As far as we know, it’s not a common practice to publish interviews with employees who have quit working at your company. But we do things a little differently here at Sseko, and we are excited to share this story!
Adrienne Del Monte was a core member of team Sseko at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon for two years. She interviewed nearly a thousand women who were starting their journeys as Sseko Fellows and helped shape our community into the vibrant and welcoming place that it is. She recently quit her job at Sseko and we’re sharing an interview with her to dish all the details!
Brittany is not only one of our beautiful models for our Fall / Winter 2018 collection, but she’s also a powerhouse force advocating for a more fair and sustainable fashion industry. This incredible woman inspires us, and we’re so excited to introduce you to her today…
Big news in the world of Sseko Designs: We have become an official member of the Fair Trade Federation!
“Wait, I thought Sseko already manufactured with fair trade practices? What’s changed?”
Gabrielle Blair (a.k.a. Design Mom), an inspiring mother of six with an incredible talent for design and the founder of Alt Summit. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have partnered with her for a very special project. Gabrielle designed a limited edition print for Sseko’s Kaftan and Multiway Shawl to be sold in collaboration with Dressember, an incredible organization that fights human trafficking!
Catch our interview with Gabrielle herself!
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…
Jenna Kutcher is a total boss. She’s smart, driven, compassionate and hilarious. Seriously, if you don’t know who Jenna is already… you’re missing out BIG time. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have partnered with her for a very special project. Jenna designed a limited edition print for Sseko’s Kaftan and Multiway Shawl to be sold in collaboration with Dressember, an incredible organization that fights human trafficking!
Catch our interview with Jenna herself!
Tricia Hixon is one of our amazing Sseko Fellows and adds to much depth to our community with her insights and eloquent observations. Today, she shares with us a little about her experience stepping into sisterhood…
Sharon is the leader of our ribbon sandal strap team and a talented seamstress. She is a quick-learner, diligent with all the work she’s given. She’s the type of person who makes your spirit feel happy from talking to her, and at the end of each interaction, you just want to hug her.
Sharon is incredibly loving and generous to her family and friends and is a joy to have around. She’s said that “keeping quiet makes me sick,” so if you ever need a good chat, Sharon is your girl. She’s married and she and her husband just welcomed their second child. We were able to catch this interview with her before she left for maternity leave!
No One Belongs Here More Than You
This sentiment is more than a Sseko motto, but a badge of honor for each of 68 Fellows who attended Sseko Summit 2018. For some Sseko Fellows flying to Portland, Oregon was their first time meeting another Sseko Fellow in person. Countless emails and phone calls transformed into hugs and celebration as women front across the country began to learn and share her Sseko Story.
Sseko Designs started in Uganda with four women under a mango tree making leather sandals with interchangeable straps. Mary, Mercy, Rebecca and myself. We were impossibly naive and hopeful about the future and the impact that a single girl and pair of sandals could make in her community and our world.