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THE CREATIVE JOURNAL

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
INSPIRATION: SERIES 10 - MEMENTO
IMAGE OF COCO STANDING IN A GARDEN WEARING A YELLOW SATIN SUIT + CARRYING TWO SANS BEAST DUMPLING BAGS

By Cathryn Wills

Series 10: Memento, is nearly here.  What is about the notion of memento mori that resonated, who are our creative collaborators + where is that stunning garden? All of these questions + more covered in this brief missive about our 10th collection in this Sans Beast journey.
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IN CONVERSATION: LIVING A PLANT BASED LIFE WITH RACHEL STEENLAND
A woman wearing a red skirt sits under a brightly coloured bouganvillea plant, smiling broadly at the camera.

By Jennifer Wills

Rachel Steenland is a Gold Coast native now living in San Diego + her journey to plant based living is a compelling one. We chatted with Rachel to learn her tips for getting started with vegan food and her favourite vegan holiday recipes.
Read more
INSPIRATION: VALENTINES DAY - READ, WATCH, LISTEN TO LOVE
Image of two mice sitting on seed pods with their noses connecting like a kiss

By Jennifer Wills

We are a team of humans that love love, in all its forms.  This Valentines Day, we have some recommendations for movies, books + more that celebrate love - romantic, platonic, familial + of course self love, because all love is worth shouting from the rooftops about. 
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: MARTHA BUTLER OF LOVING EARTH CHOCOLATE
Loving Earth vegan chocolate

By Jennifer Wills

We recently chatted to Martha Butler, co-founder of Loving Earth - the Melbourne based chocolate makers with an unswerving focus on ethical sourcing + organic, vegan ingredients.  Even their chocolate wrappers are home compostable. Read on to learn more about this beautiful vegan brand that works to deliver joy in all they do.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 8 - ELEMENTAL
Paris walks along a beach shoreline with a black Sans Beast vegan backpack on her back.

By Cathryn Wills

Our new collection Series 8: Elemental introduces a palette inspired by nature, with shades of olive, beetroot, moss + wheat.  Discover what's new - and what's not - at Sans Beast.
Read more
STYLE: HOW TO WEAR THE DUMPLING
Coco wears a green toned suit and holds the Artichoke Dumpling Vegan Crossbody Bag in her hands

By Jennifer Wills

The Dumpling is a new, soft silhouette for Series 10.  Unique, attention grabbing + a definite conversation starter, The Dumpling is one of our new favourites.  Yet, being a strong shape, it can be a  challenge to understand how it will look on the body, just seeing it online.  We've gathered some styling inspo on how to wear this sculptural vegan bag - from stylist Sally McKinnon to our Sans Beast team.
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INSPIRATION: OUR FAVOURITE CRUELTY FREE FINDS
IMAGE OF FLUFF MAKEUP AGAINST A YELLOW BACKGROUND + CANDLES TO THE RIGHT.

By Cathryn Wills

Looking for cruelty free recommendations - beyond a vegan bag? The SB team have you covered with our picks of vegan beauty, fashion, homewares + more.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 09 - GROUNDED
Dechen wears a brown toned suit, and holds two brown toned Sans Beast vegan handbags.

By Jennifer Wills

Our new collection Series 09: Grounded is here, showcasing our signature styles in new season shades, plus a sprinkling of exciting new shapes to bring cruelty free joy + function to your life.  See what's new at Sans Beast.
Read more
INSPIRATION: CW'S SIGN OFF FOR 2021
Cathryn Wills stands against a green wall + smiles at the camera

By Jennifer Wills

Another year of running a small, purpose led, vegan friendly business has brought learnings, challenges, wins + losses.  So much has happened this year + as someone who likes to reflect + improve, I've written this post to share a few of the moments of clarity that struck this year.  Always grateful for what we've built + for the wise, creative + talented folk we work with - and for you, the community growing with us day by day.
Read more
INSPIRATION: A SANS BEAST FESTIVUS 2021
Image of five people sitting + standing in front of the camera holding up vegan handbags.  In the background is a green painted wall, Sans Beast handbags hanging, a picture of a greyhound + some monstera plants

By Jennifer Wills

Sans Beast is gearing up for the festive season, planning vegan feasts + of course plenty of vegan bags on our gift lists.  Read more about what we're eating, supporting + gifting this year, along with details of our festive gift wrapping + the all important shipping timelines.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 7 - LOST + FOUND
Juliette standing in an arched doorway with The Lobby Cross Body in Chestnut Lizard.

