Since the start of the Covid-19 lock-down period, many people around the world have come to the realisation that wearing masks in public places may very well no longer be the exception, but rather become the norm. This is why the demand for face masks, in general, has exploded, and the demand for Bobby Yarn face masks has steadily increased in turn. As basically all of our regular bag and homeware product business dried up within the space of 2 weeks prior to the lockdown, these masks have now become the bread and butter sales that has allowed us to keep our staff sewing from home and making sure they all get an income. We have also extended our network to allow non-staff with sewing machines and skills to manufacture our masks and pay them a set fee per mask they make – meaning we have created a mechanism, for now, for many other families to generate an income during a time where
they would have had none.

Like countless other businesses that are to face a very difficult and uncertain future, we believe that our basic survival begins with us all helping each other. That is why Bobby Yarn has also pledged that it will donate masks to the #10millionmasks initiative. For us to continue to sew back into our communities and country as a whole we welcome any support that we get, whether it be the direct purchase of our masks, or even in the form of donations (raw materials, sewing machines, or any other form of donation that will be possible).


Bobby Yarn is a proudly African designer and manufacturer of all types of bags. 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.

The Bobby Yarn brand was born in 2015 when a love for authentic African design inspirations was 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, Bobby Yarn products have managed to capture the essence of Africa.

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

Apart from a love of all African design, our hearts are rooted in African community upliftment and we have always had a strong ethos of giving back and re-sewing back into causes close to our hearts.

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