The most spiritual fabric 

Experiment after experiment followed by research conducted in remote villages enabled Samatoa to bring back to life long forgotten skills. Thousands of years ago, the art of creating lotus fabrics was known, but then lost. Lotus flowers have been harvested in Cambodia for generations, but only the flower. The stems – the valuable stems – were left in the water. What a waste! We now harvest the stems and weave our lotus fabric from them. Lotus fabrics have unique properties: it is naturally soft, light, especially breathable, and almost wrinkle free.

It is also a very eco-friendly fabric containing no chemicals or toxic products. It’s probably the most ecological fabric in the world. We transform a waste into a quality textile that doesn’t use any polluting energy during the entirety of its production.

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Starting with this uniquely soft and breathable fabric, we developed the first prototypes of our new collection. Our lotus fabrics are all made possible thanks to the skills of our artisans who possess unparalleled savoir-faire, resulting in strikingly precise and detailed creations.

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In 2012, we submitted a sarong, made from our unique lotus fibers to the UNESCO handicrafts program and received their Seal of Excellence. The Seal “encourages artisans to produce handicrafts using traditional skills, patterns, and themes in an innovative way in order to ensure the continuity and sustainability of these traditions and skills.” The award is a sign of the craft expert jury’s recognition of high quality materials.

Upon receiving the Seal of Excellence, our lotus fabrics have received a great deal of attention from designers all around the world.

We propose different fabrics made with lotus: