BOBBY-YARN founder and MD Antoinette is affectionately known to family and friends as ‘Bobby’.
Her nickname was given to her at a very young age and has never left her. Bobby has two things she is extremely passionate about; 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 South African slang.
When Bobby started sewing bags, she created the BOBBY-YARN brand label.
The ‘yarn’ has reference to her love of sewing, and when you say ‘BOBBY-YARN’ fast it sounds like you are saying ‘bobbejaan’.