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02.03.2016

Welcoming the Class of 2016!

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Our favorite time of the year is here! This month, we’ve welcome 11 bright new faces into the Sseko workshop–11 young women who will work with us for 9 months while they earn an income for university and head off to school in the fall. We are so excited to introduce you to the Class […]

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01.26.2016

Cornerstone Leadership Academy | Hiring our Newest Class

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko
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  At Sseko Uganda, we are in the process of welcoming our newest class of university-bound girls to the team, so we thought it would be a good time to explain how we recruit & hire these ladies each year! In Uganda, the school year starts in February and ends in December. So towards the […]

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01.06.2016

Ethically Sourced Leather Shoes + Bags

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Ethiopia, How It's Made, Uganda
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We’re often asked where our leather is sourced from, and we are proud to say that almost all of it comes from Ethiopia and Kenya! We work hard to source as many of our materials as possible (from beads to rubber!) in the East African region with the aim of supporting the local economy and […]

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12.11.2015

Christmas in Uganda

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: Holiday, Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Christmas in Uganda looks a little different than it does in the U.S. For both, it’s a joyful season, but in Uganda there is no snow, there are fewer decorations, and it’s most often celebrated as a time to relax, reconnect with family, enjoy good meals, and make visits to old friends and relatives back […]

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11.18.2015

Holiday Gifts That Give Back: Our Staff Picks

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Holiday, Life at Sseko, Women of Sseko
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Welp, it’s that time of year again! Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner? Here at Sseko HQ, we’ve already started scheming what gifts we want to give (and let’s be real, also get) this season, and we thought we’d share our picks with you! Each holiday gift also gives back, so it’s […]

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11.12.2015

How It’s Made: The Brave Bracelet

By: Emily Grace Goodrich
Categories: How It's Made, Uganda, Women of Sseko
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Though the brass bangles have been a Sseko staple for awhile now, we’re incredibly excited to announce our first major foray into the world of jewelry. The Brave Bracelet is entirely handmade in Uganda, using hammered brass wire, colorful beads, and a whole lot of talent. First, brass wire is cut to size, hammered, and […]

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11.04.2015

Gifts That Give Back Gift Guide

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Holiday, Style your Ssekos
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Give her a gift that helps to give back this season with a beautiful Sseko piece handcrafted in East Africa. From the college student to the artist in your life, we’ve made shopping easy-peasy this year. Below we’ve put together a round-up of our favorite stylish and ethically made pieces for every woman on your […]

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10.28.2015

How To Build An Ethical Wardrobe| The Trendsetter

By: Holly Hulett
Categories: Brave Spotlight
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Bre Cruikshank is a fashion blogger and product manager at Nike. Long-obsessed with fashion and the arts and how that impacts the world, mixed with Bre’s studies in International and human rights in school, she’s now found the bridge between the two in the world of ethical fashion. “It’s just what I love. I want my […]

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10.20.2015

Style by the Books | The Ace

By: Holly Hulett
Categories: Brave Collective, Brave Spotlight
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Meet our brilliant-minded, justice-seeking friend, Lindsey Low! She is a true academic, approaching life and work with a curious mind and passion for change. A lifelong learner, Lindsey embodies the tenet of our Sseko Manifesto, ‘read good books and ask hard questions’! We hope you’re as captivated by her dreams, passions, and pixie cut as […]

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10.12.2015

Travel Advice from The Voyager

By: Holly Hulett
Categories: Brave Spotlight, Style your Ssekos, Women of Sseko
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If you want some great travel advice, just talk to Blair Littleton! Blair is a voyager, approaching life and culture with a curious and humble spirit. An avid reader, her own life adventures are worth writing a novel about. From Australia, to Central and South America, Asia, and Europe, this gal has been everywhere! Blair’s […]

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