Sseko Sole Sisters + Giveaway
Sseko Designs is an ethical brand that’s using fashion and design to help bright, brave young women in East Africa attend university. To date they’ve enabled 86 women in Uganda go to college to pursue their dreams and become change makers in their communities!
At the beginning of February I first connected with Sseko Designs founder Liz Forkin Bohannon, thanks to a mutual friend we met up and when she reached out about being a 2017 Sseko Sole Sister I was in 500%.
As a Sseko Sole Sister I’ve been connected to one university-bound woman on Sseko’s team in Uganda – meet Shakira! She lives with her mother and three siblings and loves wearing bold prints in simple designs, reading for fun, and spending time with her friends. Shakira seeks out happy moments, loves horror films and chili-flavored snacks, adventure and exploring new places, and hopes to one day get to Switzerland to see the sights and learn more about its neutral and stable history. She looks up to her mother and the strength she has shown in every situation. When things get tough, Shakira likes to remind herself that, “for every successful man, there are very many unsuccessful years.”
She reminded me a lot of myself and so the deal was sealed! (And that dress! Style for days.)
In school Shakira’s favorite subjects are literature and geography, and she hopes to go on to study art at the university level – specifically design. “One thing that makes me love art – I love nature,” she explains. “I love everything about nature. So maybe if I can put it toward design, something can come out of it.”
The fifteen women in this year’s Sole Sister class won’t be making beautiful sandals, bags, and accessories forever – they’re destined for more and deserve the chance to pursue their dreams. The Sseko community wants them to know we’re here, rooting for them and cheering them on the entire way.
And with every single purchase made through mine and Shakira’s link, sales will go towards earning her an additional scholarship towards university!
To kickoff the start of my year as Shakira’s Sole Sister and to get you outfitted for spring in some super stylish ethically made goods, we’re giving away $100! Choose from their incredible selection of handmade sandals, leather bags, and accessories – I’ve already picked up the Brave necklace with a few charms and a pair of camel Rue sandals or myself.
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Nancy LoringApril 3, 2017 at 9:18 am
One of my favorites is the Caramel Leather Flip Flop. It is almost that time of year to be wearing flip flops.
Austen GordonApril 3, 2017 at 9:37 am
I love all the bags, but if i won i would choose a pair of shoes. Either the D’ORSAY flats or the RUE.
Lauren S.April 3, 2017 at 9:49 am
I love the Rue sandal…and the options to accent them to stretch out your shoe wardrobe 🙂
MarianneApril 3, 2017 at 10:28 am
The Kin jewelry collection is stunning!
dianne andersonApril 3, 2017 at 10:29 am
My favorite is the oyster travel bag. It looks amazing!
Laura BennettApril 3, 2017 at 11:10 am
I love the ribbon wedge sandals
jenni oApril 3, 2017 at 11:45 am
love the CARAMEL LEATHER ACCENT TOTE
allisonApril 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm
i love the sandals!
Stephanie GomezApril 3, 2017 at 6:33 pm
How can you pick just one favorite! Def that bucket bag for me.
Rachel MetzlerApril 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm
The voyager travel bag is so BEAUTIFUL! & Shakira – love the dress 🙂
Rachel GriesmerApril 3, 2017 at 9:58 pm
I really like the caramel leather stitched ribbon sandals.
Jennifer SmithApril 4, 2017 at 10:33 am
I love those crossbody bags. And that brass and bone bangle is slick.
Madeleine BoysonApril 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm
I’m honestly in love with the whole website, but especially the leather wedge ribbon sandals and the adventures knapsack (in black, always!).
<3 <3 <3 what a fabulous giveaway!
Julie DyerApril 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm
Oh I am LOVING the rose gold leather hobo!
Kim Pincombe-ColeApril 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm
One of my favorite pieces is the CARAMEL & GOLD RUE ANKLE STRAP SANDAL – love!!!
Jaclyn ReynoldsApril 6, 2017 at 7:48 am
Adventuress Knapsack in Black is gorgeous, thank you for the chance!
SuzyApril 6, 2017 at 11:38 am
Has to be the Oyster Travel Bag, but a very tough decision.
Laura mApril 6, 2017 at 2:05 pm
I love all the sandals! The accents are so cute!
ChrissyApril 6, 2017 at 7:39 pm
I think my favorite is the BLACK TIBEB NOMAD BOOTIE! I don’t know if it’s officially part of the spring collection but such a gorgeous shoe!
L BApril 6, 2017 at 7:56 pm
I love all the new pieces in cobblestone grey! The hobo bag might be my dream item right now.
Lea AnnaApril 6, 2017 at 10:02 pm
I like this one a lot: https://ssekodesigns.com/leather-bags/crossbody-bags/jade-crossbody.html
Ashley CApril 7, 2017 at 12:24 am
I loved so many things, but I especially enjoyed the caramel tote with the tassel accent.
Lindsay CApril 7, 2017 at 9:50 am
Loooove that rose bag. Simple but beautiful and looks like it could hold everything and then some!
RebeccaApril 9, 2017 at 2:01 pm
I love everything about this venture! ❤
Lisa QuinnApril 9, 2017 at 5:22 pm
I love all of the wedges!
Rajee PandiApril 9, 2017 at 6:08 pm
oyster travel bag
Jenny HamApril 9, 2017 at 7:33 pm
DUSTY ROSE DRAWSTRING SATCHEL BAG