Based in Uganda, Sseko Designs (SAY-KO) “began as a way to generate income for high potential, talented young women to continue on to university. Sseko has graduated three classes of women. Every woman who has graduated from Sseko is currently pursuing her college degree. In addition to [their] university-bound team, Sseko also employs a full-time team of women from all walks of life. By creating an environment of dignity, honor, creativity and dedication, Sseko Designs provides the opportunity for women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable society.”
In their words, “Every Sseko has a story.” And in my mind, every pair Sseko has the potential to be a hundred different sandals. As if their story wasn’t enough, this is the really cool part…
|Summer Sorbet Chiffon strap $16|
Straps range from $10-16, and accessories range from $12-19.
|Triangle Sheba Accessory, $19|
There are helpful videos that show you how to tie some of the various styles, but part of the fun is discovering your own signature style.
One of the wonderful things about the unfixed strap that I can see even before I’ve tried them on is that the straps will adjust to accommodate wide or narrow feet, and could make life a bit easier for the 60% of the population who have different sized feet. (you are not alone!) Also exciting is the possibility of a summer free from the blisters and chafing that occur as a result of straps rubbing the same place on your foot day after day. Washing straps that get creased or dirty is such a great bonus.
I am SO excited and cannot wait to wear them on my upcoming beach trip (and everywhere else in the meantime).
*All photos courtesy of ssekodesigns.com