Golden Editions was created by Sara Efia Reddin who grew up surrounded by her Ghanaian Mother's passionate craft collection. The basketry, leather goods, sculptures in wood or bronze, and beautiful woven or printed cloths, these items decorated everyday and became part of her heritage. Sara Efia always dreamt of creating a brand that would highlight the amazing craftsmanship from her Mother's country.
The aim of Golden is to work closely with makers to create contemporary pieces that pay tribute to timeless craft in Ghana, that light up your home and develop rural communities.
Our design studio and finishing workshop is based outside Paris near Fontainebleau.
The basket weavers in Bolgatanga
We work with two weaving communities in Bolgatanga, one of them is supervised by a couple who also run a charitable association supporting women’s health and education. The weaving of the lamps has been a great challenge allowing the weavers to earn more and develop their skills. Workers are guaranteed good pay, we also help them to develop their business by partnering with other companies (see projects).
The kente weavers in Volta Region
The Kente weaving association we work with is based in the Volta Region of Ghana and is tucked away outside the town of Ho, the Ewe Kente weavers are reknown for their tight luxury fabrics in colourful geometrics. The centre is run by Thompson a Master Weaver and chairman of the Kente Weaving association. In the centre he trains younger weavers and supervises the other master weavers in the community. He has partnered with a local tailor to finish our cushions.
Our Initiatives in the Weaving communities:
- Financial help with the creation of a weaving centre
- Training in making new products for disadvantaged communities.
- Christmas bonuses for all weavers