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THE CREATIVE JOURNAL

INSPIRATION: SERIES 13 - WANDERLUST
INSPIRATION: SERIES 13 - WANDERLUST

By Jennifer Wills

Welcome to Wonderlust: our 13th collection of modern + functional handbags, designed with adventure in mind. Series 13 heralds the expansion of our bio-based material offering, with new styles in Italian Appleskin™ and a returning favourite in Desserto Cactus 'leather.'
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 12 - A DAY IN THE LIFE
April lounges in a neutral toned cactus 'leather' chair, wearing two citron Sans Beast bags

By Jennifer Wills

Our 12th collection is here, our latest range of vegan bags + accessories designed, as always, to bring beauty without the beast. We adore the storytelling aspect of creating a visual campaign...
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INSPIRATION: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2023
A collection of black + white images of fabulous female founders

By Jennifer Wills

Be inspired by our International Women's Day Female Founder Series. From a range of market sectors + backgrounds, these women all share stories of creativity, vision + leaning in to the risk of building something from nothing.
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INSPIRATION: IT'S TIME TO BLOOM.
A woman wearing a light blue cutout dress and two lilac handbags reaching up to a bright blue sky.  She is surrounded by pink magnolia flowers.

By JENNIFER WILLS

2020 has been tumultuous so far + Sans Beast has not been immune to the challenges.  As a niche, vegan handbag brand celebrating our second birthday in March, it was a rude awakening to follow the blowing out of the birthday candles with a new acronym + lifestyle - WFH.  However this post is not about doom + gloom, it's about celebrating creativity, getting excited about a new collection, recognising the power (and importance) of collaboration + enjoying the notion of blooming again.
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IN CONVERSATION: JACK RIVER + JESS COCHRANE.
Sans Beast Creature Blog - image of Jack River

By Cathryn Wills

We asked musician Holly Rankin (aka Jack River) + Jess Cochrane to share some of their thoughts on the environment, the human condition, the future + quite simply, how they respond to the noise, through their creativity.  We came away from these chats inspired + uplifted.  Art + music are two powerful mediums for human connection - we could all do with more of these in our lives. 
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IN CONVERSATION: PURPOSE + THE PASSION, PART I.
Sans Beast Creature Blog - The Purpose and the Passion Part 1

By Cathryn Wills

Creating a business with an ethical ethos is no easy task.  We spoke with Amanda Walker, Co-Founder + Head of Operations at vegan fast food chain, Lord of the Fries, Anna Ross, Founder + Creative Director of ethical beauty brand Kester Black, and Gilat Shani, Designer + Co-Owner, Unreal Fur - about building a business with purpose, what collaboration looks like + how they remain focused + optimistic when challenges arise. This is Part 1 + next week for Part II, we'll talk with the fabulous founders of Ahimsa Collective, TWOOBS + No Saints shoes.
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INSPIRATION: FROM TRASH TO TREASURE - THE BEAUTY OF UPCYCLED FASHION
INSPIRATION: FROM TRASH TO TREASURE - THE BEAUTY OF UPCYCLED FASHION

By Jennifer Wills

What to do when a bag is no longer able to be repaired, when it's beyond rescuing? We don't give up on them + send them to landfill: we embrace the beauty of upcycled fashion.
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EDUCATION: FASHION REVOLUTION 2023
Text reads Fashion Revolution Week, with an overlay of the 'Coastline' typeface created by Johan Elmehag

By Jennifer Wills

It's Fashion Revolution 2023, the 10th anniversary of a global campaign that was conceptualised after the horror of the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013. The aim is to bring attention + respect to workers + the planet. We'll be marking the week with stories on who's behind our bags, as well as expanding our charity giving + a super exciting upcycling collab to come.
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EDUCATION: THE KINDNESS PROJECT + PETA #DROPCROC
An closeup image of Paris holding a black Sans Beast Reader Satchel vegan handbag with faux croco finish.

By Jennifer Wills

Sans Beast was created with the sole purpose of delivering vegan fashion that had beauty without the beast, so we don't hesitate to lend our voice to the #dropcroc campaign to end the slaughter of crocodiles for fashion.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 5 SHOOT, THE ILLUMINATED FIFTH.
Sans Beast Series 5: The Illuminated Fifth

By Cathryn Wills

Read about our inspiration, our collaborators + why we felt so strongly about getting illuminated, for our Series 05 photographic campaign.  In a time of unrest in the world, let us stand up + do better by each other, the animals + the environment.  Let us prove we are worthy of being stardust.
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IN CONVERSATION: ALISHA RICH. WATERCOLOUR ARTIST.
Sans Beast Creature Blog featuring Alisha Rich, artist

By Cathryn Wills

After meeting Sydney based artist Alisha Rich, through IG (where so many creative convos start nowadays...), we commissioned two paintings to underpin the waterflow feeling of Series 04.  We chatted about her practise, what it is about watercolour that resonates + why rebellion against the status quo is at the centre of her approach to creative living.
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IN CONVERSATION: ON THE ROAD, WITH INSPIRED TRAVELLERS.
Taralynn Disher sitting watching a sunset

By JENNIFER WILLS

Impromptu destinations, living in a van for months on end + discovering new perspectives on the road.  We talk to some fascinating people about their traveling lives and share a few dream destinations for the traveller wanting to tread lightly on this earth...and escape Winter.  Get that travel wishlist happening...thoughts become plans become actions.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 13 - WANDERLUST
INSPIRATION: SERIES 13 - WANDERLUST

