British style from Andalusia
T.ba is very much influenced by the cultural heritage of its founders the sisters Mercedes and Fernanda Lopez de Carrizosa. The cultural background of a family 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 ago the Monks of the Carthusian Order, in the XVIII century, defined the characteristics of the "Cartujano" horse breed.
All this mixed with the influence of the British wine producers who 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 dynamic social and internationally cosmopolitan way of life.
The elegance that involves the horse social world and the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth was very present in fashion, developing an intense social life and important events around horse sports: horse races, polo matches, hunting, etc. 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 travelled to Deauville and Windsor 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 of 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, etc. In T.ba also there is a continuous research in old tailoring patterns craftsmanship, from the time when each clothing piece was produced individually with care by artist.
In its accessories T.ba searches for the best craftsmanship process, selecting the finest leather pieces being aware of selecting always environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.