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“I’m Running a Marathon in My Sseko Sandals”

By |April 26th, 2022|

When we found out that Sseko Fellow Pam Cooke is training for a marathon in her Sseko sandals, we could hardly believe it! Disclaimer: our sandals aren’t made with the intention of being running shoes, but Pam is taking her #ssekostyle to the next level! Check out what she’s doing… What do Sseko Designs and long-distance running have in common? Answer: Me! About a month ago, I was visiting with a long-time family [...]

Sseko: Verified Member of the Fair Trade Federation

By |April 26th, 2022|

Big news in the world of Sseko Designs: We are an official member of the Fair Trade Federation! “Wait, I thought Sseko already manufactured with fair trade practices? What’s changed?” Since the day Sseko began with just three women making shoes under a mango tree in Uganda, we have been committed to building a business that creates dignity and opportunity for every person involved. Our factory is a beautiful and safe place for employees, [...]

2022 Match Day – Veteran Team Updates from Uganda

By |March 8th, 2022|

When we started Sseko, a goal of ours was that “these women will not make sandals forever.” While that applied to the University-bound women at Sseko who would continue on to college and create change in their communities, we knew (and hoped!) that might also apply to our production team members who would continue to pursue new dreams.  We’ve had the very bittersweet opportunity to “send off” several members of our Sseko [...]

What We’re Reading, Watching, Listening to, Learning in October

By |October 27th, 2021|

In the excitement leading up to the highly-anticipated season of giving, we are pausing now to focus on how to nurture healthier connections and conversations with ourselves and others this holiday season.  The holidays can be a time of high stress and busyness. But what if that’s not what you really want? What if you want something more intentional and laidback? Today, we’re sharing what we’ve been reading, watching, listening, and [...]

Sseko Tee Styling Guide

By |September 23rd, 2021|

Every one of us probably has a handful of tees hanging out in our closet— and actually, there may be more hiding inside that dresser over there. Everyone loves a good tee! They're extremely comfortable and you can wear them almost anywhere but they usually aren’t much of a statement piece on their own. That’s why we wanted to collect a few tips that will help you see the true potential in your tees. [...]

What We’re Reading, Watching, Listening to, Learning in September

By |September 7th, 2021|

This new month means we are inching closer to the end of 2021 and with that comes a desire to close chapters and tie loose ends. But we will continue to make it a priority to read and learn about the inspired work of the BIPOC community. There is an immense amount of content out in the world that is shouting to get out into the hands of more people so we can learn [...]

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

By |August 10th, 2021|

We are halfway through 2021 and it almost seems like we just appeared here. Yes, we have had a much better year than last, and we have slowly been able to regain some normalcy—but even with new opportunities, time has been a great resource for discovering the potential blessings the past challenges are bringing us. In that vein, that’s why we’re bringing you some #realtalk this month with our favorite things to read, watch, [...]

Reading, Watching, Listening, Learning: Throwback Edition

By |July 5th, 2021|

There’s something about a throwback we just can’t get enough of. Between Cruel Summer’s constant 90’s vibes and a Friend’s reunion we couldn’t love more, we’re thinking about all the things we loved about the last decade of the 20th century. No high-speed internet. Butterfly clips. Overuse of the phrase “as if.” This decade was nothing if not memorable. Today we’re talking about a few throwbacks you can indulge that will have you feeling [...]

10 Ways To Create A More Sustainable Wedding

By |June 25th, 2021|

There is more demand than ever these days for weddings that take a more ethical approach. Instead of the expensive one-day affairs, today’s brides are looking for budget-friendly, sustainability-minded matrimonies.  We can’t get enough of this new trend and that’s why we wanted to round up some of the best resources for making your dream day an ethically excellent ceremony to remember, from proposal to honeymoon. 1: The Ring We’ve arrived at a place [...]

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, [...]

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