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11.19.2014

Sseko Holiday Gift Guide

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Holiday

Having trouble deciding what to get that special someone this year? We’ve put together a little gift guide to help you out! There’s something for every woman on your shopping list, at every price point. Pictured above: Gold Bow Accent Loafers, Black Suede Hex Clutch, Tibeb Scarf in Cabernet, Sseko Brave Manifesto Print, Sseko x [...]

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11.18.2014

Brave Spotlight: Rebekah Lyons

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Spotlight

“Usually you know something scares you when your heart starts racing, when you are about to hit submit or publish, make that difficult phone call, send that e-mail–it’s your body telling you to trust that the difficult way is the way of healing and wholeness and freedom.” These are the insightful words of our newest [...]

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11.04.2014

Brave Spotlight: Emily Loerke

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Spotlight

We are honored to introduce you to a longtime dear friend of Sseko – Emily Loerke. A lover of the outdoors and keeper of bees, all-star friend, wife to Tim and new mama to a little one (named Brave! How much do we LOVE THAT?!), she challenges us to give grace and be brave in [...]

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11.03.2014

Sharon’s Daughter

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

“I’m a mother now!” Those were Sharon’s first words when she brought her new daughter, Given Blessing, to visit her Sseko co-workers last week. Sharon always glows with a certain joy, but her face is definitely a little brighter now, especially when she speaks of her baby. Uganda, like most countries, has a way to [...]

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10.30.2014

Behind the Scenes | The Making of a Shoe

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: How It's Made
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Each shoe in our new Footwear Collection is exquisitely crafted by Ethiopian shoe artisans from leather sourced through local family farmers. In addition to sustainably supporting the local economy and creating jobs in East Africa, 10% of proceeds from this collection go towards the Sseko Scholarship Fund to educate and empower women. Here is a [...]

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10.28.2014

Brave Spotlight: Francesca Giaimo

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Spotlight

“Your body is not your masterpiece — your life is.” – Glennon Melton It can be difficult in the fashion industry to maintain a healthy sense of self in the midst of convoluted messaging that reinforces the lie that we are not enough. Fix it, dress it up, or hide it altogether – there doesn’t [...]

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10.22.2014

Graduate Update: Hadijja

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

Last week, we visited Kisubi Brothers University to catch up with Hadijja. It’s only been a few weeks since classes started, but she’s already loving her new environment. She explains that it’s so calm and quiet- she can really focus on her studies. Hadijja is planning to be a teacher in math and physics, and [...]

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10.17.2014

Brave Spotlight: Malala Yousafzai

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Collective, Brave Spotlight

Welcome to The Brave Spotlight! This is the first post in a new series we’re launching on the blog, in which we highlight courageous women who are making a direct impact on the lives of women, both across the globe and right here at home. We are kicking off this series with a young woman [...]

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10.08.2014

Redefining Gender Equality

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Life at Sseko, Women of Sseko

Here at Sseko, we’re thrilled to see the traction that the #HeForShe campaign is making. We’re sure you’ve heard of it by now; Emma Watson’s speech on feminism has exploded all over social media, as the former Harry Potter celebrity and current global goodwill ambassador publicly shared her stance on gender equality. As an advocate [...]

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09.23.2014

Graduate Update: Rakel

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

Rakel hurries across the lawn in the front of her new university, beaming. She’s nearly as happy to give a tour of the place as she is to be attending. Her new campus, Uganda Christian University, is nestled in the foothills of Mukono, a suburb of Kampala; and boasts a new library, a beautiful fountain, [...]

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