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A Note From Sseko’s Founder on Our 9th Birthday

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. […]

By |2018-07-11T22:23:50+00:00July 11th, 2018|Life at Sseko, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Introducing the class of 2017!

January is one of our favorite months here at Sseko! We get to kick off the year by introducing you to a new team of university bound women who will work with us for 9 months while they earn an income for university and head off to school in the fall. This year we’ve welcomed 15 bright new faces into the Sseko workshop. This is the largest group we’ve ever had! We are so excited to introduce you to the Class of 2017! […]

By |2017-01-16T20:49:28+00:00January 16th, 2017|Life at Sseko, Uganda, Uncategorized, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Destination: Havana | An American’s Travel Guide to Cuba

As Americans, we’ve always been intrigued by the idea of Cuba—this forbidden land, rich in history and culture. Can you imagine what it would be like to actually travel there? Earlier year, Ben + Liz of the Sseko team got to visit Havana with their friends Caroline + Jayden. We asked Caroline to put together a Travel Guide to Havana, Cuba for us, so we could share all the stories, travel tips and must-do’s with you! We’ll let Caroline take it from here…. […]

By |2016-06-13T07:45:16+00:00June 13th, 2016|Life at Sseko, Sseko Style, Travel|0 Comments

A Brave Adventure: Josephine’s Uganda Boat Trip

This fall, as we ask you to seek the unfamiliar, it’s only fair that we ask the same of ourselves, both in the U.S. and in Uganda. For Josephine, this meant overcoming her fear of the water in exchange for an exhilarating new experience: a Uganda boat trip on Lake Victoria! Despite the fact that Uganda is a land full of water, from the mighty Nile to Lake Victoria to the smooth, calm pools of mountain craters- most Ugandans don’t know how to swim. Two years ago, when Josephine heard of a few American visitors spending the day touring Lake Victoria [...]

By |2015-09-27T07:54:25+00:00September 27th, 2015|Life at Sseko, Uganda, Women of Sseko|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes with our Style Intern

You are probably looking at these images wondering “what in the world is this girl doing?”. Well, you, my friend are gazing upon rare behind-the-scenes images from Sseko’s 6th Birthday photo shoot. If you take a look at the final pictures from this shoot you never would’ve thought that this is how we got there. The life of a stylist and model is not always as glamorous one may think, but it sure is a lot of fun! […]

By |2015-08-17T21:29:44+00:00August 17th, 2015|Intern Life, Life at Sseko, Sseko Style|0 Comments

Sseko Turns 6: Lessons We’ve Learned Building an Ethical Fashion Brand

At 22, Liz Bohannon left a comfortable job at a communications agency and moved halfway across the world to make a difference. The Sseko ribbon sandal was born out of her deep-rooted passion to help bright & brave young women pursue their dreams. (And admittedly, some degree of stubborn determination!) In the 6 years that have passed since Liz’s first journey, Sseko Designs has become an internationally-known ethical fashion brand that’s enabled 60 (!!) women to attend college to-date. For Sseko, each birthday represents a pause, a moment of reflection, and a time to give thanks. (We’re still going? And [...]

By |2015-07-20T23:24:10+00:00July 20th, 2015|Life at Sseko, News, Women of Sseko|0 Comments