Last week we spoke to Kristen Swenson, one of the owners of Ginger Root Design who gave us an update on the store’s expansion and invited us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the store tomorrow. The cause for celebration is the store’s expanded space along with a four-artist Trunk Show, from 3 to 7 pm.
The store, at its 1530 U Street NW location, is currently half shop and half sewing studio. But it will expand to fill the entire space, allowing them to carry even more locally made and eco-friendly goods. They have taken over the space upstairs which, after renovation, will be a floor devoted entirely to tailoring and design services.
“With the new sewing space, we will be able to hire the additional sewers we’ve needed, but just didn’t have enough room for. We are also taking the opportunity to update our branding, with a new Ginger Root Design logo,” said Swenson.
The show will include locally made goods from their newest artist Ciao Nina, alongside YB Green, Lauren Joan and Clara Cantor.