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THE CREATURE BLOG

Sourcing materials is a major part of creating our vegan handbag collections at Sans Beast.  With our core mission to use no animal products, we take a look at the range of biobased + manmade materials currently available for non leather handbags, and talk you through some of the issues in selecting the right materials.  Cost, minimums, freight + commercial availability are all factors that come into play when we're compiling our wishlist for new collections.  
We recently chatted to Sian Murray, co-founder of Pleasant State - the Sunshine Coast based startup, focused on revolutionising the cleaning products space, with earth friendly solutions.   They're cruelty free, locally made + incredibly committed to their vision.  Read on to learn about this dynamic duo + what they've got planned for getting your home clean, sans toxic chemicals.

Easter 2021 is nearly upon us, and the Sans Beast team are looking forward to enjoying a short break.  Perhaps even a Long Lunch with family (see what we did there..) that includes some dairy free sweet treats. 

Vegan chocolate is becoming far more readily available in Australia.  For some, the opposition to dairy consumption may be about an intolerance to lactose - for us (and an increasing number of people), it's about saying no to animal exploitation. 

Here are some fabulous dairy free options to keep your sweet tooth happy this Easter.

Reptilian.  The word evokes prehistoric mystery, an otherworldliness, a cold blooded family of creatures + ultimately, fear.  We've been raised to see these slithery, silent + stealthy beings, as the enemy.  But despite seeing mystery + beauty in these creatures, we don't believe they should be exploited for their body parts - simply to cater to our vanities.  We're a fan of faux + we'd love to show you some options for how to wear + style it.  Read on.

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.
Pam Ahern is the founder + owner of Edgar's Mission. A former equestrian champion, a chance encounter with a trotter named Edgar Alan Pig saw her give up her full time job + create a haven for farm animals which she built from the ground up. We caught up with her to talk about her incredible + inspiring journey.
We spoke with Victoria Fox, the inspiring founder of Melbourne CBD urban beauty wonderland (aka day spa with a difference) Miss Fox about all things business, the need for evolution when priorities change + the importance of self care in the business building + life journey.   If you've not visited this special place, we encourage you to indulge + take some time out of that busy schedule to slow down + get pampered.  
Curious about how to turn your makeup kit cruelty free + vegan?  Emily from our Sans Beast HQ brings her passion for makeup, together with some research, to deliver a bunch of go-to tips on what's what in the land of CF+V cosmetics + beauty.  Read on to discover how you can bring a kinder approach to your face time.

Continuing the conversation with some fabulous founders building businesses in the 'animal product free' space - why they do what they do, what the market response has been + how they keep things firing when times are tough.  Read about the founders of Twoobs, No Saints + Ahimsa Collective - a bunch of inspiring women doing things their way.

From day 1 of Sans Beast, we wanted to ensure we were walking our talk by committing to animal welfare in a tangible way.  We donate the gross profits from the sales of bag charms to animal rescue sanctuary, Edgars Mission.  The sanctuary is open to visitors + is a delightful day trip for anyone visiting or living in Melbourne.  You will learn from the caring + knowledgeable volunteers + staff at Edgars Mission + be inspired by the non human residents of this peaceful property.
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