cooperate with like-minded people, organizations and businesses, in various industries and regions, to promote health and wellbeing, sustainability and fair practices.
“We stand for a natural and healthy lifestyle that benefits people and the environment.”
At Asopie we offer a variety of natural food products that include frozen superfood pulps (such as Açaí, Guanabana/Graviola/Soursop & Acerola), fresh produce (such as Plantains & Cassava/Mandioca/Yuca), nuts (such as Brazil nuts), seeds and herbs. All our products are sustainably harvested, most being naturally organic or wild-harvested. With a commitment to keeping it 100% real, our products are fully natural, vegan, free of any additives and authentic: they are the true testaments of the Amazonian ways of living.Our fresh produces are shipped monthly from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to Hong Kong, and we offer doorstep delivery of all our products to most areas in Hong Kong.
Coming from a tiny village in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, it has always been Wendell’s dream to share the sustainable lifestyle of his tribal community with the rest of the world. After many years studying and working in Asia Wendell and Roberta, the founders of Asopie embarked on a mission. It all started years back when Wendell would spend hours talking about his tribal food and all things Amazonian. Raised in the Amazon rainforest in Suriname, Wendell is a member of the Maroon “Saamaka” tribe; he practices a natural and sustainable lifestyle, similar to his ancestors’ centuries-old traditions. As a proud descendent of the Amazonian tribal community Wendell then took his Italian partner Roberta on a life-changing visit to his family, deep in the Amazon jungle of Suriname. She instantly fell in love with the nature, the culture, the food and the people.
“We, the tribal people of the Amazon live mainly in small villages across the Amazon jungle as part of the many Indigenous and Maroon tribes.”
The Indigenous and Maroon people regard the Amazon rainforest as a fundamental to their physical, cultural and spiritual existence and live in a delicate balance with their natural environment. Relying on the tropical rainforest of the Amazon for their sustainable livelihoods, the Maroon and Indigenous people have very distinct lifestyles and customs and live off some of the healthiest naturally organic food, including the Açaí berry.
“Growing up in the village, Abenaston, in the upper-Suriname river, we had our own plantation growing a variety of fruits and vegetables, whilst a significant part was wild-harvested. From a very young age I was taught by my grandfather the medicinal purposes of the plants around our region; a traditional way to pass on ancient knowledge and practices”.“My grandfather, Asopie, was a very loved and well-respected leader in our tribal village; I remember he would get up early in the morning and walk around the village to greet everyone before heading to the plantations.”
As tribal people we believe that if you take care of nature, nature will take care of you too
Director - Suriname