Our Kente Story

Family

As a family enterprise that has been sustained three generations down, it has been an undulating journey. For just like the kente fabric in itself, with time comes growth and with this growth befalls struggle. In the recent past, this enterprise had been threatened by fires which sought to end the three generation-long business. However, we at Woven present an answer to ensuring the sustenance that was started by our forefathers, by taking kente digital and providing a widened market for it; both in Ghana and across the continent. With you in mind, we extend an invitation to join our family and take this journey of growth and sustenance with us, by being our loyal customers.

Bonwire

The age long story of the indigenous cloth kente, begins in the Ashanti town of Bonwire. History has it that two men from this town sought inspiration from a spider and replicated it's methods of weaving it's web into weaving what is now known as kente. The town continues to be the hub of skilled weavers, of whom some are among the Woven family - for they carefully interlock each yarn of fabric and seamlessly weave them into various designs suited for you. At Woven, our products are an embodiment of the legend and history of kente, sourced directly from Bonwire.

Impact

In our bid to grow as a social enterprise, Woven seeks to build the skills of its employees so that they are ever ready to serve you in this ever-changing world we live in. With Ghana being the headquarters of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA), we seek to capitalise on this to }help widen our scope] / [spread our fabric across the continent and beyond].