We love wood eyewear, we especially love eco-friendly eyewear and when wood eyewear comes across the Internet using reclaimed materials, we are awed. Bohten Eyewear gets their start in Africa via Canada. This is what they say:
It is on the mountainous region of Kwahu, highest habitable place in Ghana that Bôhten began its journey. Nana Boateng Osei, Founder of Bôhten amongst various ideas, 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 60’s.
Bôhten’s manufacturing process starts with reclaimed wood & acetate harvested in the heart of West Africa. The lightweight eyeglasses are designed in Canada and handcrafted in a zero-waste facility.This is the first step of our production plan to move our all research,development and manufacturing expertise to Canada and eventually Africa.The frames are protected by a water resistant protective varnish.Our design and production team is working towards pushing the boundaries to introduce timeless designs.
Bôhten’s mission is to develop a compost management initiative that reuses environmental reclaimed material (barley, wheat, straw, stone) to design our contemporary eyeglasses.We are the representation not yet recognized that seeks to pay homage to a love of fashion without the loss of social responsibility. Join us on our quest as we seek to change the face of Africa with a vision that advocates education, employment both social and environmental awareness for the underprivileged.This is a journey that will be nothing short of historic.