Samata’s speaking engagements at fashion colleges and institutions around the world include the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC), Central St Martins (UK), ESMOD (Paris), Berkeley (NYC), London College of Fashion (UK), Ravensbourne (UK), SXSW Eco (CHI) and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (LA). Samata mentors and lectures on a range of subjects including networking, enterprise and understanding the fashion industry. In 2011 Samata addressed Prime Minister David Cameron for Start Up Britain.
Since 2010 Samata has been the Global Campaign Director for Oscars design campaign Red Carpet Green Dress founded by Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron. The contest challenges entrants to create an Oscar® worthy dress made entirely of sustainable materials, with the winning designers green design worn on the red carpet at the Annual Academy Awards. www.redcarpetgreendress.com
The Fashion Designer’s Resource Book is a business guide and lifestyle book providing a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry. The range of topics covered include working in the industry as a fashion designer, business planning, networking, social media, emotional wellbeing and socially responsible fashion. Industry professionals including Harold Tillman CBE, Nigel Barker, Helen Jennings and Suzy Amis Cameron add pertinent insight.