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THE CREATIVE JOURNAL

INSPIRATION: 7TH BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS
A collage of black + white images of Sans Beast bags, models, team members + makers.

By Cathryn 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...
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INSPIRATION: VEGANUARY - TIME TO GO SANS BEAST?
A split image with one side showing a cow and the other, a fluffy dog.

By Jennifer Wills

January is here - and so is Veganuary. The team behind the Veganuary initiative encourage people to take the pledge to try a vegan diet - and we're joining in with words of encouragement plus some enticing plant based suggestions to get you started.  The animals, the earth + your health will thank you.  Read on to discover more.
Read more
INSPIRATION: A MATERIAL WORLD
Image of moodboards showing handbags and decorative panels in pastel colours, from the Lineapelle trade fair in Milan

By Cathryn 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
STYLE: HOW TO WEAR THE BRIGHT SPARK
April carries the Bright Spark Cinnamon + Elemental Chain Strap Gold

By Jennifer Wills

The Bright Spark has become a firm favourite with our community + our studio team, too. Get styling tips + inpso for how to wear this crossbody beauty, a versatile wardrobe addition for night, day + play.
Read more
INSPIRATION: PACK YOUR BAGS FOR A (VEGAN) WINTER GETAWAY
An aerial image of the Peninsula Hot Springs in Mornington Victoria

By Jennifer Wills

As the weather turns colder, we're looking for places to stay + eat on a cruelty free Winter Getaway.  Read our recommendations for all around Australia this winter - plus, the perfect vegan bags for travel.
Read more
INSPIRATION: BAGS PACKED, READY TO RELAX ON AN EASTER GETAWAY
Magbul carries the Daytripper Tote in Cinnamon

By Jennifer Wills

Easter is nearly here + thoughts of a relaxing getaway are front of mind. Hospitality + the arts have done it tough the last few years, so we share some holiday inspo on vegan friendly places to eat, stay + play, and of course what vegan bags to pack.
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.'
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STYLE: VEGAN BAGS FOR SPRING/SUMMER EVENTS SEASON
An elegantly set dinner table, with various Sans Beast handbags served on plates.

By Jennifer Wills

Spring / Summer in Australia means events season. We've picked some of our favourite vegan bags for hitting the proverbial d-floor, the red carpet, the restaurant + the glamorous backyard (vegan) BBQ.  Discover some of our favourite treasures, to consider as your 'plus one' at your festive soiree.
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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...
Read more
STYLE: 5 WAYS TO WEAR THE READER SATCHEL
Cropped image of the Noir + Gold Reader Satchel

By Jennifer Wills

The Reader Satchel is our most loved crossbody bag, regularly topping the best seller list + sought after as a gift for cruelty free handbag lovers.  We have some styling inspo to get the most out of your Reader, with 5 ways to wear this crossbody beauty.
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 11 - CONVERSATIONS BEYOND
Split image of Penny wearing the Reader Satchel + Highway Strap in Forest Green, and Magbul holding the High Road Mini Emerald + Elemental Chain Strap in Gold.

By Jennifer Wills

Our 11th collection of vegan bags + accessories is here, featuring cherished silhouettes in fresh tones + a sprinkling of new shapes. The Series 11 campaign entitled 'Conversations Beyond' was informed by the notion of exploring conversations to find education, inspiration and - perhaps - discover a new, kinder path.
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EDUCATION: OUR RAW MATERIAL ROADMAP
The green painted wall of the Sans Beast Studio, with various handbags in black + white hanging on oversized hooks.

By Cathryn Wills

It's been awhile since we've written about our approach to raw materials + with the rapid change occurring in this space, combined with enthusiasm around the question of 'whats to come next for Sans Beast?', our founder, Cathryn Wills, has written an overview of our material roadmap.  Read on for a recap of where we've come from, where we're at + where we're going.  It's an evolving space + with collection leadtimes being 11+ months, combined with development cost investment challenges, it's one that moves slowly (but surely) for this independent, small business.
Read more
INSPIRATION: 7TH BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS
A collage of black + white images of Sans Beast bags, models, team members + makers.

