ICYMI — March 8 is International Women's Day, a day to obviously celebrate just how amazing and strong women are, as well as the progress made in the fight for gender equality. So if you're looking for another way to honor the day, Enrou has curated a special shop online for products made by some pretty incredible women, and you're going to have serious difficulty narrowing down what you want to buy. Also, Easter is right around the corner, y'all, so if you need a last minute gift...
Enrou, founded by Jessica Willison and Ann Wang, is an online marketplace that partners with socially responsible brands to curate unique products handcrafted by artisans in developing communities around the world. For International Women's Day, they're featuring products made by women, and it's combining the power of the day with an activity we all love. "It’s really inspiring to know that women can empower other women through something we already do and love — shop! International Women’s Day is a day that shines a light on all the amazing women across the globe – we are making it super easy for anyone, male or female, to impact the world and empower women just by shopping this amazing collection," says Willison.
These are purchases that you can feel good about, because the effects support and empower women, and go far beyond the monetary contribution. "There is a powerful ripple effect. Each purchase provides further work opportunities to the woman that created the product which in turn benefits her family and her community," Wang says.
If you want to support women and celebrate International Women's Day by getting your shop on, check out these nine seriously cool products from the curated shop.
Naomi Leather Purse; $155; enrou.com
You can never have too many distressed leather purses in your life, and this one was made by an artisan trying to support her family after her husbands passing.
Brass Fringe Necklace; $85; enrou.com
This versatile necklace can be edgy for the daytime, or glammed up for a night out.
Vietas Bowl Candle; $32; enrou.com
You can never go wrong with gifting a candle, especially one like this, made from Himalayan Bamboo by an artisan born in a Thai refugee camp who has relocated to the United States to create a new life.
Prim Earrings; $32; enrou.com
The artisan, living in Kenya, made these earrings using raw, up cycled and locally sourced materials.
Mosi Sandal; $65; enrou.com
Beach season is coming, and these vibrant leather sandals, created by a Masaai artisan in Kenya, are a must-have.
Alpaca Scarf; $183.20; enrou.com
Everyone has a blanket scarf — but feel good about your purchase by supporting the local women in the Peruvian Andes who crocheted this one.
7. iPad Case
Leather iPad Case; $38.40; enrou.com
Protect your tech and support women with this sleek, handcrafted iPad case.
Foldover Wallet; $44; enrou.com
Not only is the design amaze, but this wallet was made by a 16-year-old girl who is supporting her three siblings.
Hatua Ring; $35; enrou.com
You won't find a ring like this, made from environmentally friendly material in Kenya, at the mall.
And there's plenty more where these came from. Head over to Enrou to see the shop in full.
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