The TDK Edition™
The TDK Edition™ (short for Textile Development Kit™), is a celebration of the BYBORRE process: a history of rule-breaking and re-thinking how textiles are made and used.
The TDK Edition™, the latest seasonal collection under the BYBORRE label in partnership with The Woolmark Company, celebrates a watershed moment in BYBORRE’s history. It reflects the special way of working at the BYBORRE studio, where inventive textiles are developed with curiosity and an open-mind, and also serves as a marker for these tools and textiles being opened up to others worldwide.
The latest addition to the BYBORRE textile family. The AO2™ (Attachment Only 2 layer) creates a strong yet airy and breathable two layered knit without a filling yarn. With a tight attachment between front and back, colours and graphics pop on this structured fabric. Yarn choice on both the front and backside of the fabric are all fully configurable on the AO2™. The AO2™ can be used reversible and is available in different weights and various yarn combinations.
The in-house BYBORRE label has always functioned as a platform for demonstrating the studio’s rule-breaking approach and The TDK Edition™ pays tribute to a passion for experimentation. The label, and this collection, serve as a showcase for the Textile Development Kit™ – a chance to reflect on what’s possible with new BYBORRE textiles, and best practices in how they can be turned into desirable, relevant garments. In a sense, the BYBORRE label is the first client of the BYBORRE Textile Lab, and the TDK Edition™ is the result of the design team playing with the tools on offer and questioning how they could be of use to others, to make better clothing for everyone.
BYBORRE stands for a commitment to responsible design and improving global processes. For years, many of BYBORRE’s innovative textiles have found their way into the studios and ateliers of a dynamic range of clients; from high fashion houses to some of the world’s biggest sportswear leaders. This collaborative, open source approach has defined the BYBORRE story. With this in mind, BYBORRE are opening up the TDK, allowing others to create their own textiles using the studio’s signature techniques. The team are calling it BYBORRE INSIDE – look out for the label inside garments from various brands worldwide.