Over the past few years, I’ve been getting to know ethical/socially conscious brands a lot more. I definitely attribute this to knowing Molly. She is so knowledgeable about ethical companies, and her blog has really been a wealth of information for me. At a blogger meet up a few years ago, another blogger and I connected and have kept up with each other on Facebook. She recently had a Sseko Facebook party, and this past week the sandals I ordered arrived in the mail.
I’d never heard of Sseko before! I didn’t now what to expect when I ordered the sandals. When they arrived was very impressed. The sandals are a little pricey, in my opinion, but they are very well made. They can also be customized, depending on what sandal you get. Better yet, you can completely design your own sandal if you don’t find what you want in their ready-made sandals.
Sseko Designs are handcrafted in Uganda that hires high potential women in Uganda to make sandals. This enables them to earn
money through dignified employment that will go directly towards their
college educations and ensure they will continue pursuing their dreams.
To date, they’ve enabled 60 women to continue on to university, and they are currently employ 50 women.
Just like my huge switch towards using cruelty-free products in my beauty routine, I also want to switch to purchasing 100% of my clothes from ethical clothing brands. Little by little, as I replace items in my closet, I hope to replace them with ethically made pieces. Since I pretty much live in sandals 75% of the year, these sandals were a no-brainer.
From what I can tell, Sseko is known for their ribbon sandals. When you order them, you choose the color of the sandal. The price differs between the colors. I purchased the caramel leather sandal base, which cost $64.99. The ribbon sandals automatically come with black cloth ribbons. You can purchase additional ribbons from their huge selection of colors and fabrics. Most of them were $14.99. The ribbons I’m wearing are called the Woven Arrow Ribbon in Navy. I love them!
Since I ordered through a party, I ended up winning a door prize! I got an extra set of ribbons in the color Ivory. I’m very happy with these sandals. They wear so well. The base is very cushy. It has a tiny wedge heel, which my short legs can appreciate. The ribbons can be tied in many different ways, and the sandals come with a card showing you the different ways to tie them. This has been my favorite way so far.
Do you have a pair of Sseko sandals? How do you like to tie your ribbon sandals?
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