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THE CREATIVE JOURNAL

INSPIRATION: SERIES 14 'MODERN LOVE'
Yixin holds the Sans Beast Sanctuary Handbag in Hickory

By Jennifer Wills

Welcome to Modern Love, our 14th collection of vegan handbags + accessories. Series 14 introduces a new style in Italian Uppeal AppleSkin™ and a fresh palette of Hickory, Sage + Mahogany.
Read more
EDUCATION: BEYOND VEGAN LEATHER - WHAT IS MIRUM?
Closeup image of rubber plant leaves - taken from Natural Fiber Welding, makers of MIRUM vegan leather

By Jennifer Wills

We talk a lot about materials at Sans Beast, as a brand always looking for innovative, durable + beautiful alternatives to animal leather. Introducing more bio-based fabrics is our goal, and MIRUM® is an important part of that. Learn more about this fabulous material.
Read more
NEWS: IS YOUR HANDBAG TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Eugenia carries the Archive Vegan Leather Tote Bag in black

By Jennifer Wills

Did you know that you may be able to claim your work tote bag as a tax deduction? It's almost the end of the financial year in Australia + many of us are looking at potential deductions to reduce our taxable income. Here’s how you can determine if your Sans Beast handbag qualifies + how to go about claiming it.
Read more
INSPIRATION: BEHIND THE SANS BEAST LOGO
Split image of Sans Beast hardware + vegan handbags, all showing the Sans Beast Ox logo

By Jennifer Wills

'What's with the upside down A?' We often get asked about what our logo means - discover the design journey to developing our distinctive 'Ox'.
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EDUCATION: FASHION REVOLUTION 2024
Sans Beast - Fashion Revolution Blog Image: Blind Consumerism by Aaron Weiss

By Jennifer Wills

This week is Fashion Revolution week, an annual global campaign bringing together the world's largest fashion movement for a week of action. Everyone has a part to play in building a fashion industry that puts people, animals + the planet first: we encourage you to visit Fashion Revolution and reflect on where your clothes + accessories came from.
Read more
VEGAN EATS: EASTER (TR)EATS
Sans Beast Creative Journal - Easter Treats

By Emily Esen

Autumn is here in the Southern Hem + Easter is approaching.  You're thinking about taking some time off, getting some R+R....and eating.  We've gathered some vegan chocolate options to consider, as well as tasty recipes for Easter gatherings.  Do the chickens, pigs, cows, sheep etcetera a favour, and leave them off your plate this Easter.
Read more
INSPIRATION: A MATERIAL WORLD
Image of moodboards showing vegan handbags and decorative panels in pastel colours, from the Lineapelle trade fair in Milan

By Jennifer Wills

Take a glimpse into my trip to Europe in September - with a particular focus on the Lineapelle material fair in Milan, Italy.  Material is at the core of our ethos - specifically choosing not to work with animal hides - and sourcing innovative alternatives to leather provides both inspiration and education.  The vegan fashion space has come a long way in the past decade + the future looks even brighter.
Read more
NEWS: ETHICS, VALUE + THE SANS BEAST APPROACH.
Sans Beast Creature Blog featuring Cathryn Wills + Rosie the dog

By Cathryn Wills

Cathryn shares what goes into a Sans Beast bag, what value means to her – and ultimately, why creating pieces without animal products is important to the Sans Beast brand.  Ethics + sustainability often get used in an interchangeable manner - yet, they're different.  The ethics of mass raising + slaughtering animals is questionable at best.  Read on to learn what value + ethics mean to the Sans Beast founder.
Read more
INSPIRATION: 7TH BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS
A collage of black + white images of Sans Beast vegan handbags, models, team members + makers.

By Jennifer Wills

To mark our 7th birthday, our founder Cathryn shares her reflections on creating - and sustaining - a vegan bag brand.   "I left an executive level role in fashion...
Read more
VEGAN EATS: NO MEAT MAY
No Meat May Recipes: Savoury Galette with Vegan Ricotta from Rainbow Plant Life

By Jennifer Wills

'No Meat May' is here, inspiring people to ditch meat - or meat + dairy - for the month of May and reap the benefits of plant-based living.  Check out some of our favourite vegan recipes to get you started, and discover what an impact going meat-free can have.
Read more
STYLE: TOTES FOR ALL - WHICH TOTE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Eugenia carries the Universo Vegan Tote Bag with the Barricade Strap

By Jennifer Wills

Our tote collection continues to expand, to offer some new silhouettes + materials. Discover your perfect tote fit for whatever adventures await you.
Read more
EDUCATION: BEYOND VEGAN LEATHER - MEET OUR APPLESKIN™ BAGS
Italian Uppeal AppleSkin™ - black and white image of apple trees

By Jennifer Wills

Introducing more bio-based materials into the Sans Beast handbag collection is our goal, and we're excited to launch more styles crafted in Italian Appleskin™ as part of Series 14. Learn more about this innovative material.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 14 'MODERN LOVE'
Yixin holds the Sans Beast Sanctuary Handbag in Hickory

