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THE CREATIVE JOURNAL

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.
More stories from CW's travels.  In this post, we've included excerpts from an interview with the wonderful Laura Callan of The Bright Store in London + a few go-to vegan spots for eats in London, Paris + Amsterdam.
CW has been in London + Europe for a few weeks, talking with inspiring people, getting the mood of retail + street style, seeking out plant based options along the road to share with the SB community back here in Melbourne + attending the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.  Read her take on the Summit here.

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.

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.
We spoke with the incredible artist Lisa King, about her large scale artworks, the gallery space she co-founded, speaking up + out on animal welfare, and the enduring beauty of the Renaissance.  In addition to being an inspiring artist - Lisa is also passionate about animal rights, and is not afraid to use her voice for the voiceless.
Happy 1st Birthday to us!  A reflection on the year that was, as Sans Beast turns one.  Read about our highs + lows - and ultimately, our happiness + gratitude, in arriving at our first birthday in one piece, ready to embrace what's next.
In anticipation of International Women's Day next week on March 8th, we've pulled together some ways for you to get involved with the incredible women in your life - and to perhaps, make more connections to inspire + uplift.
We talk with consummate traveller, Karissa Sparke about her recent 5 month European trip with husband Tom + discover the pros and cons to van life on the road.  Karissa + Tom certainly show a beautiful - and loved up - life on the road, and we are feeling the inspiration big time.  Be prepared to add 'vanlife' to your bucket list.
We've rounded up our fave vegan spots for Valentines Day....actually, any day of the year.  We dare non vegans to try some of these spots - they'll astound you for their pure delish factor.
Ella discusses creative direction, her dog Bobby, going off the grid and how she stays inspired.  We have worked with Ella on two campaigns, and both times she has brought creativity + energy to the project.  She has a unique style, with an enormous talent for nailing an eclectic yet effortless look.
A peek into our Series 3 collection + shoot - entitled 'Sensorius'.  Discover how we approached the season + why Caravaggio was so important to us.  Collaboration is key for any brand - and as a small business, it's even more important to make every effort (and dollar) count. We are so thankful for our collaborators - Stylist + Co-Creative Director on the shoot, Ella Murphy, Scott Newett + Jesper Hede of Cubed Studio, Xeneb Allen for H+MU, the two beauties fronting the lens Emma Hakamme + Alek Kuany.
THE CREATIVE JOURNAL - Sans Beast Blog