By Cathryn 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: 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: VEGANUARY - TIME TO GO SANS BEAST?
A split image with one side showing a cow and the other, a fluffy dog.

By Jennifer Wills

January is here - and so is Veganuary. The team behind the Veganuary initiative encourage people to take the pledge to try a vegan diet - and we're joining in with words of encouragement plus some enticing plant based suggestions to get you started.  The animals, the earth + your health will thank you.  Read on to discover more.
Read more
STYLE: VEGAN BAGS FOR SPRING/SUMMER EVENTS SEASON
An elegantly set dinner table, with various Sans Beast handbags served on plates.

By Jennifer Wills

Spring / Summer in Australia means events season. We've picked some of our favourite vegan bags for hitting the proverbial d-floor, the red carpet, the restaurant + the glamorous backyard (vegan) BBQ.  Discover some of our favourite treasures, to consider as your 'plus one' at your festive soiree.
Read more
INSPIRATION: A MATERIAL WORLD
Image of moodboards showing handbags and decorative panels in pastel colours, from the Lineapelle trade fair in Milan

By Cathryn 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
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
STYLE: HOW TO WEAR THE BRIGHT SPARK
April carries the Bright Spark Cinnamon + Elemental Chain Strap Gold

By Jennifer Wills

The Bright Spark has become a firm favourite with our community + our studio team, too. Get styling tips + inpso for how to wear this crossbody beauty, a versatile wardrobe addition for night, day + play.
Read more
STYLE: 5 WAYS TO WEAR THE READER SATCHEL
Cropped image of the Noir + Gold Reader Satchel

By Jennifer Wills

The Reader Satchel is our most loved crossbody bag, regularly topping the best seller list + sought after as a gift for cruelty free handbag lovers.  We have some styling inspo to get the most out of your Reader, with 5 ways to wear this crossbody beauty.
Read more
INSPIRATION: PACK YOUR BAGS FOR A (VEGAN) WINTER GETAWAY
An aerial image of the Peninsula Hot Springs in Mornington Victoria

By Jennifer Wills

As the weather turns colder, we're looking for places to stay + eat on a cruelty free Winter Getaway.  Read our recommendations for all around Australia this winter - plus, the perfect vegan bags for travel.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 11 - CONVERSATIONS BEYOND
Split image of Penny wearing the Reader Satchel + Highway Strap in Forest Green, and Magbul holding the High Road Mini Emerald + Elemental Chain Strap in Gold.

By Jennifer Wills

Our 11th collection of vegan bags + accessories is here, featuring cherished silhouettes in fresh tones + a sprinkling of new shapes. The Series 11 campaign entitled 'Conversations Beyond' was informed by the notion of exploring conversations to find education, inspiration and - perhaps - discover a new, kinder path.
Read more
INSPIRATION: BAGS PACKED, READY TO RELAX ON AN EASTER GETAWAY
Magbul carries the Daytripper Tote in Cinnamon

By Jennifer Wills

Easter is nearly here + thoughts of a relaxing getaway are front of mind. Hospitality + the arts have done it tough the last few years, so we share some holiday inspo on vegan friendly places to eat, stay + play, and of course what vegan bags to pack.
Read more
EDUCATION: OUR RAW MATERIAL ROADMAP
The green painted wall of the Sans Beast Studio, with various handbags in black + white hanging on oversized hooks.

By Cathryn Wills

It's been awhile since we've written about our approach to raw materials + with the rapid change occurring in this space, combined with enthusiasm around the question of 'whats to come next for Sans Beast?', our founder, Cathryn Wills, has written an overview of our material roadmap.  Read on for a recap of where we've come from, where we're at + where we're going.  It's an evolving space + with collection leadtimes being 11+ months, combined with development cost investment challenges, it's one that moves slowly (but surely) for this independent, small business.
Read more