Samata was invited to speak at SXSW Eco about sustainable fashion; the conference supports solutions for a better world by bringing together professionals in business, government, nonprofits and academia who want to look at environmental and sustainability issues though a fresh lens.

Samata joined the Sustainable Fashion panel ‘From Visibility to Viability’ with other influencers from the eco-fashion world to discuss how a focus on sustainability is changing the garment industry for the better – the panel included Kavita Parmar and Erin Quinn. With three days comprised of 120+ sessions and 250+ speakers from around the United States and other countries, SXSW Eco also included special events to socialize with colleagues and create new collaborations to shape the future – see official brochure here and list of past speakers.