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04.24.2016

It’s Time for a Fashion Revolution

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: How It's Made
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This is guest post written by ethical fashionista Bre Shanks. On 24 April 2013, more than one thousand people were killed when the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Western multinationals like Primark, Walmart, and Mango produced clothing at the perilously constructed commercial building. The day before the collapse, inspectors had discovered significant cracks […]

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04.21.2016

Meet Linda!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Linda has needed to overcome many challenges in her life, but that hasn’t stopped her from cultivating a wide variety of passions and interests. She enjoys chatting with friends, watching High School Musical, and economics. She also dreams of traveling to Japan. She’s seen a bit of it in Kung-Fu films and would love to […]

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04.19.2016

Meet Successor!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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We’re excited to introduce you to Successor, one of the 11 young women who will work with Sseko for the next 9 months while earning an income for university in the fall! Successor is the third born of seven children, and perhaps it’s that classic middle-child syndrome that gives her a little extra spunk. She’s […]

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04.18.2016

The Mothers of Sseko

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko

Around the Uganda workshop, we jokingly refer to the past year as “baby season.” So many of our veteran staff gave birth this year, and many for the first time! We’re happy to welcome so many new babies into the Sseko family, and asked some of our staff to weigh in on their favorite part […]

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04.11.2016

2016 Festival Fashion Trends

By: Adrienne Del Monte
Categories: Style your Ssekos
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Festival Season is upon us! It’s your chance to make a statement, and get bold in your outfit choice. Festival fashion is all about having fun! Whether you’re attending Coachella this weekend or simply looking to make festival style your street style, we’re sharing our five favorite festival fashion trends from 2016 to get you […]

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04.07.2016

Meet Bridget!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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We’re excited to introduce you to Bridget, one of the 11 young women who will work with Sseko for the next 9 months while earning an income for university in the fall! Bridget comes from a family of five children, with parents who are farmers. They are from the Kanungu District and grow their own […]

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04.04.2016

Brave Spotlight: Adriana Jaime

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Spotlight, Style your Ssekos, The Future is Bright
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“I used to think being brave meant doing something big and cinematic and heroic, but after this trip, I realize sometimes taking those smaller steps that take us out of our comfort zone and help us grow can be just as brave.” -Adriana Jaime Adriana is a Portland, Oregon dweller dedicating her time to working […]

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03.31.2016

Meet Vicky!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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We’re excited to introduce you to Vicky, one of the 11 young women who will work with Sseko for the next 9 months while earning an income for university in the fall! Vicky comes from a family of ten children, and is the eldest girl. In such a big family, “people weren’t always living united,” […]

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03.24.2016

Meet Ruth!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Ruth’s hero is her mother, who is a teacher. Though she has both parents, Ruth explains that her mother, just on her own, could manage school fees for the six children in her family. That level of tireless hard work is something she really admires. Ruth values such leadership, as sees it as key to […]

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03.21.2016

Sseko Designs x Elephant Landing

By: Liz Bohannon
Categories: How It's Made, The Future is Bright, Uncategorized
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A few years ago, I was asked to speak at a photography conference in Portland. Odd, you see, because I am not a photographer (but this is another matter altogether.) But the conference was happening literally four blocks away from our office and it seemed to be a rad gathering of folks from around the […]

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