We take a short break from covering the daily necessities of influential creatives for this special edition of Essentials, which features the various components required to manufacture Dutch textile development studio byBorre‘s groundbreaking wearable tech garment, the BB.Suit 0.2. The brainchild of textile design innovator Borre Akkersdijk, the BB.Suit was first introduced at this year’s SXSW Festival as the product of a collaborative effort between byBorre and the Eindhoven University of Technology among others, as a one-piece suit incorporating technological modules equipping the wearer with WiFi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth capabilities. The BB.Suit 0.2 that launched at Beijing Design Week has massively improved upon the original with the addition of a revolutionary air-cleaning feature, wherein the suit first analyzes the air pollution in its immediate proximity, before utilizing a “Cold Plasma” technology to split oxygen and water molecules into free radicals that bind to airborne pollutants, thus rendering them safe. With the proliferation of wearable tech such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, the BB.Suit 0.2 may be the big leap required to bring the mainstream into the next age of technological integration into our everyday lives. Until then, learn more about Akkersdijk through our previous interview with him here.