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I am passionate about:
eco textile, social business and Cambodia since 15 years. French, I was exposed to the poverty in Cambodia and had the idea of manufacturing here innovative textiles from plant wastes which impact positively.
A little known fact about me is:
I founded Samatoa, a social enterprise of textile in 2003. Seduced by the teaching of the Lotus Sutra , I created an plan in the same humanist vein. « Ideas are like lotus seeds, sleeping only to grow better »
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"Be as the Lotus, open to the rising sun, unaffected by the muddy soil"
Setting his eyes on a spectacular 15-hectare lotus lake at Kamping Poy (near Battambang), Awen knew he had found his nirvana. Hollande. French President Francois Hollande and Samatoa's founder Awen Delaval . Based in the city of Angkor, Samatoa's founder Awen Delaval is surrounded by historic spirituality.
Based in the city of Angkor, Samatoa’s founder Awen Delaval is surrounded by historic spirituality.
The lotus appears as the cornerstone of his project, offering symbolism, nobility of soul, beauty, and purity.
Hi Thibault, Thanks for your interest. We are indeed committed to fair-trade principles since our creation, as a member of the Artisan's Association of Cambodia. However, in order to answer the request of our clients, our main focus is actually to apply for Global Organic Standard Certification, SA8000 and Eco-Tex. Best regards, Awen
Hi Lauren, We have added a tree diagram to resume the concept. Would it make it more understandable or you would appreciate to get more technical information on the technical solution? Thanks for your feedbacks :)