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07.20.2015

Sseko Turns 6: Lessons We’ve Learned Building an Ethical Fashion Brand

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

At 22, Liz Bohannon left a comfortable job at a communications agency and moved halfway across the world to make a difference. The Sseko ribbon sandal was born out of her deep-rooted passion to help bright & brave young women pursue their dreams. (And admittedly, some degree of stubborn determination!) In the 6 years that […]

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07.16.2015

Yoga in the Park: A Sseko Brave Meet-up

By: ssekointerns
Categories: Brave Collective, Life at Sseko
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There are a multitude of reasons that working at Sseko’s U.S. headquarters in Portland, Oregon makes for a killer gig: A compelling mission that makes getting out of bed on Monday morning about more than a paycheck. The chance to wear and share gorgeous, high-quality products. A beautiful office space full of fierce and inspiring […]

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07.10.2015

“Like a Girl” is a Compliment

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Collective, Intern Life
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“Sometimes I just hate being a girl.” I used to have this thought from time to time, when I would blame my strong conviction or easily hurt feelings on my gender alone. Emotional connection is something that I have always felt very strongly and intensely. I am easily affected by a violent scene in a […]

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07.06.2015

Brave Spotlight: Dawn Bush

By: Holly Hulett
Categories: Brave Collective, Brave Spotlight, Life at Sseko
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It is impossible to start writing about Dawn Bush without declaring up front that she is AMAZING. We’ve had the sneaking suspicion that might be the case ever since she first stepped foot inside our US office in Portland, OR in June 2014. Dawn is our Wholesale Operations Manager, a.k.a. keeper of a million minute […]

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07.02.2015

The Future is Bright: Nikia Phoenix

By: Holly Hulett
Categories: Brave Spotlight, Style your Ssekos, The Future is Bright
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When you first see Nikia Phoenix, you’ll likely be as struck by her unique beauty, name, and style, as we were. Having worked with Nikia before and in getting to know her over the past couple years, we’ve learned there is so much more than meets the eye. She continues to captivate us with the […]

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06.29.2015

Becoming Brave

By: ssekointerns
Categories: Brave Collective, Intern Life
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This is a guest post by Libby Bartley, our Summer 2015 Brave Collective Intern. In June 2011 I set out on a new beginning as I left my roots in Cincinnati, Ohio to reluctantly embrace a new adventure in the Pacific Northwest. After one new job offer, three layovers and 57 cardboard boxes that packed […]

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06.19.2015

Stand Up for Yourself, and Those Who Can’t

By: ssekointerns
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This is a guest post by Geetha Somayajula, our Summer 2015 Social Media & Marketing Intern. When I stepped into the Sseko office on June 1st, I was hoping to learn more about online marketing, and to gain some insight into the fashion industry. What I didn’t expect was to have my worldview challenged; every […]

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06.16.2015

Meet the Summer 2015 Interns!

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Life at Sseko, Women of Sseko
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We’re excited to introduce you to our newest summer interns (our biggest class yet)! These 6 inspiring ladies are already contributing so much to the team, and certainly livening up the office. We can’t wait to see the results of all of their hard work this summer! I’ve asked them to introduce themselves through some […]

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06.11.2015

A Brighter Future: Audrey Roloff

By: Carolyn Cesario
Categories: Brave Spotlight, Style your Ssekos, The Future is Bright
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Our Summer 2015 campaign theme is “The Future is Bright” — both because our summer collection features crazy beautiful, bold, and bright hues (coral! fuchsia! blue! turquoise!) but also because we believe that if we work together, a brighter future is possible. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite (brave!) women who […]

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06.08.2015

Own your Brave

By: Holly Hulett
Categories: Brave Collective
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Hiya Braves! Holly at Sseko HQ here. This month we are focusing on what it means to ‘Own your Brave’. To kick it off, I want to share with you a small piece of my Brave story and what it means to me to ‘own your Brave’. From a young age i’ve been labeled by […]

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