My daughter and I recently became brand reps for Ginger Bean Clothing a resizable, eco-friendly children’s clothing brand, to celebrate the new partnership and in honor of Earth Day (because Ginger Bean Clothing is all about eco-friendliness) we are hosting a giveaway. Below, read up on the story behind Ginger Bean Clothing and enter to win one of three resizable skirts!
What is and Who’s Behind Ginger Bean Clothing?
A new friend of mine, Kristen, is a small business owner, hip-hop dance instructor and a mom to boot. Kristen has been a part of the DC fashion scene for some time now and you may remember her from the popular store Ginger Root Design which she co-owned with a friend (also a cool mom).The clothing she designed and tailored at the store (including the popular lady tie) inspired and equipped her to create a line of children’s clothes once her daughter was born.
Today’s #marchmeetthemaker is Why I do this. For her. I want to make this world a better place for my girl, and I want to leave the world a better place than how I found it. By showing my girl it’s ok to follow her dreams, and by challenging the industry standards of “disposable” clothing, keeping my line eco-friendly, and eventually creating jobs, I believe I am on the right path. ✊If you don’t like the way something is, you just gotta do something about it ✊
Kristen has designed a line of fun, quirky, environmentally conscious clothes that include her Resizable Dresses, Tops, and Skirts (that fit 3 months THROUGH 4 years, upcycled bandanas, and very soon–Resizable pants (currently being tested before production) Of her clothing line she says “The idea of having to retire all of my daughter’s clothing every 3-6 months was something I was not willing to accept, both because of practicality and environmental impacts. If companies can make resizable diapers, then a resizable dress had to be possible. Parents deserve another option–something that is eco-friendly, made in America, AND will grow with their child. *And my line will always include (but is not limited to) things like dinosaurs, space, pirates, trains, and tools for girls because that’s just how I am :)”
This was my first official prototype for my Resizable Dress. One year later it’s still in regular rotation being worn about once a week. This is also before I realized I could tweak my pattern to fit for an extra 2 years 💚 Welcome to the future of baby clothing! Handmade and invented by this mama in DC. *This robots fabric was my first pattern to sell out, but worry not, I always have so much nerdy goodness for girls 🚀☠️👾🤖👩🚀👩🔬🏕️🚂🚲🎮🎧🔬🛠️⚔️ #empowergirls #smartgirls #stronggirls #nerdygirl #resizableclothing #gingerbeanclothing #robotlove #robot #sciencegirl #ecofriendly #ecofriendlygifts #handmade #sustainable #sustainablefashion #sustainableclothing #invention #ethical #madeindc #madeinamerica #alwaysmadeinamerica #momlife #baby #Toddler #responsibleclothing #dressresponsibly
“I literally had to invent to concept of Resizable kids clothing to make this line, so that ends up being the main feature or draw to grab people’s interest (especially since it’s shocking it didn’t already exist). The line also happens to be eco-friendly because I’m stubborn” The fabrics features in her designs are cut from surplus, second hand ( aka up-cycled) materials.
🎉Exciting news! 🎉We, and by we I mean Ooey is now a brand rep for @gingerbeanclothing (we always were but now it’s official). Kristen of @gingerbeanclothing is a mama friend of mine who is pioneering a line of children’s clothes that grow with your child! The skirt Ooey is wearing in this photo will grow with her until she’s four 😱! I’d love if you showed her some insta-love and even better if you voted for her in the #differencemakesus #etsysmallbusiness contest.
I was immediately a fan of Kristen’s work and bought a dress for my daughter. She wears it all over the place and not long after Kristen asked me if I’d like to be a brand rep and I said, duh! Not quite what I said, but I am really excited to promote this brand.
Ginger Bean Clothing is so much more than a dress or a skirt. It’s the expression of a person who deeply believes in living a life that creates minimal waste while empowering others. I really admire Kristen for creating a business for herself that allows her to do everything she is passionate about; spend time with her daughter, create unique and eco-friendly products, and potentially hire and mentor a new generation of seamstresses.
Kristen has since moved to Minnesota where she can more easily grow her business and be near her family. But pieces of her remain throughout DC in the form of colorful skirts and dresses.
Styling your Pieces From Ginger Bean Clothing
My (our) first piece from Ginger Bean Clothing was the zebra print dress, I would take an adult version in a heartbeat. We were then given a skirt as part of our brand rep arrangement and it’s been a super fun item to style. The skirt fits like a tutu and allows for some fun quirky power clashing. I had some fun putting together a few styles should you need some inspiration.
The “It’s a pirate’s life for me” look
The pirate skirt is one of the three skirts that our lucky winner can pick for their child.
The “this is what Ooey wears 90% of the time” look
This zebra patterned dress also comes in a skirt and will be available for the winner of the giveaway to select as their prize.
The “I’m a lady lab rat” look (and if you recognize that black square as a PCR readout, high five!)
I think this look might be the best by far (I definitely miss having my head in a microscope all day). But for the budding scientist in your life we have; a brain cell plushie, a onsie that reminds us of the true history of DNA discovery, a pair of converse, your PCR readout, and a microscope to go with the DNA skirt that is one of the options for the winner of our giveaway.
Without Further Ado, The Giveaway
Ginger Bean Clothing will be giving away one resizable skirt to a reader of this blog. The contest is open to residents of the continental US only and will run from Wednesday, April 19th until Monday April 24th at Midnight EST. A winner will be announced the following day. Below are three designs that the winner will be able to choose from. To enter the giveaway use the box below to follow Ginger Bean Clothing on Facebook and Subscribe to this blog (one entry per person). And please, tell all your friends 🙂
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