By Jennifer Wills

Welcome to Wonderlust: our 13th collection of modern + functional handbags, designed with adventure in mind. Series 13 heralds the expansion of our bio-based material offering, with new styles in Italian Appleskin™ and a returning favourite in Desserto Cactus 'leather.'
Read more
INSPIRATION: FROM TRASH TO TREASURE - THE BEAUTY OF UPCYCLED FASHION
INSPIRATION: FROM TRASH TO TREASURE - THE BEAUTY OF UPCYCLED FASHION

By Jennifer Wills

What to do when a bag is no longer able to be repaired, when it's beyond rescuing? We don't give up on them + send them to landfill: we embrace the beauty of upcycled fashion.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 12 - A DAY IN THE LIFE
April lounges in a neutral toned cactus 'leather' chair, wearing two citron Sans Beast bags

By Jennifer Wills

Our 12th collection is here, our latest range of vegan bags + accessories designed, as always, to bring beauty without the beast. We adore the storytelling aspect of creating a visual campaign...
Read more
EDUCATION: FASHION REVOLUTION 2023
Text reads Fashion Revolution Week, with an overlay of the 'Coastline' typeface created by Johan Elmehag

By Jennifer Wills

It's Fashion Revolution 2023, the 10th anniversary of a global campaign that was conceptualised after the horror of the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013. The aim is to bring attention + respect to workers + the planet. We'll be marking the week with stories on who's behind our bags, as well as expanding our charity giving + a super exciting upcycling collab to come.
Read more
INSPIRATION: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2023
A collection of black + white images of fabulous female founders

By Jennifer Wills

Be inspired by our International Women's Day Female Founder Series. From a range of market sectors + backgrounds, these women all share stories of creativity, vision + leaning in to the risk of building something from nothing.
Read more
EDUCATION: THE KINDNESS PROJECT + PETA #DROPCROC
An closeup image of Paris holding a black Sans Beast Reader Satchel vegan handbag with faux croco finish.

By Jennifer Wills

Sans Beast was created with the sole purpose of delivering vegan fashion that had beauty without the beast, so we don't hesitate to lend our voice to the #dropcroc campaign to end the slaughter of crocodiles for fashion.
Read more
INSPIRATION: IT'S TIME TO BLOOM.
A woman wearing a light blue cutout dress and two lilac handbags reaching up to a bright blue sky.  She is surrounded by pink magnolia flowers.

By JENNIFER WILLS

2020 has been tumultuous so far + Sans Beast has not been immune to the challenges.  As a niche, vegan handbag brand celebrating our second birthday in March, it was a rude awakening to follow the blowing out of the birthday candles with a new acronym + lifestyle - WFH.  However this post is not about doom + gloom, it's about celebrating creativity, getting excited about a new collection, recognising the power (and importance) of collaboration + enjoying the notion of blooming again.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 5 SHOOT, THE ILLUMINATED FIFTH.
Sans Beast Series 5: The Illuminated Fifth

By Cathryn Wills

Read about our inspiration, our collaborators + why we felt so strongly about getting illuminated, for our Series 05 photographic campaign.  In a time of unrest in the world, let us stand up + do better by each other, the animals + the environment.  Let us prove we are worthy of being stardust.
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: JACK RIVER + JESS COCHRANE.
Sans Beast Creature Blog - image of Jack River

By Cathryn Wills

We asked musician Holly Rankin (aka Jack River) + Jess Cochrane to share some of their thoughts on the environment, the human condition, the future + quite simply, how they respond to the noise, through their creativity.  We came away from these chats inspired + uplifted.  Art + music are two powerful mediums for human connection - we could all do with more of these in our lives. 
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: ALISHA RICH. WATERCOLOUR ARTIST.
Sans Beast Creature Blog featuring Alisha Rich, artist

By Cathryn Wills

After meeting Sydney based artist Alisha Rich, through IG (where so many creative convos start nowadays...), we commissioned two paintings to underpin the waterflow feeling of Series 04.  We chatted about her practise, what it is about watercolour that resonates + why rebellion against the status quo is at the centre of her approach to creative living.
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Read more
IN CONVERSATION: PURPOSE + THE PASSION, PART I.
Sans Beast Creature Blog - The Purpose and the Passion Part 1

By Cathryn Wills

Creating a business with an ethical ethos is no easy task.  We spoke with Amanda Walker, Co-Founder + Head of Operations at vegan fast food chain, Lord of the Fries, Anna Ross, Founder + Creative Director of ethical beauty brand Kester Black, and Gilat Shani, Designer + Co-Owner, Unreal Fur - about building a business with purpose, what collaboration looks like + how they remain focused + optimistic when challenges arise. This is Part 1 + next week for Part II, we'll talk with the fabulous founders of Ahimsa Collective, TWOOBS + No Saints shoes.
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: ON THE ROAD, WITH INSPIRED TRAVELLERS.
Taralynn Disher sitting watching a sunset

By JENNIFER WILLS

Impromptu destinations, living in a van for months on end + discovering new perspectives on the road.  We talk to some fascinating people about their traveling lives and share a few dream destinations for the traveller wanting to tread lightly on this earth...and escape Winter.  Get that travel wishlist happening...thoughts become plans become actions.
Read more