BYBORRE appoints new leadership to drive transformative impact in the textile industry

AMSTERDAM, 20 SEPTEMBER 2023 — BYBORRE, the pioneering textile company on a mission to transform the textile industry, welcomes Mijke van Ballegooijen as CEO to lead the acceleration of positive change. 

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Founded in 2015, BYBORRE has evolved from a creative textile studio into an organization that propels impact innovation and encourages positive change in the industry. With its refreshed focus comes a call for new leadership to further realize its aspirations of fostering a more responsible and sustainable textile sector. 

New leadership

Mijke van Ballegooijen has previously been engaged in leading positions within a corporate context, with a focus on customer experience, commercial excellence and digital transformation. She has subsequently applied her expertise to SMEs in the technology sector as well as renowned scale-ups, demonstrating a balanced approach of professionalism and entrepreneurship.

Impact through innovation

With the appointment of Van Ballegooijen as CEO by the Supervisory Board, BYBORRE reaffirms its dedication to enhancing its operating model through innovation, aiming to contribute positively at scale to the industry. The company's portfolio includes accessible digital solutions for textile design, development, and production, along with a ready-to-order textile collection, demonstrating the market how responsible textiles are made. 

It is impressive how BYBORRE has been able to set an example in the industry on how to become more responsible, Van Ballegooijen noted, sharing her thoughts on the role. Real impact happens at scale. I look forward to accelerating our positive impact together with the team.

Founder support

Borre Akkersdijk, initial founder of BYBORRE, warmly supports Mijke’s appointment. As the founder, he understands the importance of diverse leadership styles and industry expertise in different phases of growth. 

Commenting on Van Ballengooijen’s appointment, Akkersdijk stated, “With BYBORRE’s solid product portfolio and operational foundations in place, it is time for new leadership to take this to a next level of industry transformation.”

BYBORRE is looking forward to the next chapter under Van Ballegooijen’s leadership, as it remains committed to its mission of bringing meaningful change through impact innovation in the textile industry.


BYBORRE® is a pioneering textile company founded in 2015, and dedicated to transforming the textile industry through responsible creation and transparent sourcing. Merging physical and digital worlds, BYBORRE® pioneers material innovation, transparency and textile customization to make responsible textiles accessible, worldwide.

By questioning industry norms, BYBORRE® invites others to think differently and become part of something bigger—a movement that redefines the future and possibilities of textiles.

(Dutch version)

BYBORRE® is een impact gedreven textielbedrijf opgericht in 2015 en toegewijd aan het transformeren van de textielindustrie door middel van verantwoorde creatie en transparante sourcing. Door fysieke en digitale werelden te combineren en integreren, loopt BYBORRE® voorop op het gebied van materiaalinnovatie, transparantie en textiel customization om verantwoorde textiel wereldwijd toegankelijk te maken.

Door de normen in de industrie uit te dagen, nodigt BYBORRE® anderen uit om anders te denken en deel te worden van iets groters—een beweging die de toekomst en mogelijkheden van textiel opnieuw definieert.

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