Sans Beast was established by Cathryn Wills in 2017. After working in Australian fashion retail for nearly 30 years, with over a decade of that chapter spent living and breathing the world of leather handbags, Wills progressively recognised a disconnect between her professional role and her ethical stance on animal welfare and the environment. After a chapter of research + development, Sans Beast officially launched in March 2018.
The brand came to life on the runways of VAMFF in March 2018, and have fast established a loyal following of style seeking, animal loving aficionados. Sans Beast donates $1 from every purchase to the animal rescue sanctuary Edgars Mission along with proceeds from a specially designed gifting collection. We encourage anyone visiting Victoria, Australia, to visit Edgars Mission - meet the team + the animal residents. We believe minds can be opened - and changed - upon a visit to this magical place.
Did you know there are 70 billion animals slaughtered yearly for our food and/or fashion consumption? There is a commonly held view that leather is a by-product of the food industry. In fact, it is considered a profitable co-product. In addition, many animals are raised purely for their hides. And for those raised for food + fashion materials, their lives are often filled with pain, suffering, fear + loss. We know this information does not resonate with everyone - there is a disconnect between the animals we cuddle + the animals we eat + wear. At Sans Beast however, we make collections for those who do care about the animals. We created the brand with the sole purpose of delivering pieces that had beauty - without the beast.