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    THE CREATURE BLOG

    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 2020, 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.
    We've all been there with the bottomless pit of a tote.  Throwing all of our daily needs into it when we've been rushing around being important + busy (note: slow down...but that's another blog post) .  When we create each bag - be it big or small - we focus on how our community will wear them + what they'll use them for.  Read on to learn about each of our tote bags - their form, functionality + versatility - and fall in love with the notion of bringing some organisation into your life.
    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.
    Meet our newest team member Rhi Dorling, who started in the role of Marketing Co-ordinator a mere 2 weeks ago.  Rhi impressed us with her passionate + articulate job application - and sealed the deal with the energy, intelligence + wit she brought to the interview process.  All of that, plus she was wearing a Sans Beast Petite Smuggler...what's not to love?  Read about Rhi's vegan brand tips + stay tuned for more words from our newest recruit.
    Responsible fashion choices that respect people, animals and our planet should be the norm, not a trend.  We share some thoughts + tips for being a more conscious consumer this festive season (and beyond).  We wish you the happiest of festive seasons + a beautiful 2020 ahead.
    After meeting Sydney based artist Alisha Rich, through IG (where so many creative convos start nowadays...), we commissioned two paintings to underpin the waterflow feeling of Series 04.  We chatted about her practise, what it is about watercolour that resonates + why rebellion against the status quo is at the centre of her approach to creative living.
    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.
    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.
    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.