The Nancy-based company Dao reinvents the pants and has just made a pair of pants from a hot-air balloon envelope in collaboration with the Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons.
It is the largest gathering of hot-air balloons in the world that is currently taking place on the airfield of Chambley-Bussières (54), in the Grand Est. More than 400 crews from about thirty countries illuminate the sky with thousands of multicolored bubbles.
The company Dao Davy, from Nancy, was inspired by this unique event to create a unique pair of pants made from the fabric of a real hot air balloon. At Dao, this is not the first time we have worked and thought about the circular economy and the recycling of fibers or clothing,” says the company in a statement. For this collaboration, we thought about how to recycle the balloon envelope. A gridded fabric, slightly transparent and difficult to work with, the brand set itself the challenge of making a pair of pants out of this material. The president of the Mondial Air Ballon, Philippe Buron Pilâtre, offered the team the means to go through with the idea, by offering five meters of balloon envelope to realize this original project.
Thus was made in the workshop in Nancy a 100% cut and made pants from this very singular fabric.
“A 14 oz herringbone Selvedge denim for men and a slim comfort for women were also customized to create a capsule collection (not sold), a guarantee of know-how and local partnership.
Here is a company for which creation and innovation know how to use current events.