QUESTION: have you ever wanted to design your own bag or clutch or earrings or necklace or sandals… but, you don’t know how? Or you don’t have the resources? Well, friend… HAVE NO FEAR, the Sseko Designs CUSTOM SHOP is here!
A few years ago, Sseko Designs launched the “design your dream sandal” platform where you could literally CUSTOMIZE your own sandals that would be then handmade by INCREDIBLE women in Uganda. And that was awesome. BUT, back in August, Sseko upped the ante and launched an entire CUSTOM SHOP within their site that also includes bags and jewelry. That’s right, you can design your own custom FAIR TRADE, handmade accessories like bags, jewelry, and sandals!
You can design the custom Sseko Designs item you’ve always dreamed of and you get to choose everything from silhouette to leather color and you can even add personalized additions like monogramming or embroidery to make it even MORE unique to you and your personality and style! How amazing is that?!
My favorite part? Your custom fair trade item arrives with a handwritten note from the woman who made them.
The options are basically endless. With choices like rose gold leather and now even LEOPARD leather, you can make something totally gorgeous and on-trend and unique to you that will last forever. The added bonus is that your purchase provides a dignified job to a woman in Uganda and also provide university scholarships for some of the brightest young women leaders in Uganda!
These would make great bridesmaids gifts, teacher gifts, friend gifts, or even a gift for yourself! Because, #treatyoself.
Here are some of the GORGEOUS leather colors you have to choose from:
A few of the embroidery options you have:
There are also sandals and a wrap bracelet you can customize, but I wanted to show you some of my FAVORITE customizable products.
Here are some of the earrings styles you can customize:
Here are the necklace styles you can customize:
And here are the bag styles you can customize:
I wanted to show you some real life examples of custom shop items that Sseko Designs fellows have created… here are some of my favorites:
Which style(s) is your favorite? What would you design? If you NEED any help with ideas or navigating the design process, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know!
A few ordering DEADLINE notes:
Order by October 31st to receive your items by November 30th. Order by November 15th to receive your item(s) in time for the HOLIDAYS!