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THE CREATIVE JOURNAL

INSPIRATION: A MATERIAL WORLD
Image of moodboards showing vegan handbags and decorative panels in pastel colours, from the Lineapelle trade fair in Milan

By Jennifer Wills

Take a glimpse into my trip to Europe in September - with a particular focus on the Lineapelle material fair in Milan, Italy.  Material is at the core of our ethos - specifically choosing not to work with animal hides - and sourcing innovative alternatives to leather provides both inspiration and education.  The vegan fashion space has come a long way in the past decade + the future looks even brighter.
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EDUCATION: OUR RAW MATERIAL ROADMAP
The green painted wall of the Sans Beast Studio, with various handbags in black + white hanging on oversized hooks.

By Cathryn Wills

It's been awhile since we've written about our approach to raw materials + with the rapid change occurring in this space, combined with enthusiasm around the question of 'whats to come next for Sans Beast?', our founder, Cathryn Wills, has written an overview of our material roadmap.  Read on for a recap of where we've come from, where we're at + where we're going.  It's an evolving space + with collection leadtimes being 11+ months, combined with development cost investment challenges, it's one that moves slowly (but surely) for this independent, small business.
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EDUCATION: THE KINDNESS PROJECT + PETA #DROPCROC
An closeup image of Paris holding a black Sans Beast Reader Satchel vegan handbag with faux croco finish.

By Jennifer Wills

Sans Beast was created with the sole purpose of delivering vegan fashion that had beauty without the beast, so we don't hesitate to lend our voice to the #dropcroc campaign to end the slaughter of crocodiles for fashion.
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: JOANNE LEE + THE WEETBIX GANG
Two sheep standing curiously in the bush

By Rhianna Dorling

Joanne Lee is an animal advocate who operates a vegan micro sanctuary in The Dandenong Ranges, around an hour outside of Melbourne. Her most notable residents are The Weetbix Gang - a flock of rescued sheep who have found sanctuary, fun + friendship together.
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: MICKEY SUZUKI TALKS FREEDOM
Sans Beast Creature Blog - Mickey Suzuki

By JENNIFER WILLS

When we think about freedom for everyone on the planet, we tend to think of humans only.  But did you know there are people fighting, every day, for the freedom of intelligent, thoughtful, sentient beings who have been mistreated by humankind? Mickey Suzuki is one of these people.  Her story of how she came to work with the Non human Rights Project, the ongoing struggle to win rights for non human animals + her inherent compassion for all living beings, is a compelling one.  Read on to learn more about the NhRP, what the difference between animal welfare + animal rights is, and discover encouraging stories about how cases are being fought + won, through legal avenues.
Read more
EDUCATION: FASHION REVOLUTION 2023
Text reads Fashion Revolution Week, with an overlay of the 'Coastline' typeface created by Johan Elmehag

By Jennifer Wills

It's Fashion Revolution 2023, the 10th anniversary of a global campaign that was conceptualised after the horror of the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013. The aim is to bring attention + respect to workers + the planet. We'll be marking the week with stories on who's behind our bags, as well as expanding our charity giving + a super exciting upcycling collab to come.
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REFLECTIONS ON SANS BEAST: 5 YEARS IN
The seven members of the Sans Beast team all wearing black + smiling at the camera

By Jennifer Wills

Our founder Cathryn reflects on 5 years of Sans Beast.   Never one to shy away from open + transparent language, Cathryn discusses the highs + lows of building our wonderful brand.
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IN CONVERSATION: EMMA HAKANSSON
Emma Hakansson holding an Animal Liberation sign with other protestors

By Cathryn Wills

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.
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EDUCATION: SHOULD TANNED LEATHER BE CALLED 'NATURAL'?
2 cows walking through water under a bridge, they look scared.

