If you read anything in our project, read this:
I'm Nana Boateng Osei, founder of Bohten eyewear. Five years ago, I started Bohten with a vision of change: the possibility of transforming missed opportunities into sustainable life in my home country.
Growing up in Ghana, I saw what happens when you make too little out of too much. It's a country rich with natural resources, yet the average Ghanian lives with under $1 USD per day. There's no working infrastructure to build up artisans for job creation and Innovation. The youth in Ghana need a spark in the manufacturing and design industry.
This campaign isn't about me getting rich. This campaign is about change. You'll notice after reading through what we have here that our eyewear is top notch. It's made of reclaimed African wood, worn by celebrities, and has a unique, stylish look. If you support our campaign, you'll get amazing glasses, but more importantly, you'll support my lifelong mission to create jobs where I come from. We'll achieve this by building our own lens and eyewear hub in Accra, Ghana, which will be followed by hundreds more all across the African continent.
With 35 years of combined manufacturing experience in the design, production & logistics of eco-luxury eyewear, my team is more than ready for this challenge. We've come together to create something better than any of our previous ventures: Bohten5.
Now, all we need is for you to back this project, and become part of our global movement to build bridges between Africa and the world.
Are you in?
Made exclusively of wood from the Volta lake region of Ghana, our 2018 collection #Bohten5 is not only an evolution of our most popular designs to date, but a stepping stone towards our ultimate goal of creating a full production hub. Check out our newest designs:
(UPDATE) WANDERLUST CLASSIC FRAMES NOW AVAILABLE WITH CUSTOM ENGRAVING PRINT
After many requests from our backers we have decided to add the Wanderlust Classic Collection to our Bohten5 line. This means we will be exclusively reproducing the Wanderlust frames in Ghana!! The frames are most known for being worn by artists such us Chance The Rapper and Kiesza. The frames are one of our most iconic designs to date will give backers the choice to pick a custom print to engrave on the temples of the frames. Look for the Wanderlust Bespoke Special reward.
Our Bôhten5 collection debuted on Kickstarter to give early adopters an opportunity to pre-order their next pair of frames, while supporting our uniquely African dream; to raise the funds needed to manufacture our product locally in Ghana and create fair paying jobs on the continent.
Our team worked with artisans over a span of 3 years to train and transfer knowledge...
Bôhten is a celebrity approved brand. Our products have been worn by high profile personalities such as Nelly Furtado, Keisza, Chance the Rapper and Afrobeats hit making sensation Mr Eazi just to name a few.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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