Meet Bekoffee

Meet Bekoffee

Samanta Bullock is really excited to announce our partnership with BeKoffee in the launch of our inclusive line. Being as passionate about inclusivity as we are about sustainability, it is an honour to be working with BeKoffee. Bekoffee is a jewellery brand with a unique approach to sustainability and design. 

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The brand’s principle is based around the use of coffee grounds to produce a new type of material, used in the manufacturing of decorative pieces. Started with the idea of residue transformation, Bekoffee ended up creating pieces with an interesting aroma and colour which offers coffee lovers another kind of product they would like. Integrating metal and cotton, the brand aims to design exclusive pieces. Their unique design, the result of a handmade technique, hints at the culture and tradition behind each piece. The inspiration for them comes from the taste of coffee, and more generally from both nature and human activity. 

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Bekoffee

The collaboration came quite naturally due to our common goal of sustainability. The positive impact this company has on circular economy and their values in the process of transformation of the coffee grounds make very much sense in our quest to promote sustainability.

BeKoffee is a project that aims to take advantage of spent coffee grounds to

produce composites that are used as raw material to manufacture decorative

and personal pieces. The Bekoffee pieces are handmade, have a slight coffee

aroma and have a unique design, inspired both by nature and human activity.

Bekoffee’s inspiration is based on the taste for coffee and the desire to

transform a residue, which carries aroma and colour, into a new material that

can be used to create pieces with culture and tradition.

The incorporation of spent coffee grounds, the integration of metal and

cotton and the inspiration in the diversity of nature, are elements that

BeKoffee involves and that allow to obtain pieces with an exclusive design.

Diversity, incorporation, integration and involvement are synonymous of

inclusion and are synonyms of BeKoffee.



wheelchair model samanta bullock brand rua luja

Meet Rua Luja

In our quest for inclusive clothing, Samanta Bullock found an ally in dress-maker Nasim Rua Luja. Today, we are very honored to announce that together we designed an inclusive fashion line for Rua Luja.

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Rua Luja pict Lawson Filho

Rua Luja first started working as a lawyer in the UK after obtaining a law degree. However, her passion for making classy dresses finally changed her career path into the fashion field to finally pursue a fashion career of her dreams. Nasim is mostly inspired by her mother, who would sew dresses for her and her sisters when she was younger. The signature style of the garments she creates comes from her unique way of mixing the fabrics of the Eastern culture with the Western designs. Her ability to combine motherhood, work and travels makes her clothes perfectly adapted to a modern woman. 

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Feminine and elegant, her creations are the result of many years of experimenting with fabrics and designs. Made from high-quality fabrics which are locally sourced by her local fabric businesses. The pieces are sophisticated made with handcrafted details in their small studio in the UK. With close attention to fabric association, every piece is designed and created with the fabric in mind. Every item can be adapted to women of all shapes and sizes because everyone deserves to be able to dress elegantly and femininely. Their product selections include interesting jewellery pieces, in order for the customers to be able to create total looks.

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Rua Luja’s creations are extremely modern as they take into consideration the multi-cultured societies we live in and offer options that can be adapted to every woman’s lifestyle. Consequently, inclusivity was the next step to take for the brand and we are glad they are taking it with us. 

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Meet Contessina London

Samanta Bullock is glad to announce that we will be collaborating in the near future with London-based brand Contessina. After 2 years of friendship, fun photoshoots, we thought it was the right time to join forces and make a positive change in inclusive fashion. 

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Contessina London

The high-end brand creates products with a modern design while basing their process on traditional craftsmanship, achieving a special and elegant finish. Feminine and boho-chic, the items are easily statement pieces, ideal to dress up every outfit. Also art inspired, the brand collaborated with various independent artists on collections for the brand as well as for museum boutiques. They designed costumes for performance arts too.
In a quest for quality, they embrace traditional skills with handmade pieces, crafted by struggling independent artisans, mostly in Greek family-owned studios. Their production is one of big importance for the local communities.

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 Clara is a multi product fashion designer with 20 years of professional experience. She has studied Fashion Design & Marketing, Costume design, Human Centred Design, Art History, Interior design and French Literature. Her collections can be found online, in selective boutiques in the UK and abroad, Museum Art shops and Art galleries. She has also designed jewellery for Opera North.

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Contessina London

The brands’ values align perfectly with Samanta Bullock’s, focusing on issues like inclusivity and sustainability while keeping a high level of aesthetics. Contessina aims to create a positive impact with a meaningful shopping experience. They place social and environmental awareness at the core of the brand.

“Inclusion” for us is about consciousness, ethics, sustainability, integration, collaboration and Human Centred Design.

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Contessina London

Clara met Samanta at a popup event in London in 2016. There was instinctively a mutual fondness and connection with her.

Consequently, she modelled for Contessina London very first photoshoot in Hyde Park and has been a close friend to the brand ever since. 


Organic cotton Amaella - Lingerie for all. Samanta Bullock

Meet Amaella

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Amaella Lingerie

Here at Samanta Bullock, we are happily announcing our new partnership with the ethical lingerie brand AmaElla. Adding another side to their big social impact, AmaElla will now focus more closely on inclusivity with this new line we are designing. Together, we hope to raise awareness on inclusivity. We want to work together to  make the fashion industry a more accepting space for people with different bodies including people of colour. AmaElla started back in 2016, it is the product of an entrepreneurial appetite and an eye-opening volunteering experience in Madagascar. Conscious of the responsibility of fashion on water pollution, the two ladies wanted to have a different impact. With shared values and visions, they decided on launching a fashion business that would pursue the ethical goals they set for themselves. This idea of organic cotton lingerie that would be ethical had been in their minds for some time, and it felt evident that they could do something in that field.  

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The social impact was crucial for the founders, they set themselves a mission of encouraging ethical practices in the fashion industry by being part of the slow fashion movement. Contrasting with the quick paced environment of fast fashion brands, they produce clothes on demand, really wanted timeless pieces. Although this means you might have to wait a bit more for your order, it also means you have the peace of mind of knowing you took an ethically conscious decision.

The clothing line fights against pollution, make sure your health is not put at risk and that cotton farmers have a better life while making you feel confident and pretty in delicate lingerie. The production involves ethical fashion manufacturers in the UK and in Portugal, in which women are paid fairly and have respectful working conditions. The pieces are made from certified organically produced cotton. They are long lasting and made of quality materials.

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“Samanta is so inspiring and admirable! We deeply share her values and wanted to join her in a mission to make Fashion more inclusive. Her optimistic approach is the perfect opportunity for us to do something about an industry that fails to understand the challenges wheelchair people face everyday.”