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Would you use a bag made of air?

Coperni introduced the Air Swipe Bag, a new bag that is 99 % air and made from the aerogel material used by NASA.


As part of its fall-winter 2024 collection, Coperni presented the new Air Swipe Bag, which is 99 percent air and 1 percent glass. For the bag, which looks like a portable CD player, the Parisian fashion house used silica aerogel, a nanomaterial used by NASA and described as the lightest solid material in the world. Aerogel is defined as "the solid components of the liquid component in a gel that have been replaced by air". It is also known as frozen smoke, solid smoke or blue smoke because it looks like smoke. Coperni developed this bag together with Professor Ioannis Michaloudis.

Only 33 grams


At first glance, the bag has a misty appearance reminiscent of clouds caught somewhere. It looks extremely light and at the same time very fragile. However, the nanomaterial silica aerogel, of which the bag is made, is an extremely sensitive but non-fragile nanomaterial. As it can withstand extreme heat of up to 1,200 degrees Celsius and 4,000 times its weight, NASA used this material in Stardust, the first space probe to bring samples from a comet to Earth in 1999.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Aerogel is a porous, low-density material that is firm to the touch. Coperni has not yet revealed any details about the usability of the bag, which was unveiled during the FW24 show. The only explanation is that the Air Swipe Bag weighs only 33 grams. Judging by the video, the Air Swipe Bag is stored in a protective pouch.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The "Air Swipe Bag" weighs only 33 grams at a size of 27×16×6 cm.

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