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Made from reclaimed african wood, support eyewear production in Ghana with our new collection Bôhten5 to create fair paying jobs
Made from reclaimed african wood, support eyewear production in Ghana with our new collection Bôhten5 to create fair paying jobs
Made from reclaimed african wood, support eyewear production in Ghana with our new collection Bôhten5 to create fair paying jobs
81 backers pledged CA$ 10,490 to help bring this project to life.

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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 

Wanderlust Maple With Custom Print
Wanderlust Maple With Custom 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. 

Wanderlust Dusk
Wanderlust Dusk

 

 

 

Wanderlust Maple White
Wanderlust Maple White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper

 

Mr Eazi
Mr Eazi

 

Simple Plan
Simple Plan

 

Francesco Yates
Francesco Yates
 
Kiesza
Kiesza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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    Stay In The Loop

    Get Weekly Campaign Updates

    Support our campaign and get Weekly Campaign Updates our Bohten5 Project.

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    Bôhten T Shirts

    Custom designed Bôhten T-shirts made from organic cotton.

    You'll be emailed at the end of the campaign to select your size.

    Includes:
    • Bôhten T-Shirt
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    Pledge CA$ 115 or more About $92

    LAUNCH DAY SPECIAL

    Get a pair from the Bohten5 collection and save 62% off expected Retail price $299 CAD

    Bond | Aviator
    Legend Gold
    Hanson Matte
    Barklae Gold
    Jetter

    * FREE SHIPPING NA*

    • Includes Polarized CR39 Lenses, Silky Suede Pouch & Cloth

    RX OPTIONS

    • Add $30 to your order for single vision

    • Add $50 to your order for prescription sunglasses

    • Add $150 for progressive lenses

    UPGRADES

    • Add $35 to your order for custom engravings

    • Add $40 to your order for Blue Light Lenses

    • Add $80 to your order for Photochromic lenses

    Prescription details collected after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • FREE NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPING
    • Bohten5 Frames
    • CR39 UV-400 Polarized Lens
    • Silky Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth & Pouch
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    Pledge CA$ 116 or more About $93

    TWILIGHT SPECIAL

    Get a pair from the Bohten5 collection and save 61% off expected Retail price $299 CAD

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    Legend Gold
    Hanson Matte
    Barklae Gold
    Jetter

    * FREE SHIPPING TO NORTH AMERICA*

    • Includes Polarized CR39 Lenses, Silky Suede Pouch & Cloth

    RX OPTIONS

    • Add $30 to your order for single vision

    • Add $50 to your order for prescription sunglasses

    • Add $150 for progressive lenses

    UPGRADES

    • Add $35 to your order for custom engravings

    • Add $40 to your order for Blue Light Lenses

    • Add $80 to your order for Photochromic lenses

    Prescription details collected after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • FREE NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPING
    • Bohten5 Frames
    • CR39 UV-400 Polarized Lens
    • Silky Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth & Pouch
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Pledge CA$ 135 or more About $108

    EARLY BIRD

    Get a pair from the Bohten5 collection and save 55% off expected Retail price $299 CAD

    Bond | Aviator
    Legend Gold
    Hanson Matte
    Barklae Gold
    Jetter

    * FREE SHIPPING TO NORTH AMERICA*

    • Includes Polarized CR39 Lenses, Silky Suede Pouch & Cloth

    RX OPTIONS

    • Add $30 to your order for single vision

    • Add $50 to your order for prescription sunglasses

    • Add $150 for progressive lenses

    UPGRADES

    • Add $35 to your order for custom engravings

    • Add $40 to your order for Blue Light Lenses

    • Add $80 to your order for Photochromic lenses

    Prescription details collected after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • FREE NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPING
    • Bohten5 Frames
    • CR39 UV-400 Polarized Lens
    • Silky Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth & Pouch
    Less
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 13 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $120

    BOHTEN 5

    Get a pair from the Bohten5 collection and save 50% off expected Retail price $299 CAD

    Bond | Aviator
    Legend Gold
    Hanson Matte
    Barklae Gold
    Jetter

    * FREE SHIPPING TO NORTH AMERICA*

    • Includes Polarized CR39 Lenses, Silky Suede Pouch & Cloth

    RX OPTIONS

    • Add $30 to your order for single vision

    • Add $50 to your order for prescription sunglasses

    • Add $150 for progressive lenses

    UPGRADES

    • Add $35 to your order for custom engravings

    • Add $40 to your order for Blue Light Lenses

    • Add $80 to your order for Photochromic lenses

    Prescription details collected after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • FREE NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPING
    • Bohten5 Frames
    • CR39 UV-400 Polarized Lens
    • Silky Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth & Pouch
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 169 or more About $135

    Wanderlust Bespoke Special

    Get a pair from the Wanderlust Exclusive collection and save 57% off expected Retail price $350 CAD

    Wanderlust Dusk
    Wanderlust Maple White

    • Complimentary Custom Print on your frames, you chose the pattern and we customize the glasses.

    * FREE SHIPPING NA*

    • Includes Polarized CR39 Lenses, Silky Suede Pouch & Cloth

    RX OPTIONS

    • Add $30 to your order for single vision

    • Add $50 to your order for prescription sunglasses

    • Add $150 for progressive lenses

    UPGRADES

    • Add $35 to your order for custom engravings

    • Add $40 to your order for Blue Light Lenses

    • Add $80 to your order for Photochromic lenses

    Prescription details collected after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • FREE NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPING
    • CR39 UV-400 Polarized Lens
    • Silky Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth & Pouch
    • Wanderlust Classic frames
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  8. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 230 or more About $183

    PACK OF TWO

    Get two pairs from the Bohten5 collection and save 62% off expected Retail price $598 CAD

    Bond | Aviator
    Legend Gold
    Hanson Matte
    Barklae Gold
    Jetter

    * FREE SHIPPING TO NORTH AMERICA*

    • Includes Polarized CR39 Lenses, Silky Suede Pouch & Cloth

    RX OPTIONS

    • Add $30 to your order for single vision

    • Add $50 to your order for prescription sunglasses

    • Add $150 for progressive lenses

    UPGRADES

    • Add $35 to your order for custom engravings

    • Add $40 to your order for Blue Light Lenses

    • Add $80 to your order for Photochromic lenses

    Prescription details collected after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • FREE NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPING
    • Bohten5 Frames
    • CR39 UV-400 Polarized Lens
    • Silky Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth & Pouch
    Less
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
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  9. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 420 or more About $335

    PACK OF FOUR

    Get four pairs from the Bohten5 collection and save 65% off expected Retail price $1196 CAD

    Bond | Aviator
    Legend Gold
    Hanson Matte
    Barklae Gold
    Jetter

    * FREE SHIPPING NA*

    • Includes Polarized CR39 Lenses, Silky Suede Pouch & Cloth

    RX OPTIONS

    • Add $30 to your order for single vision

    • Add $50 to your order for prescription sunglasses

    • Add $150 for progressive lenses

    UPGRADES

    • Add $35 to your order for custom engravings

    • Add $40 to your order for Blue Light Lenses

    • Add $80 to your order for Photochromic lenses

    Prescription details collected after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • FREE NORTH AMERICAN SHIPPING
    • Bohten5 Frames
    • CR39 UV-400 Polarized Lens
    • Silky Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth & Pouch
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
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Funding period

- (30 days)