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About this project

 

 

Our new 2018 line not only consists of our most innovative designs to date, but was constructed to keep us aligned with our mandate to create a full production hub in Accra, Ghana. With our debut on kick-starter the Bôhten5 collection gives early adopters the opportunity to help achieve our long term goal.

Since the launch of Bôhten we have refined our craft of producing eco-luxury eyewear sourced exclusively from discarded material in Ghana. By leveraging our partnerships with distribution channels in North America and Europe, our goal is to create fair paying jobs in West Africa. 

Here is the skyline of Ghana on top of the Kwahu Mountains in the Eastern Region. A place that has served as inspiration for our concept of environmental luxury. Luxury is not just a product but also an experience.

 

Bôhten is a celebrity approved brand. Our products have been worn by high profile personalities such as Nelly Furtado, Chance the Rapper and Afrobeats hit making sensation Mr Eazi just to name a few.

 Chance The Rapper

 Mr Eazi

 

 

 

First up is our Barklae Gold signature sunglasses: Originally released in 2014, it became an instant hit with consumers primarily for its classic wayfarer silhouette coupled with mirrored lens that gave it it a modern, fashion forward look.   

 Here is how the new Barklae Gold frames looks for 2018. Each pair is painstakingly handmade to reflect the original Barklae Gold sunglasses with a wider and thicker face. The new design serves a headliner for our new line with options to to put in prescription or other custom tints to fit your personality.

 The Jetter Ebony 2015 was our first experiment with laminate wood mixed with adjustable acetate tips front for our prescription customers. The business casual look is one our most popular style to date.

The new Jetter design is a progression of our classic young professional Silhouette with rich laminate tropical ebony layer and thicket front and interior for maximum durability. 

 

Our best selling style of all time, the Hanson 2013. The design is composed acetate front and wood temples look has been very popular with young professionals. This was our very first dive into optical frames, and turned out to be a pivotal point in move to cater to prescription eye war users

Remodeled Hanson 2018: Introducing our new matte translucent acetate with increased thickness on the temples and wider bridge to fit more nose types. This will help provide maximum comfort for our customers.

 

We are happy to also launch our first ever Aviator line, the Bond Frames: The new design's geometric yet sophisticated shape will ensure we our latest silhouette will fit a variety of head shapes and also be be paired with different urban looks

 

The Legend 2016 is our ready to wear line for sports, nature and outdoor enthusiast made from plant based acetate, reclaimed ebony wood and metal tones. The sunglasses collection quickly caught fire last year and have been come another staple piece leading the pack in our design evolution

Legend Gold 2018 has the same casual feel with our way far redesign with edgy yet classy look. The new line has a slight feel of present day Bohemia mixed with gritty high fashion style. The frames will also be availble in RX and UV 400 options to customize your shopping experience

 

For the New 2018 Collection of 5 we created various prototypes using various upgrades, styles and new materials available. Key upgrades included structural modifications of the frames for enhanced durability, new hinges from Vissotica, a leading manufacturer of metal components for frames and introducing new colorways and materials.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 There are two things that make our brand unique. 

1. Our mandate to use discarded wood from the Volta Lake in Ghana

2. Our mandate to build our own production facility in Ghana to create fair paying jobs.

This is why we need your help to bring the Bohten5 project collection alive as it. With your contribution, a successful campaign will fund the manufacturing costs of this new collection and also help  build the frame work for our new production facility. Currently we are still outsourcing from Japan, China and Canada. Our vision is to be able to control our own production and ignite the local economy in Ghana through innovation.   

Finally, let’s take a quick look at the milestones we have achieved from 2012 until date. With each accomplishment, we renew our commitment to our Vision of Change and to serving the Bohten community. We could not have come this far without you and we hope that you will continue with us along this journey forward.

To express our appreciation for your support, we would like to reward supporters who have gone over and beyond in their contributions.

 

 

We appreciate you for taking the time to read through our campaign and are hoping that you have made a bold decision to support us. Please share our project with your network on social media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

With 35 years of combined manufacturing experience in the design, production & logistics of eco-luxury eyewear. Our team is well versed in the complexities a venture like this can come with, our operations team has been doing this for a decade, we have seen it all.

The most common risk for a venture like this is production delays, the process relies on multiple components coming together at the same time. Our solution to this is constant communication from our suppliers to our consumers, live updates on delivery times and delays are standard when it comes to ensuring customer satisfaction.

All products will come with out standard 2 year exchange warranty on any defects, no questions asked. We got you covered!

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    Jetter

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    Jetter

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    Aristotle
    Astor
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    Odei

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    Bond Aviator
    Hanson Matte
    Legend Gold
    Barklae Gold
    Jetter

    Choose from Spring 2017 line:

    Aristotle
    Astor
    Barklae Classic
    Odei

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    Choose from The New 2018 Collection of 5:

    Bond Aviator
    Hanson Matte
    Legend Gold
    Barklae Gold
    Jetter

    Choose from Spring 2017 line:

    Aristotle
    Astor
    Barklae Classic
    Odei

    * FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE*

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    Choose style and colourway or prescription options after the campaign ends.

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    Bond Aviator
    Hanson Matte
    Legend Gold
    Barklae Gold
    Jetter

    Choose from Spring 2017 line:

    Aristotle
    Astor
    Barklae Classic
    Odei

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    Bond Aviator
    Hanson Matte
    Legend Gold
    Barklae Gold
    Jetter

    Choose from Spring 2017 line:

    Aristotle
    Astor
    Barklae Classic
    Odei

    * FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE*

    • Includes Single Vision Prescription, Tinted or Plano (non-prescription) lenses

    Choose style and colourway or prescription options after the campaign ends.

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