I recently learned about an amazing company called Sseko Design. They are a sandal company based in Uganda where they 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. They also employ a full-time team of women from all walks of life, providing the opportunity for women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable society.
Supporting Sseko Designs means providing employment and scholarship opportunities to women pursuing their dreams and overcoming poverty. In exchange for a 9-month working program, Sseko provides women in Uganda with a full college education. They also provide assistance by offering fair wage employment to over 50 women, affording grant programs in which Sseko Designs matches 100% of their savings for a University scholarship. In addition, they provide 100% health coverage/insurance and supply monthly preventative health and wellness training and services for full time staff, among countless other benefits.
Pretty darn amazing – and with the holidays quickly approaching, it’s also the perfect holiday gift idea or stocking stuffer! Fair trade fashion, for a wonderful cause… it’s definitely the heart warming gift that keeps on giving 🙂
These are some of my favorite ways you can style their straps:
All the info, photos and video above was from www.ssekodesigns.com – make sure you check them out! Such an inspiring story and cause!
Update – get 25% off using code “hautepinkpretty“, also free shipping for orders $75+ using code “SsekoSanta”
Hope you’re all having a great week!
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Great Idea for this Xmas!December 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Those are so cute, I’ve seen them before but I didn’t know who they were by! I will have to check those out for sure, I think my bf’s nieces would love those!
With Love From Hollywood,December 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm
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