Toronto entrepreneur Nana Boateng Osei spent many years of his childhood living in Ghana, and now he wants help the West African country succeed. His company, Bôhten Eyewear, uses reclaimed wood from Ghana and he's preparing to hire locals there to make the designer frames.
"Bôhten Eyewear really is a merge of my ideals of what fashion and nature would be like but also a big part of the brand is about giving back to Ghana." On Wednesday evening his company is throwing a Kickstarter party to celebrate raising $10,000 for the first phase of setting up a production hub in Sakumono, Ghana. Osei, who was born in Britain but whose family moved to Ghana when he was five, says the plan is to buy the machines and hire and train five employees in January and and eventually hire a total of 20 staff in Ghana by March. By that time,