Ethical Fashion: Sseko Designs

Soft sandy beaches, palm trees, sunshine and warm-weather attire make this mama very happy. I love when the weather starts to turn from rain and cold to sunshine and balmy. We haven’t quite made the full transition in New York yet but I was lucky enough to take a quick trip to Tulum, Mexico and I soaked up every minute of the beautiful weather.

Sandals, kaftans and lovely accessories also make me happy and I certainly made the most of the warm weather with my new favorite pieces from Sseko. If you don’t know this brand, you should— Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that design and source ethically made products from East Africa. Sseko products are all made in Africa and create jobs, empower artisans and help end the cycle of poverty by building healthy communities and economies.

Sseko makes make beautiful handbags, accessories and leather sandals and creates opportunity and community for women globally. Through the Sseko Fellows Program, they provide the resources for women across the U.S. to sell Sseko and launch their own ethical and impactful direct sales businesses. Every Fellow is paired one-to-one with a woman on the talented Sseko team in Uganda. Their employment goes directly towards their college educations and ensure they will continue pursuing their dreams.

I am an avid supporter of brands that make it their business to change the world in small and large ways. Sseko’s mission is to empower and help women around the world. So far Sseko has been able to send 87 women to University in Uganda.

The Spring/Summer 2018 Sseko collection is inspired by Morocco and every item is ethically made in East Africa. One of my favorite pieces is the handcrafted Kenyan cast Brass Wonder Cuff (which kind of makes me feel like Wonder Woman). The Leather Ring Tote in oiled Caramel is perfect for everyday because it has a long strap, too. And I lived in this gorgeous Kaftan in Tropical Palm print and Cross Over Slides in gold in Mexico. The whole look made me feel totally at home in paradise.

I can’t wait for the weather to warm up in New York so I can live my tropical life in the concrete jungle.

 

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10 thoughts on “Ethical Fashion: Sseko Designs”

  1. I love that Sseko promotes women’s empowerment around the world. This outfit you selected is so beautiful!

  2. It looks like you were having a great trip and supporting this brand looks like a great idea. I can’t wait to see more of them and find out where to get clothes and accessories from their line.

    1. Heather Vitticore

      Melissa, you can go to ssekodesigns.com and locate a Fellow in your area!
      xoxo
      Sseko Fellow – Heather Vitticore

  3. You need to be somewhere tropical looking so gorgeous! I love supporting brands that make a difference like this one. Sending women to college is such a fabulous mission, and I’m happy to give them my support. It’s a bonus that you get fantastic pieces also.

  4. OMG that BAG!!! I love it. I would love to wear your outfit too so I could just let it all hang out!! Nice area you’re in.

  5. That bag and outfit are so adorable. I will definitely be checking into getting some of their stuff!

  6. Annemarie LeBlanc

    That dress is so lovely, perfect photo with the sunny tropical paradise in the background. I love that this company helped send women in Africa to get a college education. That alone is enough reason to support this clothing brand.

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