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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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09.03.2014

Graduate Update: Racheal

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

Courses have only been in session for a couple of weeks, but Racheal is already greeting security guards and classmates as if she’s been at Gulu University for ages. Youthful exuberance lights up her face as she gives a tour of her new school, showing off classrooms for her business courses, as well as the [...]

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08.28.2014

Graduate Update: Topister

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

Around the Uganda workshop, Topister is known as “Mommy,” for her caring and responsible attitude. Who would’ve guessed that her nickname would be so appropriate, as she’s starting off her University career with a job at the HALO Foundation’s youth home in Gulu. She accepted a position as a mentor for the home, and will [...]

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08.19.2014

Sseko’s Visiting Designers

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

We’re lucky to have a lot of interesting guests stop by our workshop in Uganda. From local politicians and policy makers to international travelers to Sseko superfans, we’re always ready to give a tour and share a little bit about what we’re up to. This past week, though, we had a very special group of [...]

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08.14.2014

From Fan to Intern: Five Ways My Sseko Internship Changed My Life

By: Bethany
Categories: Life at Sseko

Hi everyone! For my last post on the Sseko blog, I thought I would tell you a little bit about my journey from fan to intern, and the effects that my internship has had on my life. My history as a Sseko fan began three years ago, in September 2011, when my older sister messaged [...]

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