There’s this really great company I ran onto the other day that makes uber-versatile sandals (and now gorgeous accessories) while helping send Ugandan women to college with its profits. Sounds like the perfect “Just ‘Cause!”
The motto of Sseko Shoes is to “Using fashion to empower and educate women one sandal at a time.”
“Sseko Designs is a sandal company based in Uganda. We make beautiful leather sandals with interchangeable fabric straps that can be styled in hundreds of ways.
Sseko began as a way to generate income for high potential, talented young women to continue on to university. Sseko has graduated three classes of women. Every woman who has graduated from Sseko is currently pursuing her college degree.
In addition to our university-bound team, Sseko also employs a full-time team of women from all walks of life. By creating an environment of dignity, honor, creativity and dedication, Sseko Designs provides the opportunity for women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable society.
We believe that every woman has a dream. When she is given the opportunity to pursue those dreams, we are collectively walking towards a brighter and more just and beautiful world.
We believe that our stuff has a story and that every dollar you spend is a vote for the way you think the world should work.
Every Sseko has a story.”
Pretty sweet, right? Now maybe this isn’t the time of year when sandals are on your mind, but take a look anyways because they’re way cute. They are roughly $50 per sandal, which comes with a color strap of your choice, and info on all the ways to style your sweet Sseko sandal. Check ‘m out, they have a great blog if you want to follow along.
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