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What We’re Reading, Watching, Shopping, and Listening to in August

As summer starts winding down these BIPOC leaders are heating things up. From delightful cooking shows we’re catching up on to beautiful words that strike our soul, these are the women breathing life and knowledge into our lives. Reading The Death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi  “Emezi offers a richly textured depiction of a middle-class community in Nigeria . . . Vividly written and deeply affecting.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Akwaeke is both a young adult and adult fiction author whose work has caught the eye the New York Times Notable Book, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the NYPL Young Lions [...]

By |2020-08-06T00:24:01+00:00August 13th, 2020|Listening, Reading, Roundups|0 Comments

The Fall 2020 Beyond Collection

The leaves haven’t started falling yet, but we totally are. We’re dropping new styles for Fall in two phases and today we want to introduce to you the first half of the collection. A gorgeous array of transitional looks that won’t have you overheating on the warm, end-of-summer days, but will give you all the feels of swapping your seasonal wardrobe. Allow us to introduce the Fall 2020 Beyond Collection. With brand new pieces and the return of some fan favorites, we know you’re going to be as excited as we are.  Apparel  Handwoven Stardust Ikat We’re thrilled to [...]

By |2020-08-06T00:08:43+00:00August 6th, 2020|Shopping, Sseko Style|0 Comments

How to Build a Business and a Marriage in Quarantine

Would you rather have to listen to your spouse conduct a 4th zoom meeting for the day or conduct your 4th zoom meeting of the day?  Would you rather stare at your spouse’s desk collection of dirty water cups and coffee mugs or build a wall partition so you can happily ignore it.  Sheltering in place has forced many people to spend more time than ever with their partners. Gone are the evenings of sharing your day since you mostly shared every moment already. We’re all spending so much time with our significant other that it’s difficult to find [...]

By |2020-07-23T19:55:50+00:00July 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Sseko Fellows|0 Comments

What We’re Watching, Reading, Watching, Shopping, and Listening to in July

We are so excited about our monthly round-up of incredible content being created by members of the BIPOC community. From books on our TBR (to be read) list to fashion designers we’re eyeing, we want to make sure that those who catch our attention are also on your radar!  What are you following/loving/shopping/reading and listening to? Share the love by telling us in the comments! Shopping  We are dazzled by the vibrancy of Lauren Good Day’s Instagram. The Indigenous designer’s recent collection, Matriarch, is a glorious combination of modern and tradition.  “Exemplifying cultural aesthetics of the Mandan, Hidatsa & [...]

By |2020-07-23T19:47:26+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Roundups|0 Comments

How to Brew Coffee at Home Like a Pro

Raise your hand if you lost your favorite coffee shop during the nationwide stay home orders? Even if it was just temporary, those realities forced a lot of people to seek at-home options for a lot of daily desires: entertainment, meals, and, yes, our sacred, beloved coffee.  So if you started to get the hang of home brewing during the shutdowns and enjoyed the savings and experimentation, here are some suggestions for leveling up your barista skills. Bolster Your Beans We all start out with a big brand K-cup or a tin of grounds our parents grew up on. [...]

By |2020-07-16T03:51:04+00:00July 16th, 2020|Sseko Tips, Together Coffee, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Birthday Looks for Any Occasion

It’s our birthday and we are ready to paaaaaarty! With you.  This month we will celebrate our 11th birthday. That’s right, we’re officially business pre-teens. And while we’d love to have a sleepover with bad 80’s movies and popcorn, this year we will be blowing out our candles with a week-long sale. Every 24 hours we’ll be dropping a surprise discount. 7 DAYS! 7 DEALS! Each only lasts one day so you’ll have to act fast, but we’ll have bags, shoes, jewelry, and more at some seriously low prices. So make sure you get yourself a gift! We can’t [...]

By |2020-07-01T20:32:41+00:00July 9th, 2020|News, Sseko Style, Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Ways 10 Days Sseko Social Challenge

There’s something to be said about a great piece that can go with everything. And we love to see the way our customers and Fellows mix it up. So right now we are doing a “10 Ways 10 Days” challenge to see how far your creativity goes.  You only need to own one Sseko item to participate. We want to see how you can take a single item and make it stylish in ten different ways. Dress it up, dress it down. Make it silly, make it chic.  Every person who completes ALL10 days of the challenge and submits [...]

By |2020-07-01T20:09:57+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Sseko Style|0 Comments

3 Ways to Innovate in Business During a Crisis

Covid-19 has deeply and profoundly disrupted the lives of most people all around the world. It has affected the way that we do most things including the way we spend money, engage in our communities, and participate in our economy.  As a result, many businesses have unfortunately shut down, suspended operations temporarily, or have been forced to pivot their entire model of doing business to stay alive and relevant amidst current circumstances.   No matter if you’re a large international corporation or a small business, staying nimble could mean the difference between packing it up or thriving in [...]

By |2020-06-03T22:46:55+00:00June 25th, 2020|Business, Sseko Tips|0 Comments

He for She: Celebrating Father’s Day with Stories of Supportive Guys

Dad, Daddy, Dada, Papa, Pops…. No matter what you call him, the sentiment is the same.  He’s the guy who celebrates your successes, pushes you to your potential, and cheers you on every step of the way.  Father’s Day is this Sunday and it has us thinking about dear old dad and all the other incredible men in our lives. No matter if it’s your dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, or neighbor, things wouldn’t be the same without those who offer a steadfast love, sacrifice for others, and the best cheesy jokes. We asked our Fellows to share [...]

By |2020-06-03T22:38:05+00:00June 18th, 2020|Sseko Fellows, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Together Coffee: Sseko’s Fairly-traded, Small-batch Coffee with Impact

We’re so proud to have officially launched Together Coffee!  Sseko Designs was founded under a mango tree in Uganda. There were many late nights spent tinkering with sandal designs and dreaming about a bright future for this business we were building. Our big ideas were fueled by Ugandan coffee, which was the most delicious we’d ever tasted. Little did we know that we’d return to that very drink to move Sseko into the next phase of our company.  Years later, Liz ventured to Ethiopia where she learned the phrase “buna tetu” which refers to “being together” but quite literally [...]

By |2020-06-03T18:43:32+00:00June 11th, 2020|Together Coffee|0 Comments