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Sseko Designs GIVEAWAY!

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Enter for a chance to win a $250 gift set from Sseko Designs, made by women in Africa |

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! Sseko Sandals Collage

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:

Booties Collage

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!)

Dusty Midnight Clutch Set |

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.

Jillian Scarf |

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!)

Sseko: Meet The Women

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 CollectiveI 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.

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Enter for a chance to win a $250 gift set from Sseko Designs, made by women in Africa |

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!

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230 comments on “Sseko Designs GIVEAWAY!”

  1. Goodness, this is the best! How am I just now hearing about this? I love the heart and of course the beautiful designs.

  2. What a great combination of fantastic products and an even greater story behind them!

  3. I love the mission. By improving the chances for these women they are also helping future generations. Doesn’t hurt that the products are amazing…

  4. What an awesome brand i can’t wait to try out some of their products! x

  5. I love that this company helps women!

  6. it is a huge challenge for business like this to grow, create quality product, and become a sustainable business that ACTUALLY empowers women. Way to go, Sseko – I’m so incredibly impressed. It is a dream to help a small business become one like yours. Your product is so unique and beautiful!

  7. I’m obsessed with that scarf!

  8. I love that they give back in such a positive way that enables these women to do more with their lives than they otherwise could have. I bought four pairs of sandals last night — three for friends and one for me, of course!!

  9. I love the company and what they do, and the opportunities they provide.

  10. love this! everything is beautiful and the fact your helping others by buying something is wonderful

  11. I love that there hand made products love the shoes.

  12. Great giveaway! I went to Uganda this summer and I love supporting such a fantastic organization!

  13. I love that it supports women!

  14. Sounds like such a great brand!

  15. I love the quality and that they are giving back.

  16. I just stumbled across these new booties on pinterest and I love them! So adorable.

  17. These products are gorgeous and I love that it provides opportunities for women!

  18. I love that they design and source ethically made products.

  19. Cute products & sounds like a great company!

  20. I love these companies that provide a great product for an even greater cause… thanks for making the introduction ;)

  21. i love that the company provides so many amazing opportunities for women, and they produce some absolutely amazing products!

  22. Loooove these booties!

  23. What a great company. Thanks for sharing this on your blog. I’m looking forward to sharing with others too!

  24. This sounds like an awesome organization! Super cute products too :)

  25. I love products that do more than benefit my want. I love that purchasing or supporting a company can help support the education and needs of a woman/kids/family. And the designs are so cute and practical!

  26. Wow. Such a great organization… and I am BLOWN away by only 2% go to school. And people think there’s gender inequality here in the US. Thanks for introducing me to this company!

  27. I love the story of why this company is and what they are all about, so cool!

  28. My son had an opportunity to teach English in Tanzania and like Uganda not many girls are educated beyond a certain point. Hooray for Sseko!

  29. I love the muted color choices! I like the fabrics and the fact that it supports people in need!

  30. It’s such a great idea and the products are lovely!

  31. Love that you’re doing this!! Every single one of the items it adorable! Loooove the shoes!

  32. I love that SSeko Designs has both high quality merchandise and that it is doing so much good in Africa. I love supporting people who are stepping up and making life better for themselves and those around them!

  33. I love these things. Adorable, comfy, and feel-good. Thanks!!

  34. I love the colors!

  35. I love that this is supporting creating opportunities for women!

  36. Amazing story! These women are such hard-working and determined to provide for themselves! What a special privilege to even enter this giveaway.

  37. What a wonderful, worthy cause, with beautiful designs to boot. Those clutches look so luxurious! I’m definitely introducing my friends to Sseko.

  38. Wow, what beautiful pieces. Thank you for turning me on to a beautiful and quality line of products made by beautiful people with inspirational stories. I going online shopping righhhhht now….!

  39. What an amazing story. And all of the items are beautiful!

  40. What a great organization your’re involved in. Thanks for sharing their products!

  41. Amazing story! Giveaways are so fun and such a great way to spread awareness! Fingers crossed…

  42. Love following your adventures in life

  43. I have never heard of this before, but what beautiful and simple designs…timeless! These items could go with anything, and the footwear looks very comfortable!

  44. Love that it supports these amazing women!

  45. It sounds like an organization with a great heart.

  46. I love Sseko’s mission and their ribbon sandals. I bought a pair of those last year!

  47. The designs are so classic … yet unique

  48. I absolutely LOVE everything about Sseko Designs! By far my favorite shoe and accessory company!

  49. Sseko Designs’ approach to ethical trade is so thorough. It’s great that they empower women to branch out and make a real impact according to their individual strengths and interests.

  50. The colors are so brilliant and beautiful and the different designs of the ribbons are timeless. The impact that this job opportunity can provide for these young women is life changing. I would love to be apart of supporting that.