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About me

River + Shakira the goat on a grassy patch.

Hiya! My name is River and I am the Boss Babe behind Sweet Cherry Soda. I'm also the product designer, maker, photographer, website designer, picker and packer, head of napping, social media manager – you get the idea. From my heart, to my head, to my hands – start to finish – from me to you ❤

A little about me! I live in Sydney with my love and our two furry sons. I'm vegan. I'm queer and proud  🌈 I've also lived with mental illness my entire life. These illnesses are often debilitating and impact the way I live my life. I love working at Sweet Cherry Soda for so many reasons, but one of the main ones is that I'm afforded the flexibility I require to manage my mental health. I'm so grateful for this, and tbh it's probably saved my life more than once.

Sweet Cherry Soda was established in 2016 as what I thought would be a hobby, but it very quickly grew into more than that, thanks to my beautiful customers! 😍 I've since been pursuing my passion for crafting artisan, vegan, eco-friendly cosmetics for you full time, and I haven't looked back.

I try to live my life sustainably, ethically, and with as minimal impact on the planet as possible, and of course I apply all of this to my business practices. This is what you're supporting when you choose to purchase my handcrafted products (you can read more about this here).

When I'm not making the very best and cutest goodies you ever did see, you can find me:

🌵 pottering around my extensive plant collection
🎨 dabbling with watercolour painting
📺 bingeing Netflix
🐱 patting my kitties
💤 or napping with said kitties

Thanks for stopping by! You can keep up with what I'm up to on Instagram, Facebook, or in my exclusive Facebook group 💖

– River xx