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Hall 5    Stand J15

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| Corporate Gifts | Fabrics/Textiles | Fashion Accessories | Handbags/Purses/Wallets | Interior Decor/Decorware | Linen: Bed/Table | Luggage/Briefcases | Souvenirs/Curios | Travel Accessories |


The Bobby Yarn brand was born in 2015 when a love for authentic African design inspirations were translated into a range of affordable and practical bag designs. By blending modern and contemporary fabric designs with imagery of all things unique to Africa, our products have managed to capture the essence of Africa.

We make bags from top-selling commercial fabrics and leathers, as well as custom-designed and printed fabrics meaning we are always producing bags that no one would have ever thought possible. We use a balanced blend of a range of different types of materials that are practical for all bag-carrying applications.

When people ask where our name BOBBY YARN comes from, we let them in on a long-kept secret that Antoinette (Founder) is known to family and friends as ‘Bobby’. Her nickname was given to her at a very young age and has never left her. She has two things she am extremely passionate about; designing and sewing bags, and all types of apes & monkeys. In the Afrikaans language the word ‘bobbejaan’ (pronounced bor-ba-yarn) translated to English means baboon; or has a general reference to a monkey or ape when used in African slang. When she first started sewing bags, Antoinette created the BOBBY- YARN brand label. The ‘yarn’ has a reference to her love of sewing, and when you say ‘BOBBY-YARN’ fast it sounds like you are saying ‘bobbejaan’ :)


Bobby Yarn is a proudly African designer and manufacturer of all types of bags, homeware and fashion accessories based in Johannesburg South Africa. This includes African print handbags, African shoulder bags, African purses, African print tote bags, beach bags, African sling and vanity bags and many more types and designs of handmade African bags.


 Antoinette Stoltz
 083 692 5096


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