Sia Yambire was born in northern Ghana, near the famed Bolgatanga weaving region. As a young man, Sia worked with international basket buyers before starting Bolga-Aiya on his own in 1995. While maintaining close ties with artisan weavers, Sia also gives back to his indigenous communities. Numerous projects include funding micro loans, delivering medical supplies, digging a community well in his village, and building a student exchange program. Sia now lives with his family in Sonoma, and makes lengthy buying trips to Ghana. Bolga-Aiya’s stunning baskets last for decades, and are cherished around the world.