This is a nice accessory item that can be easily distributed to gift shops all over the Philippines. US$ .99 cents is equivalent to around P50 which will be quite affordable to filipinos who want to have there gift standout. A good improvement of this nice accesory is to put an electronic circuit underneath that will sound a happy birthday song or a recorded voice of greetings. I think the technology on the electronic circuit can be easily source out since it’s widely used already in the greeting cards. Here is an excerpt from Coloradoan.com
A local entrepreneur’s latest invention may sound like the latest must-have children’s toy this Christmas, but is making its mark on the gift wrapping industry.
Liz Mrofka, president of the Fab Fob Company, LLC, invented the Fobbie, which is a small decorative circle that can be affixed to packages.
In May, the Fobbie was made available in all Michaels craft stores in the United States and Canada and online for 99 cents apiece.
Mrofka, 49 of Drake, came up with the idea in 2005 while trying to figure out a way to attach decorative woodwork circles she constructed out of beetle kill trees to packages.
The idea hit her at 2 a.m. one morning when she came up with a parallel slot system allowing her to tie the object to a package.
“As I kid I grew up spending hours making bows,” said Mrofka who enjoys creative craft projects. “The beauty of this product is it can be tailored to any market. I would like to expand it into a pet line.”
She started working on prototypes and came up with the disc with eight slots that can be cinched down.
Photo by Fab Fob Company, LLC.