By Laura Vigilante

Series 7, Lost + Found, has landed. We created this concept mid 2020. Dreams of travel served as inspiration for the campaign story, a road trip to cactus fields + a nostalgic 1970's motel.
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
STYLE: HOW TO WEAR THE DUMPLING
Coco wears a green toned suit and holds the Artichoke Dumpling Vegan Crossbody Bag in her hands

By Jennifer Wills

The Dumpling is a new, soft silhouette for Series 10.  Unique, attention grabbing + a definite conversation starter, The Dumpling is one of our new favourites.  Yet, being a strong shape, it can be a  challenge to understand how it will look on the body, just seeing it online.  We've gathered some styling inspo on how to wear this sculptural vegan bag - from stylist Sally McKinnon to our Sans Beast team.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 10 - MEMENTO
IMAGE OF COCO STANDING IN A GARDEN WEARING A YELLOW SATIN SUIT + CARRYING TWO SANS BEAST DUMPLING BAGS

By Cathryn Wills

Series 10: Memento, is nearly here.  What is about the notion of memento mori that resonated, who are our creative collaborators + where is that stunning garden? All of these questions + more covered in this brief missive about our 10th collection in this Sans Beast journey.
Read more
INSPIRATION: OUR FAVOURITE CRUELTY FREE FINDS
IMAGE OF FLUFF MAKEUP AGAINST A YELLOW BACKGROUND + CANDLES TO THE RIGHT.

By Cathryn Wills

Looking for cruelty free recommendations - beyond a vegan bag? The SB team have you covered with our picks of vegan beauty, fashion, homewares + more.
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: LIVING A PLANT BASED LIFE WITH RACHEL STEENLAND
A woman wearing a red skirt sits under a brightly coloured bouganvillea plant, smiling broadly at the camera.

By Jennifer Wills

Rachel Steenland is a Gold Coast native now living in San Diego + her journey to plant based living is a compelling one. We chatted with Rachel to learn her tips for getting started with vegan food and her favourite vegan holiday recipes.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 09 - GROUNDED
Dechen wears a brown toned suit, and holds two brown toned Sans Beast vegan handbags.

By Jennifer Wills

Our new collection Series 09: Grounded is here, showcasing our signature styles in new season shades, plus a sprinkling of exciting new shapes to bring cruelty free joy + function to your life.  See what's new at Sans Beast.
Read more
INSPIRATION: VALENTINES DAY - READ, WATCH, LISTEN TO LOVE
Image of two mice sitting on seed pods with their noses connecting like a kiss

By Jennifer Wills

We are a team of humans that love love, in all its forms.  This Valentines Day, we have some recommendations for movies, books + more that celebrate love - romantic, platonic, familial + of course self love, because all love is worth shouting from the rooftops about. 
Read more
INSPIRATION: CW'S SIGN OFF FOR 2021
Cathryn Wills stands against a green wall + smiles at the camera

By Jennifer Wills

Another year of running a small, purpose led, vegan friendly business has brought learnings, challenges, wins + losses.  So much has happened this year + as someone who likes to reflect + improve, I've written this post to share a few of the moments of clarity that struck this year.  Always grateful for what we've built + for the wise, creative + talented folk we work with - and for you, the community growing with us day by day.
Read more
IN CONVERSATION: MARTHA BUTLER OF LOVING EARTH CHOCOLATE
Loving Earth vegan chocolate

By Jennifer Wills

We recently chatted to Martha Butler, co-founder of Loving Earth - the Melbourne based chocolate makers with an unswerving focus on ethical sourcing + organic, vegan ingredients.  Even their chocolate wrappers are home compostable. Read on to learn more about this beautiful vegan brand that works to deliver joy in all they do.
Read more
INSPIRATION: A SANS BEAST FESTIVUS 2021
Image of five people sitting + standing in front of the camera holding up vegan handbags.  In the background is a green painted wall, Sans Beast handbags hanging, a picture of a greyhound + some monstera plants

By Jennifer Wills

Sans Beast is gearing up for the festive season, planning vegan feasts + of course plenty of vegan bags on our gift lists.  Read more about what we're eating, supporting + gifting this year, along with details of our festive gift wrapping + the all important shipping timelines.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 8 - ELEMENTAL
Paris walks along a beach shoreline with a black Sans Beast vegan backpack on her back.

By Cathryn Wills

Our new collection Series 8: Elemental introduces a palette inspired by nature, with shades of olive, beetroot, moss + wheat.  Discover what's new - and what's not - at Sans Beast.
Read more
INSPIRATION: SERIES 7 - LOST + FOUND
Juliette standing in an arched doorway with The Lobby Cross Body in Chestnut Lizard.

By Laura Vigilante

Series 7, Lost + Found, has landed. We created this concept mid 2020. Dreams of travel served as inspiration for the campaign story, a road trip to cactus fields + a nostalgic 1970's motel.
Read more