The chocolate paper concept first came into life as an aluminum foil chocolate wrapping paper
From chocolate paper to isothermal fabric
Back to 1976, "Souvenirs du Futurs" inventor Philippe – an ultimate chocolate lover himself - had the idea to convert this chocolate wrapping material into an isothermal fabric.
Starting from scatch, Philippe laboriously went through various processes to finally eloborate a unique fabric which could be used for many applications on an industrial level.
After a huge success during the 80's, the product went to a sleeping mode - which is quite usual for any new inventions as trends only last for so long and are quite unpredictable.
Today, Philippe sensed that it was past time to revive the concept and give it a bright new future. And so the "Papier chocolat" project is in the air again.
“Papier chocolat” is a non-woven, insulating, waterproof and practically tear-proof material
We start with six colors : gold and silver (shiny or matt), navy blue and green, and will progressively introduce other colors : fuchsia, emerald, pink, red, orange, peach, black, mauve, brown, silver blue, fluorescent green and turquoise.
The first productions will focus on everything related to fashion and should be released in March/April 2015.
The first collection will include a range of bags and acceesories such as backpacks, handbags, sports bags, travelling bags, and belt bags, clutch bags, make-up kits and tablet cases.
Next will be a re-edition of jackets, anoraks and ski suits.
Below are some pictures of models made in the 80’s.
Finally a shoe line involving an international brand will be developed and added up.
The use of “Papier chocolat” thermal fabric is not limited to the fashion area.
The unique insulating properties of the material can be used in many applications in several industrial aereas
Other concepts and products
- "The Big American Dream" - a three-dimensional comics trip on display in a few museums.
- a photoluminescent fabric called «lueur dans la nuit» meaning «glimmer in the night»
- jewels and tattoo stickers
- decorative flooring, wall coatings and furniture coatings (www.solstic.fr)