57 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Ethical Fashion, Social Justice & Sseko Designs (Liz Forkin Bohannon)

I knew that Liz and I would immediately connect and I was correct. She's an amazing human and her laugh is contagious. She goes deep and it's clear that she loves humanity.

Liz Forkin Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs. Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. By providing employment and educational opportunities, Sseko Designs enables women to continue their education and become leaders in their country. In four years, Sseko Designs has grown from three women making sandals together under a mango tree, to an international fashion brand that provides employment, educational opportunities and entrepreneurial training to over 50 women in East Africa.

Using her unlikely story of a journalist-gone-shoe-maker, Liz shares her passion for social enterprise, conscious consumerism, social justice, creative leadership, gender equity, risk-taking and empowering women. She believes deeply that business is a powerful platform for social change and that girls are our future.


She now splits her time between Uganda and Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband Ben run Sseko Designs.


To connect with Liz:

To connect with Liz:

* Instagram: @ssekodesigns

* Twitter: @ssekodesigns

* Facebook: Sseko Designs

* Website: www.ssekodesigns.com/chidimma_ozor (if you're not connected with a Sseko Fellow); if you are connected with a Sseko Fellow, please connect directly with them.