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THE CREATIVE JOURNAL

INSPIRATION: VEGANUARY - TIME TO GO SANS BEAST?
Veganuary: A split image with one side showing a cow and the other, a fluffy dog.

By Jennifer Wills

January is here - and so is Veganuary. The team behind the Veganuary initiative encourage people to take the pledge to try a vegan diet - and we're joining in with words of encouragement plus some enticing plant based suggestions to get you started.  The animals, the earth + your health will thank you.  Read on to discover more.
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INSPIRATION: FROM TRASH TO TREASURE - THE BEAUTY OF UPCYCLED FASHION
2 upcycled vegan leather bags by Sans Beast and IntoCarry

By Jennifer Wills

What to do when a bag is no longer able to be repaired, when it's beyond rescuing? We don't give up on them + send them to landfill: we embrace the beauty of upcycled fashion.
Read more
VEGAN EATS: FESTIVE SEASON COOKING
Vegan Christmas Recipes: Vegan Fig + Custard Tart from Taste

By Jennifer Wills

Part of the joy of Christmas + the festive season is sharing food with loved ones, and for us, it's always going to be cruelty free. We're sharing our favourite vegan recipes for a plant based take on traditional holiday fare.  
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
INSPIRATION: SERIES 12 - A DAY IN THE LIFE
April lounges in a neutral toned cactus 'leather' chair, wearing two citron Sans Beast bags

By Jennifer Wills

Our 12th collection is here, our latest range of vegan bags + accessories designed, as always, to bring beauty without the beast. We adore the storytelling aspect of creating a visual campaign...
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STYLE: HOW TO WEAR THE BRIGHT SPARK
April carries the Bright Spark Cinnamon + Elemental Chain Strap Gold

By Jennifer Wills

The Bright Spark has become a firm favourite with our community + our studio team, too. Get styling tips + inpso for how to wear this crossbody beauty, a versatile wardrobe addition for night, day + play.
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INSPIRATION: VEGAN FRIENDLY SUMMER GETAWAYS
Split image showing vegan High Tea + a pink toned seating area, at Ovolo Wooloomooloo + Alibi Bar

By Jennifer Wills

Summer is here in Australia + our dream end-of-year getaways all include sunshine, nature, art and, of course, great vegan food. Read our round up of vegan friendly places to eat, stay + play around Australia this summer - plus our travel bag recommendations to make packing easier.
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INSPIRATION: GIFT GUIDE 2023
A Sans Beast vegan handbag wrapped in festive paper sits on a stone mantlepiece.

By Jennifer Wills

Spoil someone, spoil yourself. The festive season is here + we have a curation of Sans Beast gift ideas by colour, style or price so you can find the perfect piece for the lovers, friends + family on your list.
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STYLE: VEGAN BAGS FOR SPRING/SUMMER EVENTS SEASON
Cropped image of Elsa wearing the Tiny Spark vegan leather crossbody bag in black with a chunky chain strap

By Jennifer Wills

Spring / Summer in Australia means events season. We've picked some of our favourite vegan bags for hitting the proverbial d-floor, the red carpet, the restaurant + the glamorous backyard (vegan) BBQ.  Discover some of our favourite treasures, to consider as your 'plus one' at your festive soiree.
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EDUCATION: WHAT IS 'VEGAN LEATHER'?
Various Reader Satchel vegan handbags hang along a green wall in the Sans Beast studio.

By Jennifer Wills

Whether it's for environmental or ethical reasons, more + more people are seeking alternatives to leather in the fashion space. The term 'vegan leather' has gained in popularity as a result. What does this mean, what are the options, is it better or worse for the environment? For Sans Beast, ethics will always be a fundamental element of this conversation - we don't believe animals should suffer for our fashion choices - however for many, it's a bigger conversation around the environment + finite resources, that resonates.  We attempt to offer some insight on this subject in this blog post.
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STYLE: HOW TO WEAR NEUTRALS
Cropped image of Tari wearing a pale neutral blazer, grey tank + the Bright Spark Crossbody bag in Cinnamon

By Jennifer Wills

Get ready to lighten up for Spring, with our styling tips on wearing neutral-toned vegan bags for timeless style, all year round.
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STYLE: 5 WAYS TO WEAR THE READER SATCHEL
Cropped image of the Noir + Gold Reader Satchel

By Jennifer Wills

The Reader Satchel is our most loved crossbody bag, regularly topping the best seller list + sought after as a gift for cruelty free handbag lovers.  We have some styling inspo to get the most out of your Reader, with 5 ways to wear this crossbody beauty.
Read more
INSPIRATION: VEGANUARY - TIME TO GO SANS BEAST?
Veganuary: A split image with one side showing a cow and the other, a fluffy dog.

