5 minutes with Bridgette Gale
Born and raised in Western Australia, home of the best beaches in the world (in our opinion), Bridgette Gale, is the founder of international swimwear brand, Amore + Sorvete. When Bridgette isn't busy designing bathers, she is at the beach with her two little ones, Marley and Hendrix. We sat down with Bridgette to learn that she is also starting a sustainable swimwear label with Nicole Trunfio called ERTH SWIM, using fabrics from ghost fishing nets.
What does sustainability mean to you?
It means doing my part to give back to the planet, recycling when and where I can, teaching my children about the environment and how important it is to be the change. Eliminating the use of plastic in my household, we give our scraps to our earthworms to eat and this summer plan to be part of the Sea Shepherd ocean clean up with my kids. Talking about sustainability and showing them the ropes is the best way for the next generation.
Being a business owner and mother of two, how do you stay on top of things?
Being organised between work and looking after the kids, Marley going to preschool etc. Fast prep with the Reusable Silicone Ziplock bags and Bamboo Lunch Box. Asking my husband for an extra helping hand when I need it.
What aspect of your life do you think could you make more sustainable?
I would like to grow my own herb and veg garden and get some chickens in our backyard to give our food scraps to and have fresh eggs.
What’s a fun fact most people wouldn’t know about you?
I haven't sewn since I was 17 at school!
Who is one person that inspires you?
Nicole Trunfio, We have just designed a sustainable swimwear brand called ERTH SWIM, using fabrics from ghost fishing nets pulled from the ocean and regenerated into nylon, we even used biodegradable packaging and hygiene stickers. Nicole is a mother of three and she runs three businesses!! I've never seen a woman work so bloody hard, she stays up late in the nights (sometimes she even does an all nighter till 7am) to work once the kids are in bed and is hands on in the kitchen preparing meals for her family during the day, she's an amazing chef I have to add. Nic lives on a ranch in Texas, has free range chickens and is one of the most beautiful souls I've ever come across, she's inspiring in all aspects with work, motherhood, wife material, a beautiful friend and is very mindful when it comes to the environment. She would love THINC ECO products, I can't wait to tell her about it.