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The Benefits Of Giving Back (Other Than Your Cute Cowhide Shoes!)

Here at Uwezo, we believe in doing out part to give back. “Giving Back” is sort of an all-encompassing term referring to doing something that benefits someone or something else, often more than yourself. Whether you’re building homes or schools in underprivileged areas, picking up trash in a national park, hosting foster dogs at your house, or donating money to good causes, giving back can be incredibly rewarding. At Uwezo, one of the ways we give back is by donating a percentage of the profits from our cowhide shoes to Empower African Children, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to students in Uganda. This program is determined to create long-term change by seeking out the best and brightest students...

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Secure Your Festival Wardrobe With Cowhide Shoes

Spring is finally here and summer will be quick to follow, which can only mean one thing: it’s festival season. If you’re new to music festivals, don’t worry. We’re here to give you the scoop on the biggest and best music festivals of 2018, as well as a little advice on what to wear. As exciting as it is to watch bands and singers perform in an outdoor setting, perhaps the best thing to come out of festival season every year is a myriad of new fashion trends. Coachella was the birthplace of the revival of boho fashion and the epitome of the glitter craze. This year, all signs point to western. Gone are the Birkenstocks and flower headbands, and...

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Update Your Wardrobe For Spring With A New Pair Of Uwezos

The start of spring is less than a month away. For many of us, that means happily shoving our winter boots and jackets into a box in the basement and looking for fashion pieces to add to our spring wardrobe. A couple of weeks ago we wrote a blog about the dangers of fast fashion, and it can be tempting to add a bunch of cheap, cute clothing to our closets that will surely be full of holes in a couple of months. Consider instead adding a few nice pieces that will last for years and years to come. You’ll end up with higher quality clothes that you won’t have to replace every year! If you’ve been following any spring...

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Do I Actually Need A Shoehorn For My Leather Shoes?

At Uwezo, we sell high-quality shoes made from repurposed hair-on cowhides. This gives our shoes a truly unique look and produces a strong, study product. However, while we are known for our shoes, we also sell authentic cow shoehorns made from natural Ankole Watusi cow horns. Every purchase of Uwezo products helps children in need. A percentage of the profits goes directly to Empower African Children, a charity that provides scholarship and education opportunities to students in Uganda. What Does A Shoehorn Do? A shoehorn is a device that allows the user to put on a shoe more easily and protects the shoe from damage. While traditionally made of bull horns, hence the name, shoe horns can also be made...

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Our Favorite Ways To Style Uwezo Cowhide Shoes

Just because our shoes are made from hair-on cowhide doesn’t mean you need to wear them with leather chaps and a six-shooter on your hip! Our shoes can be just as modern as they are classic, and look as at home in New York as they do in Dallas. Today, we’re going to share some of our favorite ways to style Uwezos, so you’ll always look good when you’re wearing your cowhide shoes. But first, be sure to check out our collection of cowhide shoes. Because our shoes are made from hair-on hides, no two are exactly alike. So when we say we sell unique shoes online, we actually mean it. With options for black and white, brown and white,...

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