Liz Mrofka, President and Inventor of the Fobbie.

Liz Mrofka, President and Inventor of the Fobbie.

I had the idea for the Fobbie® a few years ago when I was reading a magazine that showed how to make homemade gift tags for your packages. At the time I was recycling pine beetle killed trees on my land by making rustic ornaments that were stamped with images of moose and bear. I thought they would look good as package décor and wondered how I could incorporate ribbon into the ornament to tie it to a package. Many hours later in the middle of the night, I woke up with the idea for my parallel slot system. After many prototypes and ideas, it developed into the patented product you see today.

The Fobbie® name comes from the word fob who’s definition is “an ornament that hangs at the end of a ribbon.” which describes it perfectly. It was easy to turn it into Fobbie®, which gives it its own playful name and identity. So The Fab Fob Company, and the Fobbie®, were born.

I’m often asked about the process of inventing a new product and where to start. I started by attending a meeting at my local inventor’s club, the Rocky Mountain Inventor’s Association, www.rminventor.org. I learned about the process of patenting a product, manufacturing, marketing and more. If this is something you’re interested in, there are many websites that can help, starting with the United Inventor’s Association website at www.uiausa.org, or the Inventor’s Digest, www.inventorsdigest.com.

I appreciate you visiting our site. Visit often to see new ideas on wrapping or alternative uses for the Fobbie® on the inspiration page. Submit a photo of your Fobbie® wrapped gift, or alternative use to: inspired@Fobbie.com, if we use your photo we’ll send you an assortment 5-pack of your choice.

Happy Wrapping!
Liz Mrofka
Fobbie Gift Wrapping




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