Location of artisan makers: Ghana
Boon & Up produce a range of beautiful homeware products carefully created in the Dagaaba region in the remote far northwest of Ghana. Their throws, cushions, blankets and rugs have all been expertly handwoven by a collective of women weavers using sustainable materials. The cotton that goes into their throws and cushion covers is 100% sustainable cotton grown by smallholder African farmers under the ‘Cotton made in Africa’ initiative. The wool for all their blankets and rugs is surplus wool sourced from mills in north England. Boon & Up seeks to remain authentic to tradition whilst adapting the weavers’ designs for a new market. In doing so it brings much needed employment to this impoverished part of our world. 20% of profits are invested in projects that provide further employment opportunities in the district.