T.ba is very much influenced by the cultural heritage of its founders the sisters Lopez de Carrizosa.
The cultural background of a family, which has been attached to horses since they settled in Jerez de la Frontera, a small town in the South of Spain. Indeed the family state “El salto al Cielo” (in English Jump to Heaven) was the place where some centuries later the Monks of the Carthusian Order, in the XVIII century, defined the characteristics of the “Cartujano” horse breed.
All this made a mix with the influence of the British wine producers that came to Jerez in the nineteen century with their families.
They arrived with their traditions, fashion and way of life, which were absorbed and blended with the existing traditions, producing in this small part of Spain a very unique dynamic social and internationally cosmopolitan way life.
The elegance that involves the horse social world and the end of the nineteen-century and beginning of the twenty is very present in fashion, developing an intense social life and important events around the horse sports; horse races, polo matches, hunting, ..
In fact the first Polo Club in Europe was founded in Jerez de la Frontera in 1870 (El Xerez Polo Club ), the polo teams from Jerez with their elegant wives shined also in Deauville and Windsor seasons, bringing with them in their way back the most exclusive fabrics, tweeds and fashion from the best places in Europe.
T.ba has recovered somehow the way of working at that time, adapting it in a very trendy and fashionable way. The sophisticated fabrics, exclusive tweed patterns blended with yarns of hundreds different colours, very special unique buttons that resembles tiny jewels, colourful linings, old laces, trimmings,…
In T.ba there is a continuous research in vintage tailoring, patterns craftsmanship, from the time when each piece was produced individually with care by artisans.
In its accessories T.ba search for the best craftsmanship process, selecting the finest leather pieces being committed in selecting always the most environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.
the creative director
T.ba is an aesthetic feeling, inspired by my heritage, my life, my soul.
It’s been built up step by step, trying to keep in every piece
both the spirit of the past and the future to become timeless.
Mercedes López de Carrizosa
Creative Director & Founder