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THE CREATIVE JOURNAL

VEGAN EATS: GOOD FOOD / GOOD MOOD.
Sans Beast Vegan Recipes: Closeup image of a vegan salted caramel tart.

By Jennifer Wills

We're not nutritionists, dieticians or chefs.  But we do like food, and we love discovering plant based recipes to add to our repertoire of cooking options.  With the winter chill in the air in Melbourne, we're reaching for home cooked, whole food, plant based recipes that ensure we remain healthy in our body + mind.  Get tempted, ditch the constant takeaway, buy up those veggies + tap into your inner gourmand.
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: 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
STYLE: HOW TO WEAR THE DUMPLING
Coco wears a green toned suit and holds the Artichoke Dumpling Vegan Crossbody Bag in her hands

By Jennifer Wills

The Dumpling is a new, soft silhouette for Series 10.  Unique, attention grabbing + a definite conversation starter, The Dumpling is one of our new favourites.  Yet, being a strong shape, it can be a  challenge to understand how it will look on the body, just seeing it online.  We've gathered some styling inspo on how to wear this sculptural vegan bag - from stylist Sally McKinnon to our Sans Beast team.
Read more
INSPIRATION: OUR FAVOURITE CRUELTY FREE FINDS
IMAGE OF FLUFF MAKEUP AGAINST A YELLOW BACKGROUND + CANDLES TO THE RIGHT.

By Cathryn Wills

Looking for cruelty free recommendations - beyond a vegan bag? The SB team have you covered with our picks of vegan beauty, fashion, homewares + more.
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: 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
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 SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY
A flatlay image of a Sans Beast Reader Satchel + Barricade Strap with dustbag, printed tissue paper and stickers.

By Jennifer Wills

Sustainability is the buzzword of the moment. We don't profess perfection, but we have made some intentional choices in our manufacturing, materials + packaging that keep us on a path we are proud of.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 10 - MEMENTO
IMAGE OF COCO STANDING IN A GARDEN WEARING A YELLOW SATIN SUIT + CARRYING TWO SANS BEAST DUMPLING BAGS

By Cathryn Wills

Series 10: Memento, is nearly here.  What is about the notion of memento mori that resonated, who are our creative collaborators + where is that stunning garden? All of these questions + more covered in this brief missive about our 10th collection in this Sans Beast journey.
Read more
INSPIRATION: CHARITY UPDATE FOR 2022
A sheep standing in a paddock under a blue sky at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary

By Jennifer Wills

As a new financial year begins in Australia, we want to update our community on our charitable donations + the impact each cruelty free purchase from Sans Beast has on three important causes.
Read more
VEGAN EATS: GOOD FOOD / GOOD MOOD.
Sans Beast Vegan Recipes: Closeup image of a vegan salted caramel tart.

By Jennifer Wills

We're not nutritionists, dieticians or chefs.  But we do like food, and we love discovering plant based recipes to add to our repertoire of cooking options.  With the winter chill in the air in Melbourne, we're reaching for home cooked, whole food, plant based recipes that ensure we remain healthy in our body + mind.  Get tempted, ditch the constant takeaway, buy up those veggies + tap into your inner gourmand.
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
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
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
EDUCATION: OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY
A flatlay image of a Sans Beast Reader Satchel + Barricade Strap with dustbag, printed tissue paper and stickers.

By Jennifer Wills

Sustainability is the buzzword of the moment. We don't profess perfection, but we have made some intentional choices in our manufacturing, materials + packaging that keep us on a path we are proud of.
Read more
STYLE: HOW TO WEAR THE DUMPLING
Coco wears a green toned suit and holds the Artichoke Dumpling Vegan Crossbody Bag in her hands

By Jennifer Wills

The Dumpling is a new, soft silhouette for Series 10.  Unique, attention grabbing + a definite conversation starter, The Dumpling is one of our new favourites.  Yet, being a strong shape, it can be a  challenge to understand how it will look on the body, just seeing it online.  We've gathered some styling inspo on how to wear this sculptural vegan bag - from stylist Sally McKinnon to our Sans Beast team.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 10 - MEMENTO
IMAGE OF COCO STANDING IN A GARDEN WEARING A YELLOW SATIN SUIT + CARRYING TWO SANS BEAST DUMPLING BAGS

By Cathryn Wills

Series 10: Memento, is nearly here.  What is about the notion of memento mori that resonated, who are our creative collaborators + where is that stunning garden? All of these questions + more covered in this brief missive about our 10th collection in this Sans Beast journey.
Read more
INSPIRATION: OUR FAVOURITE CRUELTY FREE FINDS
IMAGE OF FLUFF MAKEUP AGAINST A YELLOW BACKGROUND + CANDLES TO THE RIGHT.

By Cathryn Wills

Looking for cruelty free recommendations - beyond a vegan bag? The SB team have you covered with our picks of vegan beauty, fashion, homewares + more.
Read more
INSPIRATION: CHARITY UPDATE FOR 2022
A sheep standing in a paddock under a blue sky at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary

By Jennifer Wills

As a new financial year begins in Australia, we want to update our community on our charitable donations + the impact each cruelty free purchase from Sans Beast has on three important causes.
Read more