I’m SO excited about this post!! Sseko Designs is hosting a “30 Days/30 Ways” campaign. They sent me a pair of the shoes to style!
I first wrote about Sseko Designs a little over a year ago and it’s been really fun to watch the company grow. In fact, Sseko Designs was just named one of “America’s Top Five Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs” by BusinessWeek. Isn’t that incredible!
The mission of the company is to help break the cycle of poverty in Uganda. Sseko employs girls in Uganda for a nine month period in exchange for an entire college education! How great is that?
Each sandal comes with a base and a long ribbon which can be tied in (literally) hundreds of ways.
Some of the different ways you can tie the sandals.
I watched a few videos on YouTube to learn different ways to tie mine. I really loved this braided style!
I also LOVE this style. I thought that I wouldn’t like something tied around my ankle, but it’s surprisingly comfortable. The ribbon “settled” a little bit after walking and I really like how it ended up.
I don’t think I could give it enough justice, so I recommend you read THE STORY on your own.
But, basically, Sseko designs gives women in Uganda to work and earn money for college during a gap between secondary school and university.
Here is a quote from the website:
“Sseko Designs is a not-just-for-profit enterprise that recognizes the power of business and responsible consumerism to support sustainable economic development, which in turn affects a country’s educational, justice, and health care systems. The goal of Sseko Designs is two-fold: provide university tuition for these promising young women through a sustainable monthly income, while also contributing to the overall economic development of Uganda.”
The mission of the organization is amazing, as are the sandals themselves.
The sandals are made so that, once you have the “base,” you can exchange for different ties. The best part is that there are tons of ways the sandals can be tied!
No one will know the size of your jeans but they’ll know if they don’t fit! Struggling with my postpartum body… and just decided to go to the store and buy jeans that fit! Who knows what will happen down the road (my postpartum body always feels foreign for a while), but for now I have jeans that fit and that I feel good in. 🏻
Leave a comment with “jeans” and I’ll send you links for my outfit! 🔗
Can’t wait to fill Rory’s @petitekeep trunk with special memories and treasures 🏻 Jack’s is tucked away in his closet and every once in a while I open it up to store another item and reminisce on all the wonderful moments of his life so far. Love these keepsakes 🤍🍼👶🏼
After quite a tough pregnancy, from the first days all the way to the very end, I’m finally starting to feel like myself again! Nothing better than feeling a bit more “me.” I am trying to prioritize taking care of myself by carving out little slivers of time to do things that I enjoy… I don’t have unlimited time for hobbies, but I’ll take what I can get! I’m working on a couple of small needlepoint projects and I’m excited to start on Rory’s stocking soon🧵 🪡
My Valentine + Valentine Baby ❣️ After a very stressful start to the year, Rory’s birth felt like a bright light of hope and positivity. I’m so, so grateful for a healthy (and speedy!) delivery with Mike by my side.
(If you’re local, I switched to @madisonaveobgyn and this experience was night and day compared to my first pregnancy/delivery. I am *eternally* grateful for incredible care both during pregnancy and especially during delivery. It makes a huge difference.)