Our Impact

Sseko Designs is a global, fair-trade fashion brand. We partner with fair-trade producers to create dignified, fair-wage jobs for artisans across the globe. Currently, less than 2% of the people who make our fashion earn a living wage, and we are on a mission to change that. By supporting Sseko, you’re supporting Sseko’s mission to create a world where beautiful products are made by folks building beautiful lives.

In addition to our belief in fair trade fashion, at the heart of Sseko is the belief that every woman deserves the opportunity to learn & to lead. When that ideal becomes a reality, the world will be a brighter, more just, and more peaceful place. Through partnerships enabled by your support of Sseko, we are able to provide financial and community support to academically gifted young women in Uganda & Ethiopia as they continue on to pursue university degrees and become change-makers in their community and our world.

For every $100,000 in sales, our community creates THREE dignified, fair-wage jobs and supports a female scholar in Uganda or Ethiopia to continue onto University and pursue her dreams.

Our products are sold here in the United States through the Sseko Fellows. Through our social-selling model, we are creating opportunities for women right here at home to earn a flexible income while building lives (and businesses!) of purpose, passion, and impact. By supporting Sseko — as a friend, customer, host, or Fellow —  you are co-creating a brighter future with us.

impact of our Sales:

For every $100,000 in sales, we are able to create

3 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT JOBS AND PROVIDE 1 UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FOR A FEMALE SCHOLAR.

(That only takes about 20 Sseko Fellows! Will you be 1 in 20?!)

together in 2022:

We partner with

artisans in Uganda, Ethiopia, Peru, India, Southeast Asia, and Mexico

We’re creating

community and flexible income for over 1,200 Sseko Fellows across the U.S.
We = the university-bound production team, veteran production team, global production partners, Sseko Fellows, and your friends at HQ!

in 2021 we fully funded

62 university scholarships

for female scholars

We Are Currently Creating

39 full-time jobs

in Uganda

Fair-wage, formal employment that pays above market.

136 dependents are directly supported by Sseko employees.

Sseko Has a

Fully Ugandan

Management Team

All of Our Employees Receive:

3 months

of Paid Maternity Leave with Health Insurance

21 days

days of paid time off + 10 public holidays

2 × 1 retirement savings match

We are a member of the Fair Trade Federation

We provide

10 educational classes

Including budgeting, mentoring, public speaking, interview skills, gender equality, first aid, and computers.

We are the

largest exporter

of non-agricultural goods

from Uganda to the U.S.

We create
beautiful products with beautiful stories
through our partnerships with artisans across the globe

95%

Of Our Staff’s Children

Are in School

11,550

Meals Have Been Served

at Our Workshop

We Bring Our Impact Full Circle Through the Sseko Fellows.

We enable Impact Entrepreneurs to join Sseko’s story while creating their own social enterprise! Sseko Fellows are a community within the U.S. who are taking giant leaps and small steps towards using their talents to make an impact felt across the world. Through their Sseko businesses, they are able to create opportunity for themselves, their families AND their community around the world.

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