Dutch textile innovation studio Byborre will release just one collection in 2022, as it moves away from what it calls the “relentless” fashion calendar to show that the industry needs to “do less but better products”.
In an open letter, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Byborre, Borre Akkersdijk, said: “Since 2015, at Byborre, we have actively challenged the textile industry to be better, to create more consciously and to be transparent about what the industry is doing. We opened the conversation by showing and proving what is possible, through our in-house label Editions. Now is the time to move forward, we want and need to be better.
“We have taken the past six months to review our processes, our impact and our use of textiles as a label, looking at how we can improve. Our mission to “Create Conscious Designers” must not be limited solely to the manufacture and composition of textiles, and we must strive to educate and inform at all levels of the process, from yarn to textile to by the product. »
With this in mind, Editions11 will be Byborre’s only collection for 2022 and it has also streamlined a number of its core styles to make them simpler for production by reviewing lines and seams and developing new base blocks. Key styles that have received a complete overhaul include the Weightmap Sweater, Tapered Cropped Pants, and Hoodie. The collection also features the N-Type Jacket and Studio Jacket and further exploration of homeware.
The textile company added, “We will continue to rewrite the rules of responsible textile design, digitize the design and production process, and deliver Textile-as-a-Service. Further refine our designs and lines to limit waste, gauge collection size for concise yet optimal representation by working with a condensed selection of key pieces and new styles and moving further away from the relentless fashion calendar.
“We strongly believe the industry must do better, for the good of the planet and for ourselves and by showing what is possible, educating and taking a stand, we can drive this change – together.”
Byborre also indicated that it will continue to share its knowledge on responsible textile design and production and provide the necessary platform, resources and knowledge, for example through its Byborre Create design tool for artists and designers. .
Byborre will launch its Editions11 collection to retailers and consumers in the fall.