Sweet Cherry Soda fiercely believes in:
Body Positivity & Self Love
Self love is not just for one body type, or skin colour, or sexual orientation, or gender. We are all amazing, beautiful, and have something to offer the world. We are all worthy. There's no wrong way to have a body, all bodies are good and valid, and all bodies deserve to be loved.
Empowering & Supporting Women
Sweet Cherry Soda supports, and strives to empower women. Women are our community, not our competition. Everyday I am inspired by the amazing women I come across. These women include my wonderful customers aka Soda Babes, as well as other women makers being absolute QUEENS and running their own businesses. All women deserve to be lifted by their sisters, including trans women, women of colour, sex workers, women with disabilities, and women from other marginalised groups – ALL women.
LGBTQIA rights are of huge importance to me as a queer woman. I'm so lucky to have been able to celebrate the LGBTQIA community through my products, and have donated proceeds to assisting LGBTQIA youth. Pride is a reason to celebrate! But we couldn't celebrate today if it weren't for those who fought hard before us. We owe so much to the people who have literally risked their lives for LGBTQIA rights through riots and protests and speaking out, especially trans people, people of colour, sex workers and other minority groups within the community. I am grateful for and honour these brave folks ❤
Choosing animal-free cosmetics and bath products is a great way to reduce our impact on the lives of our animal friends, and the environment. All of my products are vegan and cruelty free, and never tested on animals. My raw materials are also purchased from suppliers who also reject animal testing. I've selected vegan substitutes for ingredients that deliver cosmetic benefits that match, or even exceed, those of their animal-derived counterparts.
I can proudly state that, from the day SCS was born, I've put Mother Earth first. I have always used biodegradable glitter (never micro-plastics) in my products, which are made entirely from other readily biodegradable ingredients. I've also always used biodegradable cellophane, which is my first choice for packaging, and I use cardboard and recyclable plastic packaging for the rest. My parcels are padded out with biodegradable packing peanuts too. Sadly, these measures aren't the standard in the cosmetics industry, though I hope one day they will be. I am small, and I am not perfect, but I'm trying my best to make sure I minimise my impact on our environment. I will never prioritise profit over the planet.
Each month, I
nominate a non-for-profit as the Charity Of The Month. They usually tie in with these
beliefs. At checkout, customers will have the option to round-up their order to the nearest dollar to make a small donation to our nominated Charity Of The Month. You can check out my
current COTM on our home page.