Sseko Designs GIVEAWAY!
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You see that gorgeous scarf, cute clutch set, and sweet booties up there?
Those weren’t just made by anyone.
As I talked about in yesterday’s post, they were made by an amazing collective of women in Uganda who are behind one of my favorite organizations — Sseko Designs. Theirs is one of the coolest stories I know in fashion. And today, one of you lucky readers will win this gift set with pieces selected from their (new!) fall collection valued at $250. Even cooler?? You can rock these pieces knowing that they were handmade by individual women who are taking brave, bold steps to break the cycle of poverty and make their communities a brighter place.
So click below to enter for a chance to win, and learn more about the amazing story of Sseko and how you can be a part of it. This is something I’m super passionate about, so join me!
I first learned about Sseko Designs years ago when I bought a pair of their oh-so-popular Ribbon Sandals. My friends and I are big fans of these sandals because they basically never go out of style, you can customize them with 50+ different colors of ribbons, you can watch videos on how to tie them different ways, and most importantly, you can wear them knowing there’s a pretty incredible story behind them.
By contrast to some shoe and clothing companies that operate on a 1-for-1 model where they ship in goods from other countries to give to those in need, Sseko is a story that originated in Uganda and is committed to making their products and providing educational and economic (and sustainable) opportunities for the women of Uganda. And the ripple effects of what is happening in their lives are changing themselves, their families, their community, and the world in some seriously cool ways.
Here, take 2 minutes (really — I know you have 2 minutes) and watch their story:
And if you really want your heart to beat faster, take another 2 minutes and let these statistics sink in about the reality of educational opportunities for women there. (Preview: Two percent of the women in Uganda have the opportunity to go to college. Two.)
Does it start to make sense why a company like this is so important?
It’s not just fashion. It’s fashion with a very real, very sustainable, very life-changing purpose.
Although I must say, their fashion is pretty dang cute. So I am thrilled today that Sseko has offered to do a giveaway of some of my favorite products from their new fall collection. Here are the 3 items:
First of all, if you have followed Sseko for awhile, you are probably going to understand my giddiness because — you guys — they have NEW SHOES!!! I went back and forth on whether to choose these adorable booties or their new flats that are being released. But it’s fall, and I am absolutely obsessed with these Nomad Booties. So booties it is. (Pretty sure I just said “booties” 4 times in this paragraph, hmmm.) Whoever the lucky winner is will get to choose their color and size. And I request right now that you must send me a photo of you modeling them when you receive them.
(Also, heads up, these booties and the flats will be for sale to the public on October 7. So mark your calendars!)
Next up? This adorable Dusty Midnight Clutch Set. It’s hand-crafted and made from rich blue suede and vintage gold leather. And you get a set of 3 of them! Perfect for dressing up or dressing down and carrying with you absolutely everywhere. I love this.
Finally, you all know how obsessed I am with scarves. So we had to include this Jillian Scarf in gray. Actually, you should take a second and look at all of the cute Sseko scarves. There are so many to choose from, and I love that they all have timeless looks that will last for years. (Also, if you ever want to temporarily convert a traditional scarf into an infinity scarf, be sure to check out my tutorial on how to do that in 5 minutes. I still do it all the time!)
So big thanks to Sseko for sponsoring this giveaway, and for all of the brave, smart, hard-working, and inspiring women who are a part of Sseko. And hey, if you want to get involved and be a part of the Sseko story, here are 3 easy ways I would recommend joining me:
3 Things You Can Do To Support Sseko:
1. Pin Sseko Products On Pinterest: It may sound like a small thing, but seriously, pinning a few Sseko products can have a big difference! I don’t know about you, but much of my personal shopping is inspired nowadays on Pinterest. So take a minute and pin an image from this post, or pop over to their website and grab a few images from there.
2. Purchase Sseko Products — For Yourself or For A Gift: It’s pretty simple. The more products Sseko sells, the more women’s salaries and educational scholarships they can help provide. So consider investing in a new product, and when people ask it, tell them the story behind it! :)
3. Join The Sseko Brave Collective: I talked about this a bit in yesterday’s post, and you can read more about it and join here. But in short, #SsekoBrave is a collective of people interested in learning about new tools and ideas to impact women’s lives for good around the world. Very cool. So check it out.
And of course…you can also enter this rad giveaway. Good luck!
How To Enter The Sseko Giveaway:
Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.
This giveaway has been provided by Sseko. I was not compensated to write this post, and all opinions are my own as always. Thanks for supporting a brand that I really believe in!
Ali, I’m embarrassed that I’ve never heard of SSEKO Designs before your posts… As I watched the video, I thought about my daughter and how she has to work to pay for her college expenses, but jobs are so easy to come by here compared with Uganda. I love how SSEKO gives these ladies opportunities to earn their own money toward University costs and matches those earnings. Thank you for sharing this morning!
What a cool mission! And those shoes are awesome!
I love their mission and how amazing the craftsmanship is on these products.
I love that sseko is working to produce sustainable change in the Ugandan community!
What an amazing company to work with. The scarf and boogies are stunning. Fingers are crossed to win!!
I love that they’re handmade and benefit those that do it!
Such an amazing opportunity for these women! Thanks so much for sharing! And talk about way cute! I love that scarf!
Beautiful products made by beautiful women! I love the photos of them with their names!
What a great organization! Thanks for sharing
So glad to have stumbled upon this awesome company through your post! Thanks for sharing!
I love the simplicity of their design. They have such stunning pieces.
I love this opportunity for the people of Uganda. And that we get to benefit from their amazing talent :)
Such a great giveaway for an even most fantastic cause!
This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing. And the pieces are beautiful.
I love that they are a company on a mission to help others. And the products are great too!
Such an amazing opportunity for these women!! And such cute clothes!
I love that the company gives these woman such amazing opportunities.
Very cool – love the scarf!
This is such a great opportunity for the women!
Awesome! Love the scarf!
I love that my purchase empowers real women not corporations.
i love that they are providing opportunities for women!
I genuinely love all of these designs…thanks for bringing this awesome organization to so many peoples attention!
Love the products and their mission!
What a great organization and beautiful products!
What a great idea, thanks for sharing it!
I love the simplicity and that it gives these women a wonderful opportunity!!
The booties are darling!
I like that my purchase is made by an individual not mass marketed and that it is helping people who need my help.
Beautiful items and a great back story!
I loved the story yesterday that accompanied the delicious looking samosas. I am all about companies doing work that makes the world a better place. I’m so glad you introduced me to Sseko!
I had never heard of this company. I’ll mention it to friends today.
Love this company and love those shoes!
I like that the products are stylish AND that there is an underlying good!
I love learning more about Sseko
So happy to see a post spreading the word about women in economic ventures. And it doesn’t hurt that they make ridiculously adorable things :)
Great quality product with a beautiful story to back them.
How unique they are, and the importance of the company.
Lovely items! I’ll have to check out their website!
love the cute sandals and the company’s mission of helping women!
Their mission is pretty cool!
Sounds and looks amazing! I love how you are supporting women around the world!!!!
I love their cute designs and the mission of the company.
what an amazing company! i loved all three items you showed
I love that it’s for a good cause and they are super fun and different.
I LOVE the scarf and the flats! What a great idea.
Their inspiration! I’m so blown over by these women.
Love this! Such cute product and what a great cause!
I think companies like this are great and am glad to have now learned about another one!