About us

About Ife Medow

 


Hey ya’ll, thank you for checking us out. I’m Toyin Ajayi, the founder of Ife Medow, a sustainable bags and accessories line that also spells luxury. Inspired by my eclectic culture, Ife Medow is where Made in the USA meets the African touch. I’m half Nigerian and half Ghanaian. However, I was born in London, England and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Having such a diverse cultural background, I wanted to create a line that pays homage to the places that have influenced me and made me the woman I am.

 

With each piece in the Ife Medow line, it’s my aim to share my culture in some way so you can all take a piece of me with you on your many journeys.

 

What Does Ife Medow Mean?

Ifẹ comes from the Yoruba, Nigerian, language and it means “Love.” Medow is actually a phonetic spelling of “My Love” from the Fanti, Ghanaian, language. The Fanti language doesn’t use all the same letters as the English alphabet, so I made the decision to use the phonetic form. In reality Medow would look like “Me Dcdo.”

 

Why Made In America?

I came to the United States from England when I was 9 years old. America is very much home to me and as a person who still believes in the American dream, it’s my way of helping enrich our economy and keep some jobs at home.

 

Why Did I Choose To Be Sustainable & Eco-Friendly?

I’ve always loved plants and animals; in fact, as a child I had a green thumb and used to rescue animals in our backyard all the time. It drove my family crazy, but they knew I meant well. Earth is our home planet, we only get one, and while I’m still learning more ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, I knew I didn’t want to start a business that was contributing to the problem. It’s my hope that people will love our luxurious and quality made bags and accessories that still embrace unique eco-friendly materials and fabrics. As a big advocate of social responsibility, this is just my way to do my part.


 

What Does Ife Medow Mean?

Ifẹ comes from the Yoruba, Nigerian, language and it means “Love.” Medow is actually a phonetic spelling of “My Love” from the Fanti, Ghanaian, language. The Fanti language doesn’t use all the same letters as the English alphabet, so I made the decision to use the phonetic form. In reality Medow would look like “Me Dcdo.”

Why Made In America?

I came to the United States from England when I was 9 years old. America is very much home to me and as a person who still believes in the American dream, it’s my way of helping enrich our economy and keep some jobs at home.

Why Did I Choose To Be Sustainable & Eco-Friendly?

I’ve always loved plants and animals; in fact, as a child I had a green thumb and used to rescue animals in our backyard all the time. It drove my family crazy, but they knew I meant well. Earth is our home planet, we only get one, and while I’m still learning more ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, I knew I didn’t want to start a business that was contributing to the problem. It’s my hope that people will love our luxurious and quality made bags and accessories that still embrace unique eco-friendly materials and fabrics. As a big advocate of social responsibility, this is just my way to do my part.