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 for quality eyewear, the environment, as well as African craftsmanship.
Boasting an aesthetic that according to the Oseis is inspired by “the rolling hills and deep hues of nature’s own palette found in Kwahu, Ghana'', Bohten crafts exuberant collections with luxury and sustainability in mind. Among the classic styles available are aviators, wayfarers, and round frames, while more experimental shapes like the vintage-inspired "Aristotle" and the colorful "Voyager" cater to the more playful eyewear enthusiast. It all begins by scouring the African continent to find sustainably harvested materials, after which the design and prototype process begins at their hub in Accra and concludes with the brand’s global manufacturing partners 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. 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.