Nana Boateng Osei, Nana Kwadwo Osei
Founded by Nana Boateng Osei and Nana Kwadwo Osei, Bohten Eyewear is a Ghana-based eyewear brand that draws heavily upon its designer’s love of nature and Ghanaian heritage to pose an intriguing question: what if world-class, sustainable, and stylish eyewear could be made in Africa? Telling a story that reflects both founders’ values and sense of style, Bohten’s mission is powered by a passion both quality eyewear, the environment, as well as African craftsmanship.
Boasting an esthetic that according to the Osei’s is inspired by “the rolling hills and deep hues of nature’s own palette found in Kwahu, Ghana'', Bohten’s exuberant collections are consistently crafted with quality, luxury, and minimal environmental impact front of mind. Classic styles including aviators, wayfarers, and round frames abound, while more experimental shapes like the vintage-like “Aristotle'' style and the bold and bright “Voyager” offer the more playful eyewear fan something a little different. It all begins by scouring the African continent and the rest of the world to find sustainably harvested materials before the design and prototype process begins at their hub in Accra and concludes with the brand’s manufacturing partners around the world carefully handcrafting and assembling the frames. “Our vision for Bohten is to build a global heritage eyewear brand that shares Africa’s inspiration with the World. Our vision of change. The future for Bohten eyewear lies in building sustainable supply chains across Africa. Bohten continues to work towards the goal of manufacturing in Africa within the next 5 years,” says Boateng Osei.