A Cambodian Social Business

To weave a lasting connection !

For this Cambodian social business, what a best symbol than the lotus fabric?

The ”most spiritual fabric in the world” allows the emancipation to many vulnerable Cambodian women.

Our vision is to create the most innovative eco fabrics while supporting women’s empowerment in Cambodia. Consequently, Samatoa uses the best socially responsible manufacturing techniques.

Our aim is now to duplicate the workshop pilot project in Siem Reap. Then, we can create more employment opportunities in the province of Battambang.

To create the well-being of the poorest to the richest

The impact of expanding of our ecotextile company will be considerable for a variety of reasons. First, of course, we will provide over 500 women with long-lasting employment. We will ensure that these local handicrafts made in traditional ways are never forgotten. Many poor communities benefit from market for lotus and education for farming. Lotus farming works in parallel with rice farming.

Eco Textile Mill Cambodia

Preserving the environment, paying people fairly, and treating each person with respect and dignity! These are our prerequisites for a sustainable fashion business. We pay all our workers a living wage – around twice what they otherwise would get-. They benefit from trade union rights, paid leave, health insurance, and a safe working environment.

100% sustainable cambodian social business

Our fibers are also incredibly friendly to the environment. The extraction, spinning, and weaving of the lotus fiber, consumes no polluting resources. It doesn’t require any oil, electricity, gas or toxic chemicals.

First, social and environmental benefits and economic value are given to growing lotus. Then, environmental conservation is taught to farmers. Finally we can achieve a process of production 100% sustainable. There are zero negative environmental impact .

Lotus benefits both nature and humans. First, lotus is purify the water. Second, the lotus provides foods for humans and animals (textifood). Furthermore, the plant protects animals (ecosystem). This made the basics of the Samatoa model! It relies on the belief that the most sustainable economic development is intrinsically linked to the best social, environmental, and economic practices.

We believe that ecofashion is not using natural fibers only. But it links directly to the use of good social and environmental practices at every step of the supply chain.

It’s with great pride that Samatoa bridges the gap between the rich and the poor. Our weapon are fair and ethical commerce. It allow formation, emancipation, and international recognition of our producers. Furthermore, it offers a chance to each man, and consequently vulnerable woman, to surpass their condition. Then, they can elevate and accomplish themselves “like the lotus flower growing above the muddy waters”.