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Black Dadpreneur, Designer of Luxury ‘Africa Bags,’ Says He Named His Youngest Daughter ‘Africa’ as an Inspiration

Archyn Orijin and his daughters

Nationwide — Ghanian designer Archyn Orijin is the inventor of the popular Africa-shaped genuine leather bags being sold worldwide. As the founder and CEO of Orijin Culture, he designs and produces luxury backpacks, cross-body bags, handbags, and other accessories. His passion for the African diaspera is so deep that he has even named his youngest daughter ‘Africa’.

At the intersection of culture, travel, and design, Orijin Culture is a Philadelphia-based Afro-heritage label creating luxe handbags and accessories that carry the culture to any destination.

The eponymous label first garnered mass attention when their unisex Africa-shaped bag went viral. The story behind the bag actually began over fifteen years ago back when the brand was called Orijin Culture Magazine. As Archyn received feedback from readers expressing a desire to identify with their African roots, he began envisioning a tangible product that would inspire a cultural connection.

Truly a dream-turned-reality, this product came to fruition after Archyn had a dream of a woman wearing Africa on her back while walking boldly through a crowd that parted in respectful admiration as she passed through. From this dream, Archyn began a four-year process of working with a skilled team of artisans in Ghana to perfect the bag’s shape which has been sculpted into the beautiful image of Africa.

By 2016, not only did his product come to life, but him and his wife welcomed a baby girl, and they decided to name her ‘Africa’.

The result was a unique piece of wearable art made from premium materials for optimal durability and versatility.

Orijin Culture has since expanded their label to include an exclusive range of convertible luxury bags, symbolic jewelry, statement eyewear, and signature apparel. The brand always intends for the wearer to be the center of conversation — carrying the culture to any destination. Follow the brand on Instagram @orijinculture.

For more information, please visit OrijinStore.com

Orijin Culture is a Philadelphia-based Afro-heritage label creating designer goods that carry the culture to any destination. With an exclusive range of luxury leather goods, statement jewelry, symbolic eyewear, and signature apparel, each piece celebrates the vibrance of Africa, the diaspora and the global influence of Black culture. ORIJIN CULTURE always intends for the wearer to be the center of conversation telling their “Orijin” story in style. The brand’s name is an acronym for: Our Root Is Just Inseparable, Nonetheless, Cultivating Unity & Love Through Understanding, Reconnection, and Empowerment. It’s more than a brand. It’s a culture and a lifestyle.

Born in the United States of Africa, as he says it, Archyn Orijin is a London-born, Ghana-raised Philadelphia-bred Ghanian designer who is passionate about connecting all African descendants through his label, Orijin Culture. Over 15 years ago, Archyn’s passion inspired him to create a magazine by the same name. This publication evolved into the fashion and lifestyle brand that continues to connect with the culture today. Orijin Culture intentionally celebrates Africa’s vibrance, the diversity of The Diaspora, and The Culture’s influence globally. Follow Archyn Orijin’s journey on Instagram @archyn.orijin.

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