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Ethical Holiday Giveaway: Victoria Road Gold Chain Ear Cuff

Victoria Road Gold Chain Earcuff Giveaway Fair Trade

This giveaway is offered in partnership with Victoria Road

Affordable, fair trade luxury...


Some ethical companies are so good at telling their story that you can't help but be changed by the narrative. Victoria Road is a good example. Earlier this year, I featured Victoria Road in an informative interview and styled review, delving deep into issues of ethical sourcing and the value of timeless, ethical luxury.

I'm partnering with them this week to offer a giveaway that is sure to liven up your wardrobe. I'm not usually one for sparkles, but the Victoria Road Gold Chain Ear Cuff pairs classic glamour with an edgy chain detail that makes the piece feel very modern. I hand selected this item because I think it's the sort of thing you can wear again and again whenever the occasion calls for something a little fancy. In fact, this would look great with a festive New Year's Eve outfit, and fortunately, you'll have it in time for that!

Victoria Road Gold Chain Earcuff Giveaway Fair Trade

Pakistani designer, Rema Qureshi, designed the Gold Chain Ear Cuff from her studio in Lahore...

As a brand, REMA seeks to reflect the fusion of cultures in its on-trend designs produced in limited quantities with outstanding finishing and quality. The handcrafted jewelry is heavily influenced by Asian culture, the leather for the handbags is sourced from fine tanneries across the world, the hardware is from Europe and all items are crafted and perfected in Pakistan and delivered to clients internationally. Every time you wear an item from REMA, you embody the spirit of inclusive globalism.

Giveaway entry is simple. Just complete one or several of the entry options below.

CONTEST CLOSED.
By entering this giveaway, you give permission for your email address to be added to the Victoria Road newsletter. Open to international readers. Contest ends Friday, December 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm. If you win, this item will not be there in time for Christmas, but you should have it before New Year's!

Victoria Road Gold Chain Earcuff Giveaway Fair Trade

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To shop the Gold Chain Ear Cuff (now on sale for $40.50), click here. 


To shop Victoria Road's full collection of clothing and accessories, click here

The Moral Wardrobe: Victoria Road's Medallion Split Collar Tunic

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As a part of our collaboration, Victoria Road sent me the soft-as-silk Medallion Split Collar Tunic to review. This is probably the highest quality thing in my closet. It's made of fine, woven 100% cotton with subtle champagne-toned embroidery along the neckline and hem, and I just feel so elegant in it.

Elegant is not normally the way I describe myself, so it's a real pleasure to feel so put together in something that's also easy to put on and easy to wear. I wore it for a half day at work - where my volunteers oohed and awwed over it - then to run errands around town and, though it's crinkled slightly from movement and prolonged sitting, it still looks great. The fabric is lightweight and breathable, too, so it's offering some nice aeration for the sudden humidity that's taken hold of Virginia in the last couple of days.

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Ethical Details: Medallion Split Collar Tunic - c/o Victoria Road; Shorts - old; Earrings - Hannah Naomi; Shoes - Sseko Designs via MadeFAIR

I've got a few summer weddings to attend, and I'd been looking for a blouse that was a bit more formal than my standard Everlane t-shirt to wear tucked into skirts. I think this tunic will pair well with a nice, black flouncy skirt since the neckline makes such a statement, and the fabric lays so well it feels dressy without the need for much bedazzling.

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The Medallion Split Collar tunic was made ethically at Victoria Road's private factory in Lahore, Pakistan. It retails for $97.00, a small investment, but it's something that is timeless enough to wear forever and ever. Plus, it's forgiving shape means it will continue to be wearable even if I gain or lose a few pounds. The cotton fabric is also washable.

I would say this item runs true to size. I'm wearing a Small here.

New! I'm going to try to remember to tell you about the way items I feature on StyleWise were packaged...

This item came in a 100% recycled packing envelope printed with water based inks. The blouse was wrapped in a plastic liner.

Do you have anything by Victoria Road? If so, what item? 

I would love to know what you think. Also, make sure to read the interview with the founders of Victoria Road here.

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