Sseko Designs: Every Sandal has a Story

What first caught our eye about Sseko (pronounced “SAY-KO”) Designs’ signature sandals? Variety! Just one pair can be worn hundreds of different ways — how many shoes can make that claim? Check out their How to Tie videos and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about.

Want even more variety? Easy — change out your sandal straps!

While these unique and transformable sandals are what first caught our attention, it’s Sseko’s mission of empowering women through education that really stands out.

When Sseko founder Liz Forkin Bohannon graduated college, she moved to Uganda with a desire to learn from the country and its people. She soon saw that her new friends, as brilliant and determined as they were, could often not find jobs to put themselves through college. So what did Liz, as a concerned and connected friend, do when an opportunity simply didn’t exist for these Ugandan women? She created the opportunity they needed! And Sseko Designs was born.

Founder, Liz, with the Ugandan Women | ssekodesigns.com/love-liz

In Uganda, women face 9 long months between their secondary school completion and the start of college.  Sseko uses this time as an opportunity for young women to earn enough money to attend college. Sseko also provides long-term employment to older women who can no longer attend college, as well as management opportunities for college graduates. We love Sseko’s  sustainable business model,empowering women and their communities.

Check out some of our favorite Sseko styles below!

 

1. Navy Sandals, $49.99
These leather soles come in brown or black, with navy straps that can be styled in an endless combination of ties. Find a style that fits any outfit and any girl!

2. Glam Straps Stocking Stuffer, $19.99
What girl wouldn’t love to find these straps and gold sandal accessories in her stocking on Christmas morning? These straps and metallic accessories will dress up your Sseko sandals for an evening out!

3. Holiday Sandal Gift Set, $74.99
This set makes the perfect holiday gift for every girl on your list! (Who doesn’t love getting new shoes?) The set comes with a black or brown base, topaz chiffon straps, black cotton straps, and gold metallic sandal accessories. It also comes with a special holiday card, signed by the women in Uganda.

Inspired by Sseko Designs? Head straight to Sseko’s online store to see their complete selection of sandals, scarves, and bags!


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