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Sseko Turns Seven

This year, Sseko is turning 7 and we have a lot of amazing things to celebrate! Seven years ago, Sseko began as a way to generate income for talented young women to continue on to university. To date, we employ 50 women in Uganda and have enabled 71 incredible girls to continue on to University.


There is no doubt that this year has been one of the best ones in Sseko’s history. Today, we are celebrating by looking back on 7 highlights from the past year.

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Brave Spotlight: Angelia Trinidad of Passion Planner

She found herself in a post-graduate depression, and out of that depression a tool was born to remind us that our dreams should never be an afterthought. We’re so excited to introduce you to Angelia, founder and CEO of Passion Planner, the empowering planner designed to help everyone take action towards their goals every single day. We hope you’ll be as inspired by Angelia as we are!
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Brave Spotlight: Adriana Jaime

“I used to think being brave meant doing something big and cinematic and heroic, but after this trip, I realize sometimes taking those smaller steps that take us out of our comfort zone and help us grow can be just as brave.” -Adriana Jaime

Adriana is a Portland, Oregon dweller dedicating her time to working with kids and embracing her creativity through photography, writing, and being a hostess. Although she’s not originally from Portland, she tells us that the city feels more like home to her than any other place in the world. After a recent trip to NYC with friends, Adriana was curious what it might look like to move to a brand new city. Little did she know this would change her idea of what ‘being brave’ meant. We believe you will be inspired by the steps of bravery she took outside of her comfort zone so we asked her to share her journey with us.

Brave Spotlight: Adriana Jaime

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How It's Made, Sseko Style, The Future is Bright

Sseko Designs x Elephant Landing

A few years ago, I was asked to speak at a photography conference in Portland. Odd, you see, because I am not a photographer (but this is another matter altogether.) But the conference was happening literally four blocks away from our office and it seemed to be a rad gathering of folks from around the country…so I obliged!

Good thing, because that’s where I first crossed-paths with Caroline and Jayden Lee of Team Woodnote.

Sseko Designs x Elephant Landing
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Sseko Style, The Future is Bright

Spring 2016 Trend Report

Wondering what styles will be in vogue this spring and summer? We’ve scoured the runways and put together 6 trends that you can easily rock this season! From colorful tassels to strappy sandals, these looks are easy and effortless, and will keep you looking chic all season long!

Spring 2016 Trend Report

Pom poms and tassels are hot for Spring 2016 and were showcased in the Dolce & Gabbana runway show. You can rock this trend with our Carnival Accent on your Rue Sandals, T-Strap Sandals or Ribbon Sandals!

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The Future is Bright: Nikia Phoenix

When you first see Nikia Phoenix, you’ll likely be as struck by her unique beauty, name, and style, as we were. Having worked with Nikia before and in getting to know her over the past couple years, we’ve learned there is so much more than meets the eye. She continues to captivate us with the depth of care she has for her community and the way she thinks about the world and her place in it, she is a true freedom fighter through and through. Using modeling, blogging, and insanely good style as a platform, she is working toward a brighter, more just world. We asked Nikia to share her thoughts on a few questions with you, we hope that you are as inspired as we are by her responses:

 

What is your dream for a brighter future?
I hope that in our near future the playing field will be leveled so that more women and young girls are afforded the same opportunities around the world. We are strong, intelligent, and more than capable of performing at the same level as men, so why can’t we? I’m not saying we are better than men, but we are most certainly equal to them. Our emotions, our compassion, and our willingness to help others are what make us undeniable forces on this earth. Unfortunately many would like to suppress that power because they are afraid of what we might do with it. All we really want t do is make life better, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

The Future is Bright: Nikia Phoenix | Sseko Designs
What tenet of the Sseko Brave Manifesto resonates most with you and why?
Stand up for yourself and those who can’t.
If you can believe it, I was a quiet, nervous kid. I was afraid of the world and everything in it. I didn’t know how to speak up for myself, then one day this booming voice came out.. “I’m here and I’ve got something to say!” Ever since I’ve been calling out the injustices and unfairness and holding people accountable. I will always speak up for those who haven’t found their own voice.

 

Any words of advice / inspiration to our Sseko fans?
Be proud. Be humble. Be present. Know that you are a force all on your own, but imagine how powerful you can be standing beside others just like you.

 

Nikia took her Caramel T-Straps and some fun interchangeable accents with her to the beach, were both she and the sandals had some fun in the sun!

 

The Future is Bright: Nikia Phoenix | Sseko Designs
 

The Future is Bright: Nikia Phoenix | Sseko Designs
 

(Pictured: Sseko Designs Caramel T-strap sandals with the Talula T-strap Accent, Elba T-strap Accent, and Plain Caramel T-strap Accent)

 

Be sure to head on over to Nikia’s blog modelliberation.com, be inspired, and check out her post on Sseko!
xoxo,

Team Sseko

Brave Spotlight, Sseko Style, The Future is Bright

A Brighter Future: Audrey Roloff

Our Summer 2015 campaign theme is “The Future is Bright” — both because our summer collection features crazy beautiful, bold, and bright hues (coral! fuchsia! blue! turquoise!) but also because we believe that if we work together, a brighter future is possible. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite (brave!) women who are working to create a brighter future every day, too. We’ll be highlighting them each on the Sseko blog throughout the summer!

A Brighter Future: Audrey Roloff | Sseko Designs
To kick us off, we’re highlighting the audacious and striking LA-based blogger Audrey Roloff of aujpoj.com! Audrey is a positive role model for many young women, and she inspires those around her through her positivity and perseverance. We asked Audrey to tell us what a brighter future looks like to her and, WOW:

“My dream for a brighter future is a world where people realize their potential for MORE. There is ALWAYS MORE to look forward to, MORE to be thankful for, MORE to give, MORE blessings to receive, MORE fruit to bear, MORE joy to radiate, MORE growth in faith, MORE peace to permeate, MORE mercy to merit, MORE wisdom to gain, and MORE reason to Love. I want our generation to stand victoriously over fear, anxiety, doubt, and complacency. May we be the generation that passionate and faithfully lives like there is ALWAYS MORE. #alwaysmore #lifeorbust”

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