Meet the team! The SB Shop is coming soon.

Meet the team! The SB Shop is coming soon.

Having been a wheelchair model from an early age, Samanta has always felt frustrated by the lack of luxurious clothing available for disabled people. Working as an advocate for inclusion within the fashion industry, Samanta has decided to join forces with some of the most innovative emerging designers to develop her brand, ‘SB’ – a unique line of clothing based on the principle that “its not about being disabled, but about feeling beautiful and comfortable whilst in the siting position”.

Born in Brazil, Samanta moved to London 10 years ago and has since dedicated her life to improving the lives of people living with disabilities. She hopes that her collection will open people’s minds and hearts.

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Pict by Natasza Siedlarska

“We must be seen to exist” – Samanta Bullock

Meet the team – 8 different designers come together to work in an inclusive way, in partnership with Samanta Bullock. 

Clara Poulantza

Contessina is a family fashion brand established in 1958 in Athens, Greece. Today, the brand is also based in London.  Clara Poulantza is the designer of the collections and founder of Contessina Inclusive, whereas her sister Agi Poulantza-Pamoukoglu is running the head company in Athens. Contessina London and Contessina Inclusive, apart from being a quality fashion brand, it contributes positively to our society, through its socially and environmentally concerned practices.

Amaella was founded in 2016 by two friends Julie Kervadec and Lara Miller, who shared the vision of creating a fashion company with ethical and sustainable values. Amaella produces lingerie classics that are kinder to the skin and the environment, being also better for farmers and their communities.   

Peter Twiss is a London based women’s wear designer who spent much of his childhood in Assam, North East India. Peter draws on inspirations from his childhood roots which are reflected in his collections and provides him with his unique signature style.

Peter has helped raise funds to improve education and medical facilities along with bringing water and electricity supplied to a small rural village in Akuman, Nagaland. He returns to Nagaland twice a year where he has a studio and manufacturing base. 

RUA LUJA design their own signature look designs using high quality fabrics that are carefully considered from local businesses.  Each garment is made with exquisite fabrics and hand-crafted details of skill and sophistication. All garments are made in their small studio in the UK.

Nasim Rua Luja from a young age, had a dream of sharing this love of turning beautiful fabrics into elegant dresses to show off to the world. 

Saumen Kar

The London Organic Beauty shop sells a range of natural organic skincare products that have been developed only by using the purest ingredients. They don’t contain any parabens, sulfates, preservatives or artificial chemical carcinogens that have been shown to lead to cancer and long-term health issues. The organic lotions and treatments that they sell nourish the skin to a healthy, beautiful you.

Fernando Duarte

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. 

Carola Del Celo

Created by an Italian Designer Carola Del Celo and produced in the UK, Caroline London is the newest revolutionary concept brand designed to give you greater freedom to express yourself and to dress in a distinctive and ever-changing way.

It’s all about two-part garments, using a multitude of styles and fabrics that can be mixed and matched with colourful designer zips by YKK to create your own unique look.

Gunda Hafner

Gunda Hafner was founded in 2016. Their personal experience with intolerances made them aware of the importance of products used in everyday life, particularly garments. In order to create individual and unique pieces, they work with natural fibres like wool, silk, linen, cotton, yak, alpaca and cashmere depending on the season. It avoids the use of plastic. The style is sporty, current, elegant, sophisticated and urban. The line aims to be accessible, refreshing and uncomplicated, yet clean and versatile.

Talk with Marcela Turnage on Fashion and Representation

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Gunda Hafner
Pict by Piotropacki

Marcela was here in September and we did a photo shoot for Gunda Hafner with @Piotropacki. I think I talked about this  in a previous blog. It was a fun day and we captured some amazing pictures for the launch of Gunda’s new collection. Marcela, known  as ‘The Journey of a Brave Woman’ on Instagram, came to Europe to give a talk at the Rewalk conference in Germany and we decided that she should come a few days earlier so she could spend time with me and get to know London as my house is accessible. It was so fun to have her around. I could show her around and it looks like we are old friends and not only Insta followers. On the last day we decided to sit and film for you guys about the Rewalk and her experience ( I launched this film last month – Check it out) and we also decided to talk about fashion and representation. I put a film together of this talk that we did specially for you.

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Photo shoot team

Yesterday was Marcela’s birthday so I would like to share this blog to congratulation her on that. Marcela, you are doing great work. Keep being real, keep being  your authentic self and inspiring others. We love you hun.

I really hope you like it and please share for someone you think will like it and leave your comments, that are always welcome.

Much love. Sam

Wheelchair Camping- Raw Fest Vlog

Wheelchair Camping- Raw Fest Vlog

I thought I would share with you my Raw Fest Vlog. I wrote an article a few weeks ago talking about the event, camping, demos, etc and few of you asked how I would camp. So I put together a video with some moments of my experience at the Festival. Here is the video below.

Love Love Sam

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Raw Fest Sam

Raw Cake

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Come to Ireland with me and let’s have a Guinness experience.

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Wheelchair Tennis

I went to Ireland with my husband in June to help him deliver a wheelchair tennis workshop as Tennis Ireland is starting a project there. If you like I can post here a little bit about the workshop and the work I do with Mark Bullock. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see it.

I also enjoyed the opportunity to vlog and show you guys a little bit of Dublin, my Guinness experience etc.  Here is the video, I hope you enjoy it!

Also please let me know what kind of videos you like most. Is it fashion, vlogs or disability related matters.

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Guinness Experience

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Ireland

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Shankhill

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Guinness

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Guinness