Sseko Designs

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Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that employs college-bound women in Uganda to make sandals, ribbons, and jewelry out of locally sourced leather, beads, and textiles. They also partner with other companies in East Africa that make handbags, shoes, and other accessories.

I have the privilege and honor of being a Sseko Fellow. I provide opportunities to connect with our team of women in Uganda, earn free Sseko product through hosting a trunk show, and be the first to hear about exciting new products and upcoming promotions.

Join me in using fashion to educate and empower women around the world!

  • Employment

    Our women have dignified employment in a safe work environment.

  • Education

    Sseko matches employee savings with a 200% scholarship and also provides classes in financial management, family planning, resume-writing, and more.

  • Empowerment

    Our women go on to study law, education, medicine and more. The Sseko workshop belongs solely to Sseko and is 100% managed by Ugandan staff.

Our Products Are

  • Handmade

    Sseko sandals and accessories are handmade by women in Uganda.

  • Versatile

    Interchangeable straps and accents allow you to wear your shoes and totes multiple ways

  • Ethical

    Our women earn living wages, comprehensive heath insurance, and other benefits. 90% of our leather comes from subsistence farmers.

Photography credit Brittany Baker