• Creating concepts by proxy of fashion.
  • Pushing boundaries by putting textiles to the test.
  • Creating worlds by using textiles and technology.
  • Enhancing textiles by adding tactility.
  • Made with love by far.


ByBorre was founded by Dutch designer Borre Akkersdijk in 2010 after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009. ByBorre mostly works on developing textiles as they developed a new way to change production processes within the mattress industry to make clothing out of this.

In 2011 ByBorre won the Inspiration award and had its first show, later that year, during Paris Fashion Week.

While being based in Amsterdam, ByBorre showed his second collection during Amsterdam Fashion Week in 2012 . The same year Borre Akkersdijk also won the Dutch Design Awards – Young designer of the Year. At the moment ByBorre is working on a new collection and projects for various brands like NIKE, Maarten Baas, Louis Vuitton and others.

Which other Creative Sectors has the SME worked with?
Design, Fashion

Which other Growth Sectors has the SME worked with?
Retail & Leisure

Were any relationships rewarding?

Yes, the following:

  • Trend Union / lidewij Edelkoort ( trendforecasting, concepting )
  • Louis vuitton ( product & material )
  • NIKE (concept, design, material innovation )
  • Moncler ( prototyping )
  • Maarten Baas ( material innovation, product )
How does the SME think it could benefit from other sectors' input?

There are a lot off different ways to use textiles and every sector has it own needs that could give a totally new view on the things that are allready in one and others hands

What can the SME offer other sectors?

We work with existing production processes and see if we could get more out of them. The production process is at least as nice as the products coming from them.

To what extent would the SME be prepared to share information?

Business to business.

How would the SME describe its potential for cross innovation?

Working together always brings you further.

Out of the 11 Cross Innovation Partner Cities, are there any particular cities with which the SME would like to form a new relationship?

Are there any particular organisations outside the SMEs home country, with which it would like to connect?

Schoeller textiles and Ten Cate ( textiles )

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