Savannah Tracks

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.

Legend has it that the first Dagaaba man to settle in modern Lawra in Ghana was a man named Kontol. He crossed the river from what is now Burkina Faso in pursuit of wildlife. After a while he stopped as he felt thirsty. Finding no streams or lakes to quench his thirst he followed the tracks of the wildlife as their hooves and paws left dotted red and pink tracks in the red earth of the sun-bleached vegetation of the savannah, and this led him to a water hole where he founded our hometown, Lawra.