Alyssa Cherry

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Alyssa Cherry of Fillaree

Alyssa Cherry of Fillaree

The Clarion Content Podcast lives for the stories of Durham, North Carolina and our citizens. This renown town has tales to tell. With a little help from our friends, we will find the best of them.*

“We curate your city, Durham.”

This week the Clarion Content talked with Alyssa Cherry of Fillaree, a woman who saw a problem and engineered a solution. An inventor, an entrepreneur, a small business owner, and a mom, hers is a remarkable story.

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Fed up with a lack of options for those who wanted to reduce their waste and quit filling landfills and oceans with plastic, she taught herself how to make soap and set to work perfecting her line of of refillable liquid soaps, cleaners, and skin care, using as many local and organic ingredients as possible.

Fillaree’s mission
To make sustainable healthy soaps and cleaners to promote waste reduction by offering local refill services.

All Fillaree products are free of dyes, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, and other harmful chemicals found in commercial soaps can cleaners. All products are made in small batches and everything is handcrafed with care.

Local soap and household cleaner refilling stations at the South Durham Farmer’s Market and Stone Brothers and Byrd, Durham.


*In this case our friends at Mercury Studio led us to Fillaree.

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Clarion Content is a Durham-based online magazine that curates and creates the thriving culture that gives our city its identity. Our community building is only as strong as our collective contributions. Our team of curators welcomes your comments, suggestions, and concerns. We are open to all points of view, especially those that challenge and therefore stimulate our own. We also encourage reader submitted material as well as guest columnists. See something cool, outrageous, outlandish, or important? Have a great cause? Send us a note or stop by our offices at the Mothership, 401 West Geer Street inside the MotorCo complex.

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