IF 2020 HAS SHOWN US ANYTHING, IT'S AN APPRECIATION FOR WHAT'S IMPORTANT IN LIFE. WE THINK CARING FOR THE PLANET + OUR FELLOW EARTHLINGS IS HAVING AN IMPACT NOW MORE THAN EVER. WHATEVER YOU'RE GETTING UP TO THIS FESTIVE SEASON, IF GIFTING IS ON YOUR RADAR, WE'VE PUT TOGETHER A SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO HELP YOU VOTE FOR KINDNESS WITH YOUR WALLET.
We know the last 18 months have been challenging for all businesses - big + small. Yet, big businesses do typically have more of a buffer to ride these waves, so we are putting out a guide to highlight small businesses doing good things + hopefully it will provide some inspiration for your gifting destination. Naturally, we've included a few Sans Beast treasures to kick off the festive spirit.
THE SOCIAL CLASSIC.
An LBB (little black bag) will never go out of style, which means they’ll think of you when they use their classic black treasure for years to come. If you’re unsure of style, choose a vegan crossbody piece. This way they can wear their Sans Beast beauty for work, play + everything in between.
Are they a socialite? If so the Salon just became their party plus one. Big enough to fit essentials such as lipstick, phone, keys + a few cards + small enough to dance the night away with.
If they need a little bit more space, perhaps our signature Reader Satchel is for them. The Reader is loved by our beauties for its boxy shape + vintage luggage inspired handle. On top of being worn as a crossbody piece it can also be worn as a belt bag or simply carried by the handle. We’ve ranged it in a number of Noir fabrications with gold, silver + gunmetal hardware finishings. If you’re not sure which one they’d like best, gunmetal will match back to all jewellery.
If a modern, or sleek piece seems more 'them', try The Lobby. It features clean lines + a rectangular shape + our signature Ox turnlock hardware. A simple choice + suitable for any style.
The Life Professional.
Perhaps they’re starting university next year? Or simply excited at the thought of having a shiny new receptacle to show off for their return to the office? If this is the case then a Sans Beast cruelty free tote bag is the way to go.The Archive is our classic vegan tote bag. Featuring multiple gussets + a touch of our signature branded webbing, it’s large enough to fit a laptop, some notebooks + all their daily essentials.
If they carry a lot of tech, try The Gadget Tote - with compartments a many + all kinds of secret spots to hide their treasures. The silken Eco PU + shiny gold hardware give this one a luxe look that says “Dress for the job you want”.
If simplistic is best or perhaps if noir is not their thing, The Activist Tote is our newest roomy receptacle. It features less compartments making it an easy grab + go choice. This one comes in Chestnut + Vanilla and Midnight + Khaki. It features our signature Sans Beast Ox Logo throughout so they can proudly proclaim our cruelty free ethos wherever they go.
The Laidback Styler.
Our cruelty free belt bags are a huge part of our range + are loved by our Sans Beast community because they are fun, unexpected + not to mention oh so useful. Belt bags are a trend that isn’t going anywhere (more on that here) + are a perfect gift for someone who has their finger on the pulse of what’s in style.
Our signature Petite Smuggler embodies the classic 90’s belt bag silhouette + the Sans Beast design aesthetics we’re known for like branded webbing + our vintage inspired luggage handle. It comes in classic noir with gunmetal hardware + khaki with shiny gold hardware.
The Bandolier, our other signature belt bag style is a boxy, compact choice. If you’re not quite sure what your person would like, look no further than this one. It is much loved by our beauties as an everyday choice, as well as creatives such as make up artists + painters, who use it as a clever receptacle to put their tools in. The Bandolier comes in classic noir fabrications as well as Lilac, Khaki + Chestnut if they’d prefer a pop of colour.
GIFTS UNDER $100 + E-VOUCHERS.
For gifts on a budget we have you covered there too. The Overflow Tote is perfect for the recipient who isn’t sure what they want. Take it to the gym, take it shopping, take it to the beach - just name the place + The Overflow has you covered.
A Sans Beast E-voucher is the gift that allows your person to choose their own treasure. Available in denominations from $50-$500 + emailed to you or the recipient.
THE BACK OF HOUSE INFO.
We offer free worldwide shipping for orders over AUD$149. We encourage you to make your purchase early as there are still significant delays to the postal system due to COVID 19. For our Melbourne based customers, we offer pickup from our Brunswick studio. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
If your piece is going directly to your recipient just put a note in your order so we can customise their card + remove any price tags.
AND NOW THAT WE'VE TOOTED OUR OWN HORN, HERE ARE A SELECTION OF OUR FAVOURITE VEGAN + ETHICAL BRANDS WE WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS FESTIVE SEASON:
Hey Tiger Co. The name says it all - The Vegan Delight pack truly is a delight (we even personally taste tested it just to be sure). Including flavours with names like Game Changer + Hey Officer you really can’t go wrong. And the cute packaging is a gift within itself. Not all of Hey Tiger offerings are vegan, but they do such a great selection, we're hoping this part of their beautiful biz will keep growing.
Kelp & Co. Not just doing good for the skin or the animals, Kelp & Co are also aiming to end plastic pollution by educating their customers about the overuse of plastic in the beauty industry + committing to sustainable packaging.
Boody Because the loungewear trend isn’t a trend anymore - it's a lifestyle. Boody make oh so soft bamboo basics including underwear, everyday wear + activewear for men, women + baby. They’re also committed to an ethically sourced supply chain.
Impala Skate What do you get the the kid at heart? Well, a pair of vegan roller skates of course! Impala Rollerskates come in gorgeous brights as well as pastels + have nostalgic appeal. They've also recently released a range of skateboards - this brand truly is all about freedom + fun.
The Vegan Dairy are a family run business based in Dromana, Victoria. We're a fan of curating hampers for Christmas - it shows you've spent time gathering the ingredients + put it all together in a basket, box or receptacle (need we mention the Overflow Tote again...?). - and The Vegan Dairy do delicious cheeses, butters + creme fraiche which would be perfect for such a hamper.
Serpent & the Swan Ethically + sustainably sourced Australian designed jewellery. Each piece has a unique edge + is inspired by a love of animals, symbolism, nature + historic jewellery.
No Saints shoes is a Sydney based brand, making casual shoes in a variety of non animal materials, from apple leather to pinatex to recycled PU. The Founder, Caroline, is an incredible woman who has gone through so much over the past 12 months...and we're not talking COVID. After being hit by a car in Spain, late 2019, Caroline was hospitalised, spending over a year in various states of care. She has undergone an intense + extended neurological recovery chapter + is now back + ready to build No Saints. A true warrior woman - if you're not following her business, please do, and consider gifting a pair of No Saints shoes to yourself or someone you love....they come with bravery, resilience + beauty embedded into each footprint.
Whatever you get up to, give or celebrate this festive season, we wish you good health, laughter + a whole lot of love.