Sister Beatrice

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.

This fabric is named for Sister Beatrice works in St Ann’s Vocational School for Young Women in a nearby town. She has taught generations of Dagaaba women how to sew, weave, embroider and much more. She wears a blue wimple and habit as she glides between her pupils with a beatific smile, dispensing advice and love. We cannot thank her enough for the help and love she gave us as we floundered in the early days of Boon & Up.