This month, the founder of Simply Chickie Clothing, Gwen Gardner, was invited to take part in The American Made Marketplace podcast, talking about how she started Simply Chickie and why organic clothing is important for your baby.
Speaking with Geralyn Breig who hosts the podcast, she explains how Simply Chickie is a calling which was born from a personal need. "Over 14 years ago I found out I was pregnant and the next day I found out I had breast cancer, so I decided to go organic. I've always had a passion for writing but my canvas now just happens to be t-shirts and baby onesies."
Under the Simply Chickie Clothing brand, Gwen creates gender neutral, organic baby clothes and baby blankets which have a sense of humor and include some funny sayings.
Many moms and dads are now choosing to wait until their baby is born to discover the sex of their baby, so Simply Chickie's unisex baby onesies are on-trend!
After going organic, Gwen began to really understand the impact that fast fashion has on the global environment and the people who are making the clothes. The individuals who sew and print the clothing are paid a living wage as well.
Organic cotton is less harmful to the environment and being American made reduces the clothes' carbon footprint because they are not being shipped as far.
About The American Made Marketplace Podcast, brought to you by AnytownUSA:
AnytownUSA started because they thought if you can imagine a product, it can be made in America. AnytownUSA realizes that people just want the facts about who, what, where, and how the things they buy are made.
The average size baby is born 7.5 lbs and grows approximately 1.5 to 2 lbs each month, and 1 to 1 ½ inches in height each month.
3-6 months = Chest: 12-14 inches Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 12-17 lbs
Size translation: Buy this size when you want Mom and Dad to dress the babe up in your purchase for Instagram stories; and, for those fun early refrigerator magnet pictures with Granny and Grandpa!
6-12 months = Chest: 14-16 inches Height: 25-28 inches Weight: 17-21 lbs
Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot make the baby shower. Mom and Dad will appreciate it!
12-18 months = Chest: 16-18 inches Height: 29-31 inches Weight: 22-24 lb
Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot remember when the baby was born—but you think--in the last year and a half! Or, pop into the 2T toddler t-shirt section.
2T = Chest 20 - 21 inches Height 32 - 36 inches Waist 19 - 20 inches
Size translation: Buy this size when you want a t-shirt for a 2 year old. This size can also be worn as a beach cover-up.
4T = Chest 22 - 23 inches Height 36 - 40 inches Waist 20.5 - 21 inches
Size translation: Buy this size for a big 3 year old and a 4 year old.
6T = Chest 24 - 25 inches Height 40 - 43 inches Waist 21.5 - 22 inches
Size translation: Buy this size for a big 5 year old and a 6 year old.