As every stylish traveler knows, one of the best things about visiting a new place is shopping. There's nothing better than filling your wardrobe with beautiful, exotic pieces while supporting the local artisans that created them - it's truly a win-win.
But if you can't afford a plane ticket around the world, never fear - our new favorite fashion startup, Enrou (co-founded by former CF writer Jessica Willison!), gives you the ability to shop fabulous, socially conscious products from around the world, all without leaving your apartment.
Keep reading to learn more about Enrou's vision and to find out how you can win a $50 Enrou shopping spree!
All About Enrou
Enrou is a central marketplace which features a curated collection of fashion and lifestyle products that empower individuals through small business and community development, while inspiring consumers to make a positive global impact through their purchases.
In essence, Enrou allows you to buy fabulous products from local artisans around the world - you not only get beautiful, stylish accessories and gifts, but you'll learn the story behind where each piece came from, and will be making a real difference with the dollars you spend.
Here's a little more on how it all works, and how Enrou's model supports developing communities around the world:
Enrou uses the power of trade; not aid, to purchase items from social enterprise and not for profit brands that work within developing communities around the world. Enrou does not donate proceeds, but rather purchases the goods at and above fair wage prices so that our artisans can sell to a larger global market. This model provides them with a more sustainable and consistent income.
Our Enrou Fashion Favorites
To give you an idea of the kinds of stylish products Enrou carries, here are our favorite Enrou finds, each one socially conscious and with a unique story behind it. In addition, all of the items above are under $50 each, so you can buy them with your gift card if you win!
WIN a $50 Enrou Gift Card!
Want to shop at Enrou for free? Of course you do! Well get excited because two lucky CF readers will win a $50 gift card to Enrou.
To enter the giveaway, visit this landing page and enter your email address. Two lucky winners will be chosen at random from the eligible entries. Hurry! This giveaway only lasts until Thursday, 7/17.
Giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only and lasts from 7/12 through 7/17. No purchase necessary. For full official rules, click here.
Best of luck!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Enrou and one of Enrou's founders is a former College Fashion writer. The opinions, as always, are our own. For more information, please see our Disclosure page.