Your T-shirt Counts with Gwen Gardner

Your T-shirt Counts with Gwen Gardner
"Organic cloth represents a harmonious balance between humanity and nature, weaving a sustainable future one thread at a time." - Leonardo DiCaprio

What we chat about in the episode

  • Gwen shares her story, it is quite a story, but lucky for us it lead her to look at cotton.
  • Mia and Gwen talk about cotton, cream, and sustainability.
  • After this episode, you will think twice about what touches your skin.


Calling all women balancing wellness, work, family and self… Learn a 15-minute daily practice and go to bed each night proud of what you got done.

    Doable Changes

    Choose organic cotton. Make a conscious effort to opt for clothing, bedding, and other textiles made from organic cotton. Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, promoting healthier soil and water systems, as well as reducing harm to wildlife and farm workers. By supporting organic cotton products, you contribute to more sustainable agricultural practices and reduce your environmental footprint.

    Switch to reusable cotton pads or cloths. Instead of using single-use cotton pads or balls for skincare and makeup removal, consider switching to reusable alternatives made from organic cotton or bamboo. These reusable pads can be washed and reused multiple times, reducing waste and minimizing your reliance on disposable products. By making this simple change, you can significantly reduce the amount of cotton waste generated in your daily routine.

    Support sustainable cream brands. Look for skincare and cosmetic brands that prioritize sustainability and ethical sourcing practices in their product formulations. Choose creams and lotions made with natural, plant-based ingredients, preferably sourced from organic and fair-trade sources. Additionally, opt for products packaged in recyclable or biodegradable materials to minimize environmental impact. By supporting sustainable cream brands, you contribute to a more eco-friendly beauty industry and promote responsible consumption habits.

    From Overwhelm to Ease

    About Gwen

    Gwendolyn Gardner is the founder and designer of Simply Chickie Clothing. Over 10 years ago, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. That same week, she broke up with her boyfriend and found out she was pregnant with her little girl, Elizabeth. As you can imagine, the juxtaposition of life and death was confusing, yet transforming.


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