How to Effectively Make a Change on the way Fashion Works

How to Effectively Make a Change on the way Fashion Works

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Why diversity is still not Fully embraced by the Fashion Industry. Panel at CSM

I have been approaching this subject for a long time now. We all have a kind of responsibility of why things don’t change. I normally talk about matters related to fashion, but why are places not accessible, why is the work place not prepared, why are we ok with this exclusion, why don’t we say it is not ok? 

Ok, maybe you are one of a small percentage of the population that is doing  something about it, but really, most people and organisations seem not too interested. What are you doing to make a more inclusive world? What are your friends doing about it? When do you expect to see a change if everyone is conforming to the status quo?

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Fashion Inclusivo- Brazil

I am thinking about these questions and realising most people want a change but they don’t want to work at it. I have this proposal for you and I hope you adopt it and I hope you pass the idea around.

The industry will move in direction that money will say. In other words money will set the direction. It means buyers and customers have the power.

Let’s think together. If in the world we are 20% of the population (disabled people), we all have to buy clothes and we all have family and friends. We know a lot of brands are doing something around inclusivity nowadays. Let’s associate with them. Let’s help them, they are doing something right and they must be rewarded for the work. Equality is a big deal, its not fair to leave people out of the party as I normally say, it is also discrimination. 

If we all get together, with family, friends, carers, partners, etc, we will be a higher percentage of the world, and it has an impact. Don’t you think? Only buy from brands/ designer/ shops/ that include disabled models, curves, gender, colour, anything that has something to do with minorities and with diversity. Like this we will have more visibility, we will have a voice, and people we understand we are here.

I am working with a new designer in England and with brands that are including wheelchair influencers etc. There are plenty of them. I will mention a few of them here:

Peter Twiss, The House of Radha, Gunda, Vinette, London Organic, Fashions Finest,

Contessina London, Delphine the Label, Louise Linderoth, Kantala, Samsonite, Labels are Limitations, Nara Nubia, Femelle, Rua Luja…

access magazine cover samanta bullockHere are only a few of them. Check my Instagram SAMABULLOCK for more, you will see all of the ones I worked with, but is there many more that are working towards it: Primark, Teatum Jones, ASOS, Tommy Hilfiger, River Island… and how you see many mainstream brands are also embracing this idea.

Check, research. We can support them and they will support us. More visibility we get more power we have to change this “invisible” situation we are stuck in.

Brands know the profit in making a more equal world and empowering their customers.

Diversity is fun. We vote with our money. Let’s vote in the right way.

Much love. Together we can. Sam

How I Came Across the Wonderful Palta Clothes

How I Came Across the Wonderful Palta Clothes

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Palta Clothes
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Social Media is a place where you can share your life, express yourself and become part of a community. You see, on Instagram, there are millions of users; millions of users that may share your vision, beliefs, and interests. It’s those people that you can connect with and form a positive partnership.

That’s why I put so much effort into Instagram because it allows me to showcase my passion for fashion and push the industry further. How? Well, for instance, some time back a brand approached me to try some of their clothing. Of course, they wanted me to give them some feedback, but in return, I was able to adorn a lovely piece of clothing. That’s how a partnership can help the fashion industry.

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AKHussainPhotography

That brand was Palta Clothes, and I’m so glad they reached out to me. They’re completely unique in the way they operate, and it’s refreshing to see the awesome work that they’re doing. Their brand mission is to create sustainable clothing that includes everyone around the world. Palta truly wants their clothing to unite the world and be accessible to those that face daily struggles.

So far, they’ve done a pretty incredible job. Not only do they focus on being eco-friendly and affordable, they’ve decided to design stunning clothing for those who are less fortunate. According to their presentation, they’re targeting young people, 253 million visually impaired people, 25 million amputees, and 67 million wheelchair users. 

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4 ways to wear a Palta tunic. AKHussainPhotography

Now, going back to my involvement with Palta, they provided me with a beautiful tunic that came in a gorgeous grey colour. The first thing I noticed was how brilliant the material was; it really felt like great quality. But, another thing which stood out was the versatility. I utilised the tunic in 4 different styles, and all of them looked super.

I adorned it with jeans for a casual look, on its own for comfort, with a belt to add some contrast and with a Peter Twiss jacket. I was so impressed with how they all appeared – I loved them! But, I gathered that when you choose Palta Clothes, you don’t just do it for the fashion. You join a brand that is pushing for a positive change across the world, and you are there to support them in their journey.

