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Building a Business with Coffee: How Our Fellows Are Earning a Sustainable Income with Together Coffee

By |September 24th, 2020|

We launched Together Coffee in June and since then it has been making a profound impact on our Fellows community, their families, and their businesses.  As a company, we’d been dreaming up a coffee brand for a while now and had plans to see it come to fruition with the launch of our fall collection, but once Covid-19 hit and businesses around the world started shutting down, it became clear that we needed to [...]

September Reading Watching Shopping

By |September 17th, 2020|

What We’re Reading, Watching, and Shopping in September Every month we are putting the spotlight on the BIPOC creators catching our eye. We are watching, reading, shopping, listening to, and learning from vibrant designers, writers, educators, and more! Share who is inspiring your day in the comments. Reading Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi This month, Yaa Gyasi dropped a stunning follow-up to her national bestseller ‘Homegoing’ in this stunning novel about a Ghanaian family [...]

Wait There’s More: Introducing Drop 2

By |September 10th, 2020|

You thought we were done? Oh no… we have a Fall 2020 part TWO and we’re so excited to finally share it with you! Moody florals, rich leather hues, tee shirts with impact, a new pattern for the Multiway Shawl, and more are HERE!. Midnight Bloom In autumn, one of the things we miss most is florals. Well, we’re changing the springtime = flowers mindset with the new Midnight Bloom pattern. Available in the [...]

5 Ways to Support Your Student and Your Sanity This Back to School Season

By |August 27th, 2020|

This year has been a nonstop series of unexpected events. As we head into a school year like no other in our history, many parents and kids are experiencing anxiety and stress. Whether you’re working from home and managing remote learning or returning your children to school knowing that the environment has drastically changed, your feelings are valid.  We know we can all get through this TOGETHER, but it’s going to take more than [...]

Why Should I Shop Fair-Trade?

By |August 20th, 2020|

We are big believers in the importance of fair trade, but many coming to Sseko are learning about this certification for the first time. In an age where people are becoming increasingly conscientious about where they shop, how their products are made and who is making them, fair trade knowledge is a means by which you can start to shape how you shop.  What is fair trade? Fair Trade USA® describes it like this: [...]

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

By |August 13th, 2020|

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 [...]

The Fall 2020 Beyond Collection

By |August 6th, 2020|

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 [...]

How to Build a Business and a Marriage in Quarantine

By |July 30th, 2020|

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 [...]

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

By |July 23rd, 2020|

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 [...]

How to Brew Coffee at Home Like a Pro

By |July 16th, 2020|

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 [...]

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