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WHAT WE’RE READING, LEARNING, WATCHING, AND LISTENING TO IN APRIL

By |April 14th, 2021|

April showers bring May flowers. The phrase insinuates that the heavy rainfall in April will bring about the blooms in May. We all know that making our way through the murky waters of a difficult season will bear something beautiful on the other side. But, May has come and gone a few times and we’re still experiencing the rain.  The surge of violence against marginalized groups continues. Hate-fueled attacks on Asian Americans have spiked [...]

Is this fashion brand sustainable?

By |April 9th, 2021|

Understanding what is sustainable can be overwhelming. Many brands buried the truth in clever marketing language meant to imply their sustainable efforts. However, we want to help you set your standards for what sustainability looks like.  Here are a few ways you can tell if you’re truly shopping sustainably or not. Some of these efforts are laid out clearly by brands, others are and below we’ll help you determine what to look for: Their [...]

The Journey from Hobbyist to a Business Builder

By |March 26th, 2021|

Before someone decides to join as a Sseko Fellow, there are often many moments of hesitation. Not because they aren’t capable. Not because they don’t like the brand. But because they aren’t sure they can make the leap from someone who likes quality, fair-trade fashion to someone promoting it for the purpose of generating their own income. But the Sseko Fellow program is designed for everyone from hobbyists who would like to earn some [...]

Spring and Summer Footwear is Here

By |March 18th, 2021|

By March, we’re all ready to ditch the boots and go for something cute and sleek. Whether you’re all about the classic lip on sandal, you desire something strappy, or you still need a little toe coverage through the cool early spring months, we’ve got you covered. Always made with the highest quality materials. Always handcrafted by artisans earning a fair wage in a safe work environment. And, of course, always versatile in style. [...]

Custom Shop Creations for Mother’s Day Celebrations

By |March 11th, 2021|

Remember the good ol’ days when you would make mom a necklace, or a card or a piece of art? Something about a personalized gift just gives people all the feels. As an adult, you may think the opportunity to give a totally unique, handmade gift to mom is out of the question.  The Custom Shop is here to put the cool in crafting again. You can design a totally unique look for mom [...]

Women’s History Month: Sseko Celebrates Today’s Changemakers

By |March 9th, 2021|

This month we are celebrating all the women who make the world run! From past generations who laid the foundation to future-shaping firecrackers setting the pace for the next era of female leaders, we have much to be thankful for.  Over on social media, we are highlighting some inspirational heavy-hitters who shaped history. On the blog today, we want to shout out everyday women carving out HERstory right now through leadership, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. [...]

The Responsible Packaging Movement

By |February 25th, 2021|

Sustainability is a pillar of the Sseko brand. Being a verified member of the Fair Trade Federation, providing livable wages, and being both environmentally and socially conscious is extremely important to us. But far be it from us to pretend like there’s no room for improvement! One key initiative for us in 2021 is to reduce (and someday entirely remove!) plastic waste from our packaging. The fashion industry is a big contributor to industrial [...]

What We’re Reading, Learning, Watching, and Listening to in February

By |February 18th, 2021|

This month, as we celebrate Black History Month, we want to continue to spotlight Black women and other people of color. It is as important now as it ever was to keep the conversation alive and to move the needle forward. World leaders come and go and can slide the scale in one direction or the other to some extent, but we still believe in our core that real change and actual equality comes [...]

Meet Reyna: The Artist Behind the VITA Spring Look

By |February 11th, 2021|

This month we are so excited to have our Spring line in full bloom, but we are particularly in love with our VITA print. We want you to get to know Reyna Noriega, the illustrator behind the look and an artist with an eye for the future. Reyna’s vibrance and boldness are an eye-catching addition to any wardrobe, but her intention will give you a style really worth talking about.  About Reyna Reyna Noriega [...]

Spring Launch 2021 is VITA

By |January 28th, 2021|

Hello Spring, you gorgeous sunny thing. We see you just around the corner! The weather may still be a little cool, but your wardrobe is ready for a warm-up. Start shedding the dark hues and the rubber shoes, it’s time for the first Sseko launch of 2021. A longtime favorite leather color is back! An explosive, vibrant print will help you beat the wintertime blues and we know you’ll (man)go crazy for the new [...]

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