Grace’s Sky

All Boon & Up fabric is handwoven to a width of 110cm, and is 100% combed cotton, hand-grown by smallholder African farmers. Boon & Up fabric is tough, it passes 45,000 rubs on the Martindale test, however due to the way it is woven on traditional looms we highly recommend that our fabric is knit backed for any upholstery projects. This is a relatively inexpensive process, please get in touch with us for recommendations of companies that perform this task in your region.

Boon & Up fabric has also passed the flammability ‘cigarette test’ (BS5852:Part 1:1979:Source 0).



All our fabrics tell a story.

Our traditional patterns refer to local customs or an aspect of the savannah landscape of north west Ghana.

Although our hometown in Ghana is a sixteen-hour bus trip to the nearest airport, when we look at the sky on a clear day we occasionally see airplanes from Europe fly high in the sky as they make their way to the capital Accra. Our head weaver Grace points at the vapour trails as they score the sky and wistfully says ‘one day I fly in the aeroplane’.