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Ssekos Swims with the Sharks

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Are you a part of the craze for ABC’s Shark Tank? WE LOVE THAT SHOW. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an exciting reality TV show where entrepreneurs are given the chance of a lifetime to chase their American dream by pitching their brand for the support of billionaire investors (The Sharks). Talk about pressure! One of the brands that we carry at 5 Pound Apparel recently starred in an episode.

Sseko Designs is a company that we support and admire here at 5 Pound. The Sseko team, based in Uganda, uses fashion to educate and empower women. They are passionate about applying ethical business practices to make a difference in the world and their efforts have done just that. Sseko makes it possible for women to earn an income, learn valuable skills, and continue on to college.

You might know them for their Ribbon Sandals, made with genuine leather soles and interchangeable ribbon straps. We love their products! They sell quality merchandise without sacrificing an ounce of style. However, we also love their company vision. It is a powerful reminder of the responsibility that we have as individuals to leave a positive mark on the world.

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How are we using our current opportunities to make a difference? In what ways can we create opportunities for others? What small steps can we take to begin a great journey of our own? Who knows… maybe a few years from now, you’ll be the one diving into the Shark Tank!

We'll be cheering for you!

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