I love that it’s now warm enough to wear sandals and flip flops (I am banishing all my socks to the attic until at least October) and I am definitely a strappy sandal kind of girl, but the need to be flat strappy sandals. I wish I were coordinated enough to wear heals, I’d sure like to add 4 inches to my height, but flats are more my speed. But cute flat shoes that look good with shorts, jeans and skirts, that’s what we all need right? Those ratty Old Navy flip flops are not what I’m talking about…you know who you are wearing those.
Enter Sseko Designs, an independent shoe company started by Liz Forkin Bohannon selling handmade, super-unique sandals with interchangeable fabric straps that can be tied in a bunch of different ways. Liz started the company after visiting Uganda and being inspired by the young, beautiful & hardworking women of the Cornerstone Leadership Academy she met there. The Ugandan school system is designed with a nine month gap between secondary school and university. These nine months are intended to allow time for students to earn money for tuition before continuing on to university. However, women often struggle to find fair work during this time. Sseko Designs hires recent secondary school graduates for this nine month period to live and work together, while earning money that will go directly towards their university education
I love a good background story and a fair & involved company even more than I love shoes…and I do love these shoes. Made from leather and fabric straps, there are an infinite number of ways to tie them, not to mention changing the look by changing the straps. The materials are sourced locally & incorporate the beautiful local texiles of Uganda. LOVE!
Want to win your own pair of cute and socially responsible sandals? Of course, you do!
To win: Leave a comment on this post & your favorite color(s) as well as your favorite ways to tie Sseko shoes. Multiple entries will be accepted, but you must share a different syle & color in each comment. I will choose one random commenter to win a pair with both a solid and patterned strap of your choice. This giveaway will end Friday, April 16th at 11:59 pm EST.
P.S. Don’t also forget about the Green Rainbow Giveaway, which ends tonight at 11:59 pm EST.