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.



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.”


Samanta Bullock Fashions Finest Diversity & Fashion Panel

Launch of Samanta Bullock’s clothing line – ‘SB’

A fashion brand designing comfortable and stylish garments adapted to wheelchair users

A year ago, Samanta Bullock, found herself wondering what was the point of having more disabled models if there are no designers making clothes for them to wear? The wheelchair model took the matter in her own hands and started the project of a high-end, sustainable and inclusive clothing brand.

The main purpose of the line is to dress people for the seating position, the items are 

designed to be comfortable and useful as well as nice looking for both seating and standing positions. According to Samanta: “It’s not about being disabled or wheelchair user, it’s about to be beautiful and comfortable while you are in the seating position”.

Samanta decided on collaborating with different designers around the world to create a variety of collections for her customers. The brands she partnered up with are Rua Luja, London Organic, Bekoffee, Caroline, Gunda Hafner, Peter Twiss, Contessina London and Amaella.

Sustainability was equally important for her, so each garment is sustainable in its own way depending on the designer in order to embrace each one’s creativity. The whole creation process also let a central spot for inclusivity, which is, in fact, part of the social side of the sustainable process. The goal here is to be part of the slow fashion movement and to teach consumers that they need to invest in quality pieces that last for a while instead of quantity.

Launching two collections a year, the fashion line is only womenswear for now but the plan is to move on to menswear next year.

The London-based clothing line will be available worldwide from the 15th of June on the online shop at: https://samantabullock.com. A few of the pieces will also be in physical stores. 

Join the conversation on Samanta’s social media channels to learn more about her projects and to enjoy some fashion tips. Feel free to share with us any ideas, opinions, needs, and wants you have for the clothing line.

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Experiencing NYC in a Wheelchair.

Hi guys, last week was a pretty exciting one! I went to New York for the Voge Fashion Runway show during NY Fashion Week which was such a dream come true for me. I also decided to stay a few extra days to enjoy the city and work in other projects about inclusion, empowerment, etc, in the place that never sleeps.
I wanted to share with you my experience, the amazing collaborationss I did, the places I went to, the Fashion Show and accessibility in the city.

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View of the Show

I stayed at Wyndham Garden Chinatown Hotel in Soho, it was very nice and pretty accessible! They have lift to the lobby and wheelchair friendly rooms.

Mariana travelled from Brazil to there to meet me so we could film for the new youtube channel is coming soon called: gowomenplay. She is an entrepreneur with a dream of empowering women and also a great friend of mine. We explored some cute coffee shops and talked about the change we want to bring into the world. I can’t wait for you guys to see it! I also had the pleasure to work again with Kyle and Liam (from the Share Your Stroke of Genius project). I filmed for my Youtube channel and we got some pictures around the city and decided on a few new steps, so there is much exciting content coming up and I know you guys are going to love it!

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Share Your Stroke of a Genius

I travelled all around New York. I went to Times Square where you feel like everything is possible and  I also visited the Statue of Liberty. It was great; the boat that takes you there has a big space for wheelchairs. It is super accessible and I really recommend it! And you cannot go to NYC without going for a roll in Central Park. I must say a big thank you to Junior for being the guide/photographer and friend on this trip.

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Statue of Liberty NY

I went to Central Station to take photos and ended up having a great unexpected collaboration with W Magazine!! How crazy is that?!  I can’t wait to see the pictures from this one too.

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Collaboration with W Magazine

I crossed the bridge to Brooklyn for a collaboration with GV @gv_bkent and met his producer James @atruthmusik for a podcast with them, it was my first experience in a studio and it was a pleasure to meet him and share experiences. This type of experience are very constructive.

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Recording with James – GV producer

Let’s talk accessibility! In general the level of accessibility in New York is similar to London, you have some stations that are accessible but others in between that are not.  One thing that I can’t go without saying is that the signage inside the stations is just not great. You may easily get lost in there which is not acceptable. Street crossing is not perfect, one side is accessible but on the other side has a step which makes it very dangerous as also does London.

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Tube station NYC

About the Fashion Show!! I was modelling for Vinnette Grant, I absolutely loved the dress and all the pieces she designed. This fashion show was a part of an event held by Voge Fashion Runway. Thanks to everyone involved. Special thanks to Mariana and Kyle for their friendship and positive thinking in making great changes in the world, Liam Alexander and Junior for the many amazing photos, and to Gunda Hafner, Rua Luja and Caroline London for the amazing outfits I wore on this trip that kept me comfortable and fashionable.

Samanta Bullock Voge Runway NY
Samanta Bullock Voge Runway NY

Now I am moving towards the nexts goals and I hope you are doing the same, nothing can stop you from doing something you love. Work hard and you can accomplish anything! I am putting a vlog on on my youtube channel very soon. Keep tuned. Any questions you might have about accessibility feel free to ask in the comments or on my social media.