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Graduate Gifts That Give Back

By |April 9th, 2020|

They did it! Your daughter/son, your wife/husband, your niece/nephew, your sister/brother, your mom/dad… someone in your life just crossed a major milestone and you want to celebrate their big accomplishment! Cash is too impersonal. Flowers are lovely, but they only last a week. Balloons are better suited for birthday parties. You want something that lasts and can serve as a reminder of their incredible achievement.  We’re here to help. For any stage, [...]

Tips for Working From Home from Fellows Who’ve Been Doing It For Years

By |April 2nd, 2020|

Working from home has been increasing in popularity year over year. The more virtual business models that emerge the more people are trading their work wardrobes for leggings and t-shirts as they shift from a corner office in the city to a corner desk in their spare room.  With the emergence of social distancing, people who never even intended to operate virtually are now working from home and others whose industries have [...]

Meet the Sseko Scholars Class of 2020!

By |March 26th, 2020|

We are so thrilled to introduce to you the bright, young women in the Sseko Scholars Class of 2020! Sseko Scholars program Sseko Designs started in Uganda 10 years ago with a dream to use business to create community and opportunity for the brightest women in east Africa to continue their education and become leaders in their communities. Sseko's impact is not in charity work, but rather in giving [...]

Behind the ‘Hopefully Yours’ Spring 2020 Collection

By |March 19th, 2020|

For the Spring 2020 ‘Hopefully Yours’ Collection, we traveled the world in search of the most stunning materials and the most beautiful stories. We shot this catalog in Joshua Tree National Park as the Joshua Tree is a symbol of faith, hope, and resilience in the midst of harsh conditions. ⁠ This collection was inspired by the [...]

Under the Mango Tree: A Look Back at Our Recent Trip to Uganda

By |March 12th, 2020|

Sseko Fellows Travel to Uganda for a trip of a lifetime! Over the past year, we’ve been waiting and planning our special annual incentive Sseko Fellows trip to Uganda … and we’re thrilled to share IT HAS HAPPENED! Sseko recently took our top leaders to Uganda for an all-expenses-paid trip to learn and understand how the products they’re selling are made and [...]

Sseko Women Who Made History

By |March 5th, 2020|

March is #WomensHistoryMonth and it’s reserved to intentionally celebrate and highlight the contributions of women. Each year, The National Women’s History Alliance chooses a national theme and this year, they’ve chosen “Valiant Women of the Vote” in celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage of the 19th amendment.  While we are excited to celebrate this incredible time in history, we’re not without pause to recognize that our black sisters were not afforded those same [...]

A Conversation with Morgan Harper Nichols

By |February 28th, 2020|

Morgan Harper Nichols is a writer, artist, and musician who was gracious enough to share her talent and beauty with us by modeling in our spring collection photoshoot. The SS20 Hopefully Yours collection is a celebration of hope and resilience. When we thought about women using their platform, gifts and skills to bring hope and truth, Morgan Harper Nichols was at the top of our list! (Not to mention, we knew she’d look stunning [...]

5 Subscription Boxes That Make a Global Impact

By |February 25th, 2020|

Subscription boxes have skyrocketed in popularity over the last several years. There used to only be general boxes on the market that included a wide variety of items, but as the consumers began to warm up to the idea of new products being delivered to them each month, niche boxes started popping up. We’re such a huge fan of subscription boxes because it allows you to discover new products you might not have otherwise [...]

3 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day with Sseko

By |February 6th, 2020|

The very famous Leslie Knope made “Galentine’s Day” a national sensation when she first celebrated female friendships on a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation.  "Every Feb. 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas." In perfect Leslie Knope style, the celebration was filled with over the [...]

Susan’s Story

By |December 2nd, 2019|

I met Susan when we were both young women embarking on BIG adventures. I was in the early years of starting and launching Sseko and Susan was graduating from high school with big dreams about university and becoming a leader in her community. I distinctly remember sitting with her on the sandal production line while she diligently learned the manufacturing process while somehow managing to ask great questions and laugh loudly as she worked. [...]

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