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!