How We Give Back
There are four areas we are passionate about at Sweet Cheeks Merino:
- Creating a product that is high quality, lasts a long time and sustainably produced
- Minimising waste and pressure on the environment
- Giving something good back to the community
- Supporting local manufacturing and other small family businesses
When producing our garments there are always fabric offcuts which go to waste (too small to make clothing from).
Our manufacturing team takes these scraps and turns them into tiny beanies and mittens, perfect for little newborns.
Once we have enough to fill a box we use our charity partners to distribute these around Auckland to families in need.
Growing up in New Zealand, we know first hand just how cold the winter mornings can be. And too many houses in New Zealand are not built with sufficient heating. By donating what we can, we are doing our part to help ensure that every newborn starts their life toasty and warm.
As our brand grows, we cut more and more fabric which produces more scraps, more and more merino newborn mittens and beanies are donated.
By continuing to support Sweet Cheeks Merino, you are helping to make a difference to the lives of hundreds of newborns each year.
We are pretty proud of our packaging. We have switched from cellophane bags to premium paper swing tags. Not only have we eliminated all plastic from our packaging, but the swing tags are 100% recyclable.
So not only are you purchasing clothes that are free from micro-plastics (unlike all synthetic fabrics), you can rest easy knowing that our packaging won't harm the environment either.
Our Fight Against Fast Fashion
We want your Sweet Cheeks to last. Nothing makes us happier than when we hear from our customers that their Sweet Cheeks Merino bodysuit has been passed down two or three times.
We know just how expensive having a baby can be. From strollers and high chairs to toys, books and nappies. Cared for right, your Sweet Cheeks items should last for years and years to come.
Learn how to care for your items here.