One of my favorite things about Instagram has been the ability to partner with companies who are doing really incredible things. Companies that are making a difference by helping people meet needs and giving them a chance to have a better, safer life. Sseko Designs approached me a few months ago and asked me to share their story. The more I've learned about this company and their products, the more I've totally fallen in love with their mission. Sseko Designs is a fashion brand based in Uganda. They create the most beautiful leather bags, shoes and sandals. One of the coolest parts of every Sseko purchase is that they come with a handwritten tag telling you the name of the woman who made your product. In a world where most things are mass produced, it's a thoughtful touch knowing your item has a story of it's own and a name to go with that story. Check out this video to learn more about the Sseko company.
Sseko began as a way to generate income for talented young women to continue on to university. And it is working! Every woman who has graduated from Sseko is currently pursuing her college degree or has graduated from university and is on her way to making our world a more beautiful place. With every purchase you make from Sseko, you're helping a woman in East Africa fulfill her dreams! And you're getting GORGEOUS ethically made products! You guys! It really is the perfect situation! I know what you're thinking! 'Ok, stop talking and tell me how to shop all the pretty things, Laura!' Ok, ok, ok! I'm currently wearing these crossover slides and the caramel saddle tote (sadly, it's sold out).
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But that's not all...
I also get the privilege to share Juliet's story with you! Juliet is one of the beautiful women currently in the university program. When Juliet didn't think she would have enough money to finish her last two years of secondary school, she knew she had to do something. Juliet found out about the scholarship opportunity at Sseko's partner school, Cornerstone Leadership Academy. She went to the interviews without telling anyone at home, and earned the scholarship completely on her own. Outside of being totally driven, she is super down to earth and friendly. I've loved getting to know more about Juliet through the glimpses into her spunky personality you can see in her videos and photos. She loves Taylor Swift (heck yes!) and Rhianna. Check out Juliet's videos here to see more of her story! And know that with every purchase, you're helping send Juliet to university!
Photos by my love, Matthew Arbo