 

If you want to check out some of their clothing and learn more about their story, check out their website – www.paltaclothes.com. Alternatively, you can just hop onto Instagram and find them at ‘paltaclothes’. 

Love Sam x

Cute Red Mini Alligator Clutch Bag for Wheelchair Users

Cute Red Mini Alligator Clutch Bag for Wheelchair Users

red handbag faux leather samanta bullock I’ve always found small bags easy-to-use, thanks to their size and flexibility. I recently received a cute Mini alligator clutch bag to add to my collection of small bags. It’s perfect for spring, a night out or a simple outdoor walk. Some people tend to believe that wheelchair users can’t be all fashionable and chic. But that’s far from the truth. Wheelchair users can have outfits they love and that are ideal for the different seasons.  

Apart from being active, cheerful, and a fun-lover, I love fashion and everything that keeps me looking and feeling bold. And that’s what this beautiful little clutch bag offers. As for the “BITCH” wording on the front of the bag, it’s not literal as most people would think. It represents strength, style, and everything feminine. Bitch is bold, brilliant, and beautiful.

I got this tiny bag from Smash Marketing, and I’ve loved its size and colour ever since. This red handmade faux leather clutch meets my needs for something easy-to-carry and it is perfect for my phone, cards, lipstick, and other things I need to carry. You’ll also love the fact that it’s chic and stylish, and has got a really great size. So, it’s not only functional but wheelchair-friendly.

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Smash-Marketing Red Handbag

And as for the wording on the front, you can request a custom word of 8 letters (max.). Isn’t it nice to be able to customize your bag design with your favorite wording?     

With this clutch bag made from faux leather, you can move around with your essentials and not have to worry about forgetting things at home or leaving items outdoors. It’s tiny and cute, and perfect for keeping even your hand sanitizer, wallet, business card case, sanitizer wipes, mini-hairbrush and lollipops (if you like). 

You can follow Smash Marketing on Instagram @smash_marketing, and like Smash Marketing on Facebook. You can also leave a comment that says what colour of this Mini alligator clutch bag you prefer and the wording you’ll love. At $39, it is great value for money. It comes in red and black. So, you can request your favourite colour or shop for other lovely items on Smash Marketing. I love the red!

Wheelchair users will find this bag valuable because it’s tiny, easy-to-carry, and beautiful. It sure spells out elegance and comfort in BOLD letters.

And yes, you can follow me on Instagram @SAMABULLOCK for other fashion trends that boost your style and confidence. You’ll also love my other articles about summer outfits and the many other things that wheelchair users are capable of. I love being a wheelchair model and fashion blogger. Besides, a wheelchair changes nothing. So get your clutch bag and let me know what you think. 

If you love stylish, you’ll love this little bag as much as I do. Rock your accessories!

My first GIVEAWAY on INSTAGRAM

My first GIVEAWAY on INSTAGRAM

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GIVEAWAY on INSTAGRAM – SAMABULLOCK

Guys, I am so happy to announce to you, I’m giving my first GIVEAWAY on INSTAGRAM.

With the launch of the website, I decided to make everyone happy with the chance to win this lovely makeup kit, from W7 – cruelty-free.

It consists of: – a mascara – a palette – a lipstick – eyeliner pencil – lip twister pencil

To enter the contest you need:

1) Follow @samabullock on Instagram.
2) Like the official picture on Instagram.
3) Like my page on Facebook www.facebook.com/samantabullockofficial
4) Tag 2 friends in Instagram comments.

PS: You have the chance to enter multiple times. Every time you tag 2 friends, it will be considered one entry.

The winner will be chosen on Wednesday 15th NOVEMBER  Good Luck!

 

PORTUGUES
Eu estou fazendo este GIVEAWAY com esta maquiagem Cruelty Free da W7. Produtos maravilhosos.

Para concorrer vc precisará:
– Curtir a foto oficial (esta) no Instagram;
– Curtir meu Instagram SAMABULLOCK
– Marcar 2 amigos na foto do Insta.
– Curtir meu face: www.facebook.com/samantabullock.official

OBS: Múltiplas entradas serão aceita. Para cada 2 amigos marcados valerà 1 “coupon”. O vencedor será selecionado no dia 15 de Novembro.

Boa sorte!!!
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