For those of you who follow us on Instagram, you may have seen our stories from London last week with actress and disability rights campaigner Samantha Renke. If you haven't been following this then we have some very exciting news to share with you. Today, we are launching the Samantha bag to add to the ever-growing Mia Tui range just in time for Black Friday! 

I was given Samantha's name after we worked with Shona Louise, a 21-year-old disability, lifestyle and theatre blogger earlier this year. Shona was gifted a Mini Jen handbag and mobility clips. She wrote a great piece on her blog about using her Mia Tui bag with her wheelchair. Shona loved the design and gave me Samantha's name as she felt she would be a great champion of Mia Tui as there isn't a fashion accessory brand producing a handbag that works really well for people who have a disability.

We met with Samantha earlier this year and from that initial meeting, Charlotte and Samantha have worked together to design a handbag that works for everyone. Fashion shouldn't have boundaries and with the Samantha handbag, we really feel this has been achieved. Samantha really is a bag for everyone, by using our mobility aid clips it can attach it to a wheelchair or mobility walker. 

Last week, we went to London to meet up with Samantha again. Taking with us the finished range, we spent the day taking promo photos. Samantha is such a positive woman, it was a real pleasure to get to know her and learning about her life and some of the daily battles she faces. As well as being an actress (if you are thinking I recognise her - think Malteasers Ad on TV, Loose Women guest panelist, the Matthew Wright Show and the Jeremy Vine Show), Samantha is also an Ambassador for Scope and a columnist for the Metro. To say she is a busy woman is somewhat of an understatement! If you live in the London News area, you may well have seen Samantha reporting on various London issues for ITV. 

 So, that's a little of the behind the scenes of how we have come up with the new Samantha bag. We are launching it tonight with a Facebook Live at 7 pm as a fabulous Black Friday Bundle offer! When you order the Samantha Black Friday Bundle, you will receive your choice of FREE Beau organiser bag and 260ml Stainless Steel Water Bottle. Add all 3 items to your basket then use code SamX at checkout. Don't forget to add mobility clips to your basket should these be needed. 

We hope you love the Samantha as much as we do! 

1 comment

  • JoanHewes

    Looks just what I need!

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