PORTER Yoshida Kaban calls upon textile innovation studio BYBORRE to create an exclusive bag range celebrating its 85th Anniversary.
Six iconic PORTER bag styles such as the 2-Way Helmet Bag, the 2-Way Waist Bag and the Alica Pack are especially executed with a celebratory knitted textile, playfully juxtaposed against a main construction of PORTER’s original nylon bonding fabric.
Elements such as pockets, panels and shoulder straps feature the bespoke version of BYBORRE’s AO3™ knit type - a 3 layer jersey compiled of a filling yarn which is tightly compacted between a front and back layer that, for this project, was composed of 100% recycled polyester yarns. The result is a surprisingly soft, yet durable textile, specifically engineered to be exposed to the wear and stresses encountered with daily use, simultaneously becoming the perfect graphic surface to boldly celebrate the special project and anniversary.
“Creating a textile for the bag segment has been high on the list for us, we have previously done various experiments and tests to create suitable knits for this space. Of course, it was a big honor when PORTER Yoshida Kaban approached us to make a special knit to be featured in their iconic product. Our knit lab engineers chose special Antex Environ yarns to create a tight 100% recycled polyester textile that actually has a robust yet pleasant hand feel which dries fast, holds color over time and doesn’t pill easily. In dialogue with us, the PORTER team did a fantastic job incorporating a design fitting the celebration of its 85th anniversary, which was made suitable as a repeated pattern to minimise excess cut offs.” - Borre Akkersdijk (BYBORRE Founder/ Co-owner).
The range of the six bags is set to release this Friday the 15th of January at 12:00 PM (JST) and will be available exclusively via PORTER retail channels as long as stock lasts.
Stockists: • PORTER Flagship Store • PORTER STAND • PORTER EXCHANGE • KURA CHIKA by PORTER • POTR • CLOAKROOM by PORTER • PORTER KOREA • PORTER’s official online store • PORTER Rakuten store
Product Range: ALICE PACK ¥40,000 + tax W300/H370/D170MM
2WAY HELMET BAG ¥35,000 + tax W410/H430
2WAY SHOULDER BAG ¥33,000 + tax W320/H250/D80MM
WAIST BAG ¥21,000 + tax W270/H170/D130MM
VERTICAL SHOULDER BAG ¥19,000 + tax W140/H170/D50MM
EFFECTS BAG ¥10,000 + tax ØH170/D150MM
ABOUT BYBORRE BYBORRE is an Amsterdam based textile innovation studio working on the frontiers of material development, engineering functional performance and aesthetics in knitted textiles. Through direct interaction with our circular knitting machines, we provide full creative freedom to play with patterns, colours, and textures within our textiles. We are devoted to bring this power of bespoke textile creation to the hands of every creator that uses, or wants to use, textile as part of their process. We provide a safe environment where creators have creative freedom and control over the impact of their textile. We have carefully selected design options such as responsible yarns and functional knit structures, for others to play and craft their own textile with. Our Create™ tool allows designers, artists and all other creators to use our innovative and responsible textile creation processes and building blocks, all while putting their own stamp on things; there’s no limit to what the final fabrics can look like or the potential uses. These design options are all proven to work and safe to use because we verified every step in the process and can provide full transparency on their origin.