Emma Hakansson has been a friend of Sans Beast, as well as an occasional face of the brand, since 'the beginning'. She is a woman who wears many hats, and applies her talents + time, to making a difference in this life. A passionate advocate for animals, a soon to be published author, a model + a content creator, Emma is someone who walks her talk. We hope you'll enjoy reading about this inspiring creative creature.
There's something about the heralding of Summer in Australia that puts us in a festive, party mood. There's also something about coming out of a pandemic lockdown that puts an extra spring in our step + gets us excited for socialising again. Spring Racing often marks the beginning of 'events season' here in Melbourne, however, we believe there are better things to celebrate. Getting through this year for one! We've picked some of our favourite beasts for hitting the proverbial d-floor, the virtual red carpet, the socially distanced restaurant + the glamorous backyard (vegan) BBQ.
We've been a fan of Karissa's style + authentic approach to telling her story, since day 1 of Sans Beast. As Creative Director of fashion + lifestyle blog, Tomgirl + Threads, Karissa Sparke believes in a conscious lifestyle. This involves plant based eating, slow living + treading lightly on our planet. She's renowned for her effortless style, her travel + beach adventures - and her growing menagerie of furry friends, including Bean + more recently, the heavenly Peanut. We caught up with Karissa to talk life, inspiration + how an avid traveller has adjusted to living life in lockdown.
We’re calling it early at Studio Sans Beast - khaki is one of our top picks for this Spring/ Summer season. For our Series 6 collection we’ve taken some of our much loved pieces + reimagined them in khaki toned fabrics, plus we’ve added in some brand new khaki styles. Here are our top khaki picks just in time for you to #BeastBloom:
Life may be looking + feeling different in 2021, but we've all still got things to carry. Be it for work, exercise, study or shopping, a roomy receptacle is called for. We've curated a selection of favourites in our vegan tote bag collection, read through to find your perfect tote.
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.
Amanda Leigh Walker is the Co-founder + Head of Operations of vegan fast food institution, Lord of the Fries. She's also a life coach + teaches people how to recalibrate their power, lead with love, live authentically + with purpose. We caught up to discuss her journey from french fry mogul to spiritual healer. We could all do with some healing right now - we hope you enjoy this conversation. And for those who haven't tried the fries - we strongly encourage you to do so. Everyone needs a salty potato treat to cheer up an iso day.
When times are confusing, challenging, lonely or isolating...or all of the above - we all need go-to mechanisms to call on for help in resilience. Our small team share their favourite books, podcasts, vegan eats + words of wisdom, for keeping it real during dark times. Sometimes we just need to get out of our own heads + ride out the storm.
You may call it a belt bag, a bumbag, a fanny pack or a bodypack - whatever the name, this utilitarian yet chic style of bag is here to stay. Rhi has put together a post on how to style a belt bag. We've got a few in our collection, from the Freefall to the Petite Smuggler - and a couple of cross body bags that double as belt bags with a quick change of the straps + buckles. Read on to discover just how versatile this trend can be.
Mother's Day is Sunday May 10. We know this year is different to any that have come before - and spending is not top of the agenda for many. We've come up with a list of activities you can do to make Mum feel special - no cash required. Whether you live with your Mum or you're in ISO + not able to see her right now - we think taking some time to consider how to shower her with your love is important, now more than ever.