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Our Story

Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand based in Uganda. In addition to handbags and accessories, we make beautiful leather sandals with interchangeable fabric straps that can be styled in hundreds of ways.

Sseko began as a way to generate income for high potential, talented young women to continue on to university. And it is working! Every woman who has graduated from Sseko is currently pursuing her college degree or has graduated from university and is on her way to making our world a more beautiful place.


In addition to our university-bound team, Sseko also employs women from all walks of life. By creating an environment of dignity, honor and dedication, Sseko Designs provides the opportunity for marginalized women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable society.


We believe that every woman has a dream. When she is given the opportunity to pursue those dreams, we are collectively walking towards a brighter and more just and beautiful world.


In addition to our sandals, accessories and straps that are all made in our workshop in Uganda, Sseko partners with existing artisan groups in East Africa to produce exquisitely crafted goods. We're currently partnering with organizations in Kenya and Ethiopia who produce our woven textiles and fine leather goods. To learn more about where each product comes from, click on the Impact Tab on that product's description page in our shopping cart. These additional products help us contribute to our goal of growing East African economies through trade and employment. In addition, the revenue generated through these lines allows us to expand our mission to educate and empower women through employment, training and scholarships.

Every Sseko has a story.