By Jennifer Wills

Welcome to Modern Love, our 14th collection of vegan handbags + accessories. Series 14 introduces a new style in Italian Uppeal AppleSkin™ and a fresh palette of Hickory, Sage + Mahogany.
Read more
INSPIRATION: A MATERIAL WORLD
Image of moodboards showing vegan handbags and decorative panels in pastel colours, from the Lineapelle trade fair in Milan

By Jennifer Wills

Take a glimpse into my trip to Europe in September - with a particular focus on the Lineapelle material fair in Milan, Italy.  Material is at the core of our ethos - specifically choosing not to work with animal hides - and sourcing innovative alternatives to leather provides both inspiration and education.  The vegan fashion space has come a long way in the past decade + the future looks even brighter.
Read more
EDUCATION: BEYOND VEGAN LEATHER - WHAT IS MIRUM?
Closeup image of rubber plant leaves - taken from Natural Fiber Welding, makers of MIRUM vegan leather

By Jennifer Wills

We talk a lot about materials at Sans Beast, as a brand always looking for innovative, durable + beautiful alternatives to animal leather. Introducing more bio-based fabrics is our goal, and MIRUM® is an important part of that. Learn more about this fabulous material.
Read more
NEWS: ETHICS, VALUE + THE SANS BEAST APPROACH.
Sans Beast Creature Blog featuring Cathryn Wills + Rosie the dog

By Cathryn Wills

Cathryn shares what goes into a Sans Beast bag, what value means to her – and ultimately, why creating pieces without animal products is important to the Sans Beast brand.  Ethics + sustainability often get used in an interchangeable manner - yet, they're different.  The ethics of mass raising + slaughtering animals is questionable at best.  Read on to learn what value + ethics mean to the Sans Beast founder.
Read more
NEWS: IS YOUR HANDBAG TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Eugenia carries the Archive Vegan Leather Tote Bag in black

By Jennifer Wills

Did you know that you may be able to claim your work tote bag as a tax deduction? It's almost the end of the financial year in Australia + many of us are looking at potential deductions to reduce our taxable income. Here’s how you can determine if your Sans Beast handbag qualifies + how to go about claiming it.
Read more
INSPIRATION: 7TH BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS
A collage of black + white images of Sans Beast vegan handbags, models, team members + makers.

By Jennifer Wills

To mark our 7th birthday, our founder Cathryn shares her reflections on creating - and sustaining - a vegan bag brand.   "I left an executive level role in fashion...
Read more
INSPIRATION: BEHIND THE SANS BEAST LOGO
Split image of Sans Beast hardware + vegan handbags, all showing the Sans Beast Ox logo

By Jennifer Wills

'What's with the upside down A?' We often get asked about what our logo means - discover the design journey to developing our distinctive 'Ox'.
Read more
VEGAN EATS: NO MEAT MAY
No Meat May Recipes: Savoury Galette with Vegan Ricotta from Rainbow Plant Life

By Jennifer Wills

'No Meat May' is here, inspiring people to ditch meat - or meat + dairy - for the month of May and reap the benefits of plant-based living.  Check out some of our favourite vegan recipes to get you started, and discover what an impact going meat-free can have.
Read more
EDUCATION: FASHION REVOLUTION 2024
Sans Beast - Fashion Revolution Blog Image: Blind Consumerism by Aaron Weiss

By Jennifer Wills

This week is Fashion Revolution week, an annual global campaign bringing together the world's largest fashion movement for a week of action. Everyone has a part to play in building a fashion industry that puts people, animals + the planet first: we encourage you to visit Fashion Revolution and reflect on where your clothes + accessories came from.
Read more
STYLE: TOTES FOR ALL - WHICH TOTE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Eugenia carries the Universo Vegan Tote Bag with the Barricade Strap

By Jennifer Wills

Our tote collection continues to expand, to offer some new silhouettes + materials. Discover your perfect tote fit for whatever adventures await you.
Read more
VEGAN EATS: EASTER (TR)EATS
Sans Beast Creative Journal - Easter Treats

By Emily Esen

Autumn is here in the Southern Hem + Easter is approaching.  You're thinking about taking some time off, getting some R+R....and eating.  We've gathered some vegan chocolate options to consider, as well as tasty recipes for Easter gatherings.  Do the chickens, pigs, cows, sheep etcetera a favour, and leave them off your plate this Easter.
Read more
EDUCATION: BEYOND VEGAN LEATHER - MEET OUR APPLESKIN™ BAGS
Italian Uppeal AppleSkin™ - black and white image of apple trees

By Jennifer Wills

Introducing more bio-based materials into the Sans Beast handbag collection is our goal, and we're excited to launch more styles crafted in Italian Appleskin™ as part of Series 14. Learn more about this innovative material.
Read more