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BOHTEN

Bôhten timeless eyewear design story starts in the mountainous region of Kwahu, highest habitable place in Ghana. Nana Boateng Osei, Founder of Bôhten, had the initiative to use reclaimed material to manufacture an eco-luxury eyewear line. He draws inspiration from his Ghanaian roots, from his love of nature but mostly from his late grandfather Andrew Hanson Osei, who was Ghana’s first land surveyor in the 60s. Bôhten’s manufacturing process starts with reclaimed wood from the heart of West Africa. The lightweight eyeglasses are designed in Canada and handcrafted in a zero-waste facility. The frames are protected by a water resistant protective varnish. Bôhten’s mission is to develop a compost management initiative that reuses environmental reclaimed material (barley, wheat, straw, stone) to design contemporary eyeglasses. Bohten designs are the representation not yet recognized that seeks to pay homage to a love of fashion without the loss of social responsibility.