tag: education

sseko sandals

July 30, 2013

Posted by in lifestyle

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i was thrilled when sseko designs approached me about participating in their 30 says, 30 days to educate women in africa campaign. sseko is a humanitarian brand that makes beautiful sandals, clutches and totes in uganda. their sandals start with a standard base, then come with a huge selection of different straps and patterns which can all be tied in hundreds of ways (pictured above are the sseko sandals with the clochette chiffon straps in the classic tie).

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their unique sandal makes them pretty special, but what makes them even more special is their mission and dedication to educationsseko hires recent secondary school graduates in uganda for a nine month period to live and work together, while earning money that will go directly towards their university education. without an opportunity like this, most of these women would never have the chance to earn the income they do to attend university. the best news is, these women will not make sandals forever. they will go on to be doctors, lawyers, politicians, writers and teachers that will bring change and unification to a country divided and ravished by a 22 year-long war.

i think that’s pretty amazingsseko has also been generous enough to offer ghtr readers a special discount, just enter code “Sseko30x30” during checkout for 30% off your purchase. thanks, sseko!

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i’ve been hearing some pretty incredible things about skillshare lately. have you heard of it? in a nutshell, it’s a global community where you can learn real-world skills from some pretty incredible teachers. the classes are incredibly affordable (some are even free!), and can be viewed on your own schedule since they provide lifetime access to the course content. they specialize in everything from culinary arts to design, photography to fashion and style. pretty awesome, right?

skillshare classes

communicate with color, pattern and texture | 11 video lessons | self paced | $20

today i wanted to share with you a few of the classes i’ve been eying to take myself. i first heard about digital illustration: communicate with color, pattern and texture over on creature comforts where ez shares with us the work she did in the class. it’s beautiful!

skillshare classes

a hands-on approach to label design  | 3 video lessons | watch for this class coming back soon!

skillshare classes

how to communicate effectively through the power of type| 8 video lessons | june 14th, 2013 | $20

skillshare classes

learn the ins and outs of illustrator | 11 video lessons | self paced | $20

skillshare classes

illustrating your favorite runway looks | 5 video lessons | self paced | $20

skillshare classes

draw illustrative words | 4 video lessons | self paced | $20

have you taken any skillshare classes? if so, which one and what did you think?

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Posted by in christmas

happy friday, friends! today will be the last gift guide, as next week is dedicated to free downloads and christmas diy projects. have a beautiful weekend! xox

school supplies gift guide

if you’re not in school yourself, most all of us have a someone in our lives who is. whether it’s high school or college, here are some handmade gift ideas for the student- rock on education!

row 1: off to college embroidery pattern – $5 | square shaped leather backpack – $150 | yoga mat bag – $19.50

row 2: a.c. slater card – $3.50 | 2012 planner – $30 | bike pannier bags – $120

row 3: natural wood pencil holder – $10 | wood pencil holder – $59 | canvas messenger bag – $65

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