Bohicket and the Discovery of Slowness
Our mascot is the turtle: a journeying creature who is always completely at home. She’s in no hurry. She follows the stars and the natural currents. And when the time is right, she begins the voyage back to her birthplace.
We observed this firsthand while on our own travels. We sat on Bohicket Creek and watched the relaxed globetrotter emerge from the Atlantic to lay her eggs in the sand, and we were moved by her sense of origin and home, of constancy and stillness. On this evening, Bohicket was born.
Passion for exquisite materials. Bohicket pieces are designed to become cherished favourites.
We are convinced of the quality and origin of our products. We seek out manufacturers whose workmanship and techniques best match our feel for material and craft. We deeply appreciate the partnership and personal exchange with our producers. They inspire us in our own work.
For our first collection, we travelled to South Africa. Here, in the Karoo, we discovered the habitat of the Angora goat and the Merino sheep. And here, we could experience the very creation of our finished pieces, from the sheering and washing to the combing and spinning of the wool that would become our very own plaids.
We make no compromise in the selection of our materials and personally source the highest of quality. Bohicket pieces are designed and created to accompany you throughout the years, changing and gaining character through use and over time.
Kid Mohair: Mohair is the hair of the Angora goat, who lives in semi-desert climates from Texas to South Africa to Australia. South African mohair is world-renowned for its quality, purity and sheen. Mohair goats are fully grown and shorn for the time at six months of age. This young goat’s particularly soft, light and voluminous hair is called kid mohair, and it caresses the skin like a soft embrace.
Silk: Silk is pleasing to wear, it warms you when it’s cold, and has a cooling effect when it’s hot. This highly stable material has an unmatched lustre. Silk embodies exclusiveness and sensibility like no other thread.
Merino: The Merino sheep is a fine wool breed, which yields one of the garment world’s most sought after natural material. Our mulesing-free wool comes from South Africa. It is easy to wash, especially soft and elastic, and it is pleasantly warming.
In South Africa, the Angora goat and the Merino sheep are found on the 500,000 km2 stretch of semi-desert between the eastern and western Cape: the Karoo. Windmills are the Karoo’s characteristic trait, pumping water to the surface to sustain the goats and sheep - the economic backbone of the region. The name Karoo derives from the language of the San tribe, whose word kurú translates to “dry”. The Angora, who are sensitive to dampness, find ideal living conditions here, encircled by mountain ranges in this barren landscape. Because of these conditions, the sheep bred here provide the world’s finest quality wool. The sprawling hilly countryside provides its animals with ample space to graze on prickly shrubs and succulents. The people of the Karoo are offered impressive scenery, especially in winter when the earth is overgrown with a dense, blooming carpet of vegetation.
A dream come true
Founding Bohicket in 2014 has been a dream come true. In my former professional life, I discovered the importance of cultivating pauses and I realized that these moments, like little rituals, play an increasingly important role in fostering a challenging, yet balanced daily life. I wanted to give a name to these moments of conscious enjoyment and deceleration - a sort of poetry of slowness.