Closet Fashionista

A Fashion Blog

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Featured: Sseko Sandals

Today I am featuring some pretty AMAZING sandals. They are amazing for two reasons; 1 because of the mission of the company, and 2, you can wear them in a ton of different ways!  I was approached by Sseko Designs, a company based in Uganda, and asked if I would like to feature their product.

Sseko Designs was started in 2008 by a young woman named Liz after she graduated from college. She was volunteering in Uganda and started Sseko to provide employment for young women who needed money to pay for their university education. [read her full story here] Liz and these young women are such an inspiration! I wish all the girls who work at Sseko the best of luck with their university studies and future careers!
The sandals are mostly $47 each, some are more expensive depending on the design of the strap you choose.  You can also buy as many different straps as you like from $8-$13.  If you decide to purchase something make sure to enter "Closet Fashionista" in the "How'd you hear about us?" section. :)

So here I am in my sandals, I got the brown ones and some teal straps but I may have to buy some more straps and maybe another base because I have a feeling I will be living in these this summer and many more to come. Click the photos to enlarge them.
Below is a video that explains the company a bit more:
Photos from Sseko's website.
As per the FTC's "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising", I must inform you all that I received some of these products free for the purpose of reviewing or advertising the products.  I was not, however, paid to write a positive review.

36 comments:

  1. love your dress!

    http://giaa-fashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is really cool (and I love them on you) - the company sounds amazing!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. lovely post!
    you`re beautiful.

    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your dress is so pretty!

    ♥ Kisses ♥

    http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Those are cute, I'd love to see them with all the different strap combos.
    and we are totally poppy dress twins... I almost wore that today...

    ReplyDelete
  6. You look amazing and the sandals are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo,
    Mel

    ReplyDelete
  7. Knowing the story behind the sandals makes me love them even more!

    ReplyDelete
  8. what a great company- love hearing about people helping people! And the sandals are amazing!

    xo

    www.siute4e.com

    (I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a cute leather bracelet if anyone is interested)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow that company seems fantastic! That dress looks amazing on you doll :)
    -Ellie

    ReplyDelete
  10. lovelyy sandals- i want!
    i followed you- follow me back at http://laurenandpierre.blogspot.com so we can stay in touch
    xx L

    ReplyDelete
  11. That's such a great idea, and I love how customizable they are. :D

    ReplyDelete
  12. cute and for a great cause. two thumbs up!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Now this is one project that is right up my alley as I am from Uganda.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I think I've seen this before - its a great initiative.
    Haha and omg girl youre following round the HP Prems? Are you going to them or..? Lucky though, my bestie is going to Paris later this year too and I really want to go back!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the sandals! Sounds like an amazing company, thanks for sharing!

    http://blog.badjoan.com/

    ReplyDelete
  16. Amazing shoes, reminds me about this article (at the end of this comment) where they create dresses made by poor girls in India. It is good to see companies actually trying to help people!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ops, forgot the link. Here it is

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23962246-ethics-girls-are-no-ordinary-rich-kids.do

    ReplyDelete
  18. Such cute sandals and such a great cause. A double win! xo

    ReplyDelete
  19. Sandals are perfect! Great outfit... Great cause, good job :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I really like this! Both the cause AND the product...normally it's rare to get both, isn't it? I'll definitely keep these in mind once my wallet recovers from ASOS sale. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow. Cool sandals! And I love the dress.

    Samantha
    Mus(eum)ings: Musings from a Museum Intern
    http://museuminternmusings.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. sandals are pretty cool, love the flower dress on you!!
    http://mystylebyjoandy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. They're beautiful AND they support an amazing cause...Win/Win!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love your sandals, they look so comfy! And dress is just beautiful :)

    CLASSY & FABULOUS

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  25. those are really cool!! wow, i'd love to get some

    ReplyDelete
  26. those are great sandals (and i love your dress too!). what a great cause. i love shopping and doing something good for someone else at the same time!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. adorable sandals and for such a great cause!

    The Haute Californian.

    ReplyDelete
  28. That red print is beyond awesome!

    Aditi,
    http://mysartorialsecrets.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  29. Awesome and very inspiring! I love it, social entrepreneurship!

    ReplyDelete
  30. what an amazing feature! love that second photo... and the sandals are awesome xo

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great to know! I quite like the espadrille-ish style of them, and of course the moral/method. Sweet pictures too!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wow, I'm always a fan of cute shoes for a cause, and you look beautiful in these pictures!!

    ReplyDelete