PALACE releases the knitted Down(town) Jacket made in partnership with BYBORRE®

British streetwear and skate brand PALACE partners with Amsterdam based textile innovation studio BYBORRE® for a knitted down-insulated jacket, which releases on February the 3rd as part of their Spring 2023 collection.

A futuristic take on 90's and 2000's embroidered jackets born in street culture, the Downtown Jacket is inspired by graphics and signs seen on Chinatowns' streets all around the world. By using contrasting yarn colors and playing with their 3D™ knitting technique, BYBORRE's knit engineers were able to find the perfect balance between the attached and puffy areas of the textile –allowing the outlines of the artwork to pop against the textile's dark blue base, similar to the downtown neon signs against the evening skies.

The jacket is made out of BYBORRE’s signature 3D™ knit, a three-layered knit structure that features an expandable middle layer, depending on where the front and back layers attach. Striving for a more sustainable and transparent supply chain, PALACE chose for a textile that is composed of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and GRS certified recycled polyester yarns, made from post-consumption plastic bottles using a chemical-free recycling process.

Who said that doing better needs to look like tree hugging?


Knit type: 3D™

Textile composition: 69% Recycled polyester | 31% Polyester fill

Yarn supplier & name: Sinterama Newlife™

Yarn certifications: OEKO-TEX® 100 and Global Recycled Standard

Emissions savings*: 5.73 kg CO2 eq (equivalent to 122.16 car km)

Water savings*: 2030 L (equivalent to 8120 cups of water)

Energy savings*: 11.94 kWh (equivalent to 1030 phone charges)

*Per KG of textile, compared to conventional textiles

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BYBORRE <> PALACE 2/2 (2023)
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Lookbook and flats: PALACE

Textiles & Machinery: BYBORRE


BYBORRE combines technology and textile expertise to bring a new standard to the industry by unlocking material innovation, sharing its vast experience on circular knitting and making their transparent supply-chain available to all clients. They believe that, without the much-needed transparency, positive change is impossible.

Borre Akkersdijk and Arnoud Haverlag founded BYBORRE in 2015 to realize their ultimate mission to inspire and enable an entire generation of creators to make better and more responsible textiles for everyday products. Together with their international team of 50+ specialists, they took on the responsibility to push the boundaries of the conventional textile industry, make responsible textiles more accessible through material innovation, digital design services, and on-demand production.

The company previously raised €3.2 million in a 2020 series A investment round, funding the accelerated development of on-demand design tool Create™. Create™ has welcomed over 1000+ users and 300+ brands worldwide (2022) including Natuzzi, Herman Miller, Palace Skateboards and Porter Yoshida & Co.

To further expand its platform, BYBORRE introduced Textiles™ in 2022. Textiles is a growing library of ready-to-order textiles created from traceable materials and suitable for a wide range of end-use cases, as opposed to the industry wastefully made to stock production status quo. The quality is primarily driven by choosing materials that support longevity, made with BYBORRE’s signature circular knitting techniques and curated stock of certified yarns.

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