Symbolism of Lotus
« The soul spreads itself like a lotus with innumerable petals » (Khalil Gibran).
For centuries, the flower has been identified as symbolizing wisdom and spirituality.
Most of all, we believe that everyone has the potential to elevate themselves and reach Buddha’s state «without letting the world pollute them, like a lotus in muddy waters» as mentionned in the Lotus Sutra, one of Buddhism’s most important educational texts.
Samatoa, A Social Business
Our Business model : Use the best social and environmental practices to produce eco-fabric from vegetal waste.
AWARD La France s'engage au Sud
In 2015, Samatoa was one of the 10 prize winners of the “France commits to the South” contest launched by the French President. It rewards socially innovative initiatives based on 5 criteria: social benefit, innovation, capacity for expansion and duplication, outcomes and sustainability, and existing partnerships.
Award Unesco 2012
In 2012, we submitted a sarong, made from our unique lotus textiles, to the UNESCO handicraft program and received their Seal of Excellence.