September 24, 2022
  • September 24, 2022

Democratizing the textile industry through collaboration

By on September 5, 2022 0

In October 2022, Amsterdam-based BYBORRE launched a new global initiative called Window of Textile Opportunities (WoTO), working with a consortium of partners to democratize the textile supply chain to global and emerging brands, pioneers of industry and young talent.

The WoTO showroom represents a seamless global ecosystem of supply chain players and industry changemakers, housing permanent partner exhibits. Borre Akkersdijk, co-founder of BYBORRE, and WoTO partners join the conversation at the New York Textile Month (NYTM) panel discussion on “Why the WoTO collaboration is leading the way for everyone in the textile industry “. Hosted by FIT’s Noah Trager, they will explain why collaboration matters to change the textile industry.

Since 2015, the textile innovation studio BYBORRE has been rewriting the rules of responsible textile creation by digitizing the design and production process and introducing Textile-as-a-Service with its BYBORRE Create platform. Create serves as a portal between the physical and digital worlds of the textile industry, enabling brands, designers and creators around the world to design bespoke and responsible textiles, from pixel to needlepoint. Offering direct access to textile creation technology and a transparent overview of the textile journey at every stage of the process, Create puts creative freedom and control of impact back in the hands of the designer.

As part of the BYBORRE ecosystem, WoTO is a physical translation of the BYBORRE mission to enable and educate designers to responsibly design textiles. The WoTO Exhibit Hall and Event Space represents a seamless global network of supply chain players and industry innovators who are driven by an open source mindset and together challenge the textile industry to embrace a new world of design possibilities. Celebrating democratized innovations, supply chain accessibility, and materials transparency, WoTO connects a community of like-minded people by providing access to tools, inspiration, and education to enable real change.

Event details

wednesday 7e September 2022


1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Presentation

1:10 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Round table

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Q&A hearing

This is a free online event, register to attend.


Meet the speakers