Ghana’s Timeless Craft Traditions Meet Contemporary Design in Lighting and Textiles

Ghana is a country known for its rich craft heritage in weaving and textiles. Highlighting this heritage has been a long-held dream for designer Sara Efia Reddin. Sara grew up surrounded by the crafts collected by her Ghanaian mother to display in their home. On the foundations of this inspiration and heritage, Sara founded her homeware label Golden Editions, blending Ghana’s timeless craft traditions with contemporary design aesthetics.

Through Golden Editions Sara collaborates with basket weaving communities in Bolgatanga and a Kente weaving association located outside the town of Ho, in the Volta Region of Ghana to create beautifully woven lighting and textile collections. The basket designs feature colourful bands and delicate lace-like patterns. The Kente fabrics are woven in the traditional method of using handlooms to create strips that are then sewn together to form the distinctive geometric patterns that form Kente cloth. The products are finished in the company’s workshop located outside Paris. 

Raised in London Sara studied Textiles Design at Central St Martins and went on to work as a Textiles and Leather Goods designer for a number of prestigious luxury brands. She moved to France in 2003 where she worked as a design consultant before starting Golden Editions. In 2020 Sara created Education is Golden, an association to help the members of their partner communities educate their children, and create their own golden futures. 10% of all online sales go towards the initiative.

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For further information visit: https://golden-editions.com/

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