Welcome to the new feature, The Friday Find, here at MERCY iNK. If you missed our first finds, be sure to find them here and here. Every Friday stop by the blog to see a new favorite lovely thing, handmade item, or clever product discovery from the week.
This Week’s Friday Find
Why They’re Special
I’ve shared Sseko sandals in past fair fashion shopping guides. Sseko is a sandal company based in Uganda that makes leather sandals with interchangeable fabric straps that can be styled in hundreds of ways. And now they’ve added fun sandal accessories to their line, as well as gorgeous clutches, totes, and a swoon worthy wedding line.
I seriously adore this company. Sseko goes beyond fair trade, offering an opportunity for high potential, talented young women to continue on to university. Sseko has graduated three classes of women and every woman who has graduated from Sseko is currently pursuing her college degree.
In addition to the university-bound team, Sseko also employs a full-time team of women from all walks of life. Sseko Designs provides the opportunity for women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable society.
Sseko believes “that our stuff has a story and that every dollar you spend is a vote for the way you think the world should work.“
Every Sseko has a story.