By Cathryn Wills

A few weeks ago, we threw a notion out into the universe that perhaps all this talk about leather being the 'natural' option when it comes to fashion, was not entirely true.  We said we'd discuss the manufacturing, the environmental impact, the biodegradability, and yes, even the ethics around the industrial level raising of animals on the planet.  We asked our community if they wanted to know more.  The answer was a resounding YES.  Co-authored by Cathryn Wills + Emma Hakansson, with as much research as they could gather to illustrate the point that 'faux' may be a dirty word to many, but modern leather has its own grubby secrets.
Read more
INSPIRATION: A MATERIAL WORLD
Image of moodboards showing vegan handbags and decorative panels in pastel colours, from the Lineapelle trade fair in Milan

By Jennifer Wills

Take a glimpse into my trip to Europe in September - with a particular focus on the Lineapelle material fair in Milan, Italy.  Material is at the core of our ethos - specifically choosing not to work with animal hides - and sourcing innovative alternatives to leather provides both inspiration and education.  The vegan fashion space has come a long way in the past decade + the future looks even brighter.
Read more
EDUCATION: FASHION REVOLUTION 2023
Text reads Fashion Revolution Week, with an overlay of the 'Coastline' typeface created by Johan Elmehag

By Jennifer Wills

It's Fashion Revolution 2023, the 10th anniversary of a global campaign that was conceptualised after the horror of the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013. The aim is to bring attention + respect to workers + the planet. We'll be marking the week with stories on who's behind our bags, as well as expanding our charity giving + a super exciting upcycling collab to come.
Read more
EDUCATION: OUR RAW MATERIAL ROADMAP
The green painted wall of the Sans Beast Studio, with various handbags in black + white hanging on oversized hooks.

By Cathryn Wills

It's been awhile since we've written about our approach to raw materials + with the rapid change occurring in this space, combined with enthusiasm around the question of 'whats to come next for Sans Beast?', our founder, Cathryn Wills, has written an overview of our material roadmap.  Read on for a recap of where we've come from, where we're at + where we're going.  It's an evolving space + with collection leadtimes being 11+ months, combined with development cost investment challenges, it's one that moves slowly (but surely) for this independent, small business.
Read more
REFLECTIONS ON SANS BEAST: 5 YEARS IN
The seven members of the Sans Beast team all wearing black + smiling at the camera

By Jennifer Wills

Our founder Cathryn reflects on 5 years of Sans Beast.   Never one to shy away from open + transparent language, Cathryn discusses the highs + lows of building our wonderful brand.
Read more
EDUCATION: THE KINDNESS PROJECT + PETA #DROPCROC
An closeup image of Paris holding a black Sans Beast Reader Satchel vegan handbag with faux croco finish.

By Jennifer Wills

Sans Beast was created with the sole purpose of delivering vegan fashion that had beauty without the beast, so we don't hesitate to lend our voice to the #dropcroc campaign to end the slaughter of crocodiles for fashion.
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: EMMA HAKANSSON
Emma Hakansson holding an Animal Liberation sign with other protestors

By Cathryn Wills

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.
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: JOANNE LEE + THE WEETBIX GANG
Two sheep standing curiously in the bush

By Rhianna Dorling

Joanne Lee is an animal advocate who operates a vegan micro sanctuary in The Dandenong Ranges, around an hour outside of Melbourne. Her most notable residents are The Weetbix Gang - a flock of rescued sheep who have found sanctuary, fun + friendship together.
Read more
EDUCATION: SHOULD TANNED LEATHER BE CALLED 'NATURAL'?
2 cows walking through water under a bridge, they look scared.

By Cathryn Wills

A few weeks ago, we threw a notion out into the universe that perhaps all this talk about leather being the 'natural' option when it comes to fashion, was not entirely true.  We said we'd discuss the manufacturing, the environmental impact, the biodegradability, and yes, even the ethics around the industrial level raising of animals on the planet.  We asked our community if they wanted to know more.  The answer was a resounding YES.  Co-authored by Cathryn Wills + Emma Hakansson, with as much research as they could gather to illustrate the point that 'faux' may be a dirty word to many, but modern leather has its own grubby secrets.
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: MICKEY SUZUKI TALKS FREEDOM
Sans Beast Creature Blog - Mickey Suzuki

By JENNIFER WILLS

When we think about freedom for everyone on the planet, we tend to think of humans only.  But did you know there are people fighting, every day, for the freedom of intelligent, thoughtful, sentient beings who have been mistreated by humankind? Mickey Suzuki is one of these people.  Her story of how she came to work with the Non human Rights Project, the ongoing struggle to win rights for non human animals + her inherent compassion for all living beings, is a compelling one.  Read on to learn more about the NhRP, what the difference between animal welfare + animal rights is, and discover encouraging stories about how cases are being fought + won, through legal avenues.
Read more