In a nutshell, there are two main reasons for my infatuation:
1. Sseko products are gorgeous. Their sandals are impossibly comfortable and oh-so versatile. The straps are interchangeable, come in a wide range of designs (including unique prints, chiffon materials and sultry metallics + sandal accessories!) and can be tied hundreds of ways (ideas here). So basically, once you have one simple and quality leather sandal base, you have an unlimited amount of options. Not to mention their leather clutches and tote bags (dear Santa...), perfect for everyday and every style.
2. Sseko products are hand made by talented young women in Uganda, earning money that will go directly toward their University education. Sseko also employs a full-time team of women from all walks of life. Supporting Sseko Designs means providing employment and scholarship opportunities to women pursuing their dreams and overcoming poverty. You can learn more about Sseko's mission here and here.
Wouldn't it be amazing to give a gift that gives twice? Once to the happy receiver, once to the Ugandan women who made the product? Sseko offers an opportunity to empower women and define the future of business… all while getting the perfect gift (i.e. sure-to-please, beautiful, useful, unique and that won't leave you bankrupt) for the ladies in your life (or yourself!). Sseko believes that every sandal has a story and that every dollar you spend is a vote for the way you think the world should work.
So skedaddle on over there and give a gift that gives back (they ship everywhere in the world and accept returns and exchanges). Use code LOVELYTHINGS for 25% off- can be used on all items on website and good until December 25th.
Disclosure: I was sent Sseko sandals and couldn't be happier with them. They look good, feel good, and do good. All opinions expressed are my own. All photos courtesy of Sseko Designs.