Blog2021-05-11T22:16:10+00:00

Reading, Watching, Listening, Learning: Travel Edition

By |June 11th, 2021|

We officially have travel brain. Whether you’re taking your first vacation since summer 2019 or you have a staycation on the books, all our minds tend to wander a bit this time of year. As things reopen and we prep for travel or just the summer slows down, we’ll be taking these gems with us. As for the Sseko team, our mind usually goes to Uganda. Where does your mind go? Reading  This month, [...]

#10ways10days: Step-by-Step Guide

By |June 1st, 2021|

It’s that time of year again! Our annual #10ways10days challenge is back and we want to get everyone involved. This is a fun, engaging fashion challenge led by our Fellows, but everyone can join in. We’ll share how you can participate and why this is about so much more than just styling. When Sustainability and Style Collide We believe in creating an ethical fashion that not only allows people to look good but helps [...]

Sustainable From Bean to Brew

By |May 18th, 2021|

As we approach the anniversary of launching Together Coffee, we wanted to take a little time out to talk about the lifespan of your coffee beans. While most of us only see the end result of products we purchase, it’s important when moving to a more sustainable lifestyle that we acknowledge the whole life cycle of what we consume.  It’s easy to become disconnected from the process of how our food makes it from [...]

What We’re Reading, Listening, Learning, and Watching in May

By |May 7th, 2021|

This month our mind is fully on home design. We’ve been discovering some seriously fantastic BIPOC women who are brightening spaces with their house warming style. and we’ve launched our very own home decor products. Whether it’s the food you eat, the time you spend in your outdoor space, or the handmade touches you add to a room, these women will improve the space you call home. Reading Let’s face it, one of the [...]

4 Tips For a More Sustainable Home

By |May 6th, 2021|

A person once said, “A more sustainable life begins at home.” We can’t help but imagine this person is close to perfecting composting, stores almost everything in glass jars, and never forgets their reusable grocery bags. We here at Sseko applaud all efforts towards a more sustainable environment. We prefer progress over perfection. Here are some tips we collected from our team, as we each try new things as part of our own journeys to [...]

Trend Alert: Dressing Up Again

By |April 28th, 2021|

Raise those hands if the last year or so has been spent in a yoga-pants-wearing, slipper shuffling, top-knot styling comfort cocoon. Working remotely, homeschooling, and quarantining hasn’t demanded a lot of us, stylistically, right? But we welcome the change. The weather is warming up and things are migrating towards a slow reopening, we’d like to hereby declare that dressing up is in and it might be time to put some of our cozy home [...]

4 Ways to Give Mom the Gift of Time

By |April 21st, 2021|

If you were to ask just about any mom what she wants for Mother’s Day the majority would say: time. It’s our most precious commodity and, frankly, the scarcest. Between careers, soccer practice, side hustles, science projects, meal preparation, baths and laundry… oh the laundry, a mom’s day is usually 16+ hours of nonstop work. While we believe every mom deserves something beautiful to unwrap on her special Sunday, we also feel strongly that [...]

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 [...]

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