By Jennifer Wills

January is here - and so is Veganuary. The team behind the Veganuary initiative encourage people to take the pledge to try a vegan diet - and we're joining in with words of encouragement plus some enticing plant based suggestions to get you started.  The animals, the earth + your health will thank you.  Read on to discover more.
Read more
INSPIRATION: VEGAN FRIENDLY SUMMER GETAWAYS
Split image showing vegan High Tea + a pink toned seating area, at Ovolo Wooloomooloo + Alibi Bar

By Jennifer Wills

Summer is here in Australia + our dream end-of-year getaways all include sunshine, nature, art and, of course, great vegan food. Read our round up of vegan friendly places to eat, stay + play around Australia this summer - plus our travel bag recommendations to make packing easier.
Read more
INSPIRATION: FROM TRASH TO TREASURE - THE BEAUTY OF UPCYCLED FASHION
2 upcycled vegan leather bags by Sans Beast and IntoCarry

By Jennifer Wills

What to do when a bag is no longer able to be repaired, when it's beyond rescuing? We don't give up on them + send them to landfill: we embrace the beauty of upcycled fashion.
Read more
INSPIRATION: GIFT GUIDE 2023
A Sans Beast vegan handbag wrapped in festive paper sits on a stone mantlepiece.

By Jennifer Wills

Spoil someone, spoil yourself. The festive season is here + we have a curation of Sans Beast gift ideas by colour, style or price so you can find the perfect piece for the lovers, friends + family on your list.
Read more
VEGAN EATS: FESTIVE SEASON COOKING
Vegan Christmas Recipes: Vegan Fig + Custard Tart from Taste

By Jennifer Wills

Part of the joy of Christmas + the festive season is sharing food with loved ones, and for us, it's always going to be cruelty free. We're sharing our favourite vegan recipes for a plant based take on traditional holiday fare.  
Read more
STYLE: VEGAN BAGS FOR SPRING/SUMMER EVENTS SEASON
Cropped image of Elsa wearing the Tiny Spark vegan leather crossbody bag in black with a chunky chain strap

By Jennifer Wills

Spring / Summer in Australia means events season. We've picked some of our favourite vegan bags for hitting the proverbial d-floor, the red carpet, the restaurant + the glamorous backyard (vegan) BBQ.  Discover some of our favourite treasures, to consider as your 'plus one' at your festive soiree.
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: WHAT IS 'VEGAN LEATHER'?
Various Reader Satchel vegan handbags hang along a green wall in the Sans Beast studio.

By Jennifer Wills

Whether it's for environmental or ethical reasons, more + more people are seeking alternatives to leather in the fashion space. The term 'vegan leather' has gained in popularity as a result. What does this mean, what are the options, is it better or worse for the environment? For Sans Beast, ethics will always be a fundamental element of this conversation - we don't believe animals should suffer for our fashion choices - however for many, it's a bigger conversation around the environment + finite resources, that resonates.  We attempt to offer some insight on this subject in this blog post.
1 comment
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INSPIRATION: SERIES 12 - A DAY IN THE LIFE
April lounges in a neutral toned cactus 'leather' chair, wearing two citron Sans Beast bags

By Jennifer Wills

Our 12th collection is here, our latest range of vegan bags + accessories designed, as always, to bring beauty without the beast. We adore the storytelling aspect of creating a visual campaign...
Read more
STYLE: HOW TO WEAR NEUTRALS
Cropped image of Tari wearing a pale neutral blazer, grey tank + the Bright Spark Crossbody bag in Cinnamon

By Jennifer Wills

Get ready to lighten up for Spring, with our styling tips on wearing neutral-toned vegan bags for timeless style, all year round.
Read more
STYLE: HOW TO WEAR THE BRIGHT SPARK
April carries the Bright Spark Cinnamon + Elemental Chain Strap Gold

By Jennifer Wills

The Bright Spark has become a firm favourite with our community + our studio team, too. Get styling tips + inpso for how to wear this crossbody beauty, a versatile wardrobe addition for night, day + play.
Read more
STYLE: 5 WAYS TO WEAR THE READER SATCHEL
Cropped image of the Noir + Gold Reader Satchel

By Jennifer Wills

The Reader Satchel is our most loved crossbody bag, regularly topping the best seller list + sought after as a gift for cruelty free handbag lovers.  We have some styling inspo to get the most out of your Reader, with 5 ways to wear this crossbody beauty.
Read more