Ginger Root Around Town

Wondering just how to incorporate some Ginger Root into your work wardrobe or perhaps a night out on the town? Check out BYT’s What to Wear to Work and Creative Cocktailwear: BYT + Corcoran ARTINI to see some Ginger Root and other local goodies. We love BYT!

“BYT Style to the rescue! Some very doable thoughts on how you can wear color to work this spring. To prove that you can do this, we shoot on location in an actual office with actual workers: the very gracious Sorg Architect’s U Street Architecture & Design studio. Lighten up, folks!”

See some of our new Ginger Root Spring goodies below, and check out the entire shoot here.

Ginger Root Lady TiesI Spy a polka dot Lady Tie!!


Lucky Magazine

Recycling-minded seamstresses Kristen Swensen and Erin Derge transform secondhand ties and fabrics into profoundly cute ascot-esque accents and bloomer shorts. They’ll also redesign your most unflattering garments (yes, heinous bridesmaid dresses, this means you). You can read about it in the February 2012 issue, or see it online here.    


Fleur De Liza Blog: Ginger Root’s Sustainability

Hi readers – today we are SOOOOO excited to be sharing with you some amazing work by a local DC design team of Ginger Root Design. These gals not only create insane goodies but their focus is on revamping. Owners Kristen and Erin repurpose various items and show all of us that repurposed can be […]


Brightest Young Things Report Fashion:District

Ginger Root Design were a true breath of fresh air with vintage-inspired, smart and original designs. Perfecting the art of upcycling [making something new out of something already in existence], the style was equally parts London-esque, tweed-and-zipper chique and something that Maggie Gyllenhaal would wear in Secretary.  Zooey Deschanel/Manic Pixie Girl would definitely rock Ginger […]


Washington City Paper: Crafty First-Timers

Ginger Root Design Hailing from Washington DC, you may have already shopped in their store on U Street. If you haven’t then you’re in for a pleasant surprise at this year’s Crafty Bastards as Ginger Root Design will feature their handmade, original neckwear (see below)  such as the Lady Ties and the uni-sex Ascot. Also […]


NPR: ReVamping DC Fashion

If you raid the racks of Ginger Root Design when you first walk into the cozy basement store at 1530 U Street NW, you’ll see reworked jackets and finely tailored shorts. With their own line, ReVamp ReWear, they focus on the hidden details like pockets made from recycled fabric, specifically the leftover scraps from tailoring […]


Ruffled: Lakeside Eco-friendly Wedding

We’re loving all the weddings we’re receiving through our submissions form! This one was sent by the bride herself, Kristen. She and her now husband Louie had a vintage-inspired, eco-friendly wedding in the bride’s hometown in Minnesota. Kristen’s wedding dress and all of the retro bridesmaid dresses were made by Kristen and her friend, Erin. […]


Washingtonian: A Ginger Root Wedding

Wedding photos—and DIY advice—from one of our favorite DC fashion designers For the past year, Kristen Swenson has been crafting sustainable garments and accessories for her U Street boutique Ginger Root Design. So when her boyfriend of two years, Louie McCoy, popped the question, she knew her May 29 wedding in Barrett, MN (near Swenson’s […]


The Feast: New Designs at Ginger Root

In case you hadn’t noticed, the crop top (one of the most challenging styles in recent memory) is having a resurgence. We know, we know, we were hesitant at first too, but the heat has finally convinced us. Plus they’re much less difficult to pull off with this season’s high-waisted skirts or shorts. To that […]


Changing Room: 70’s Dress ReVamped at Ginger Root

As much as I loved it, I had grown weary of the flat shape of it. I also wanted it to be a little sexier and fitted. Enter: Ginger Root Design. So finally come mid-March, they were ready for me. Erin did the fitting for me and we had a grand old time in the […]