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French fashion label Coperni is releasing a handbag made out of air — sort of

LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Leila Fadel. French fashion label Coperni is releasing a handbag made out of air - sort of. The Air Swift bag was created using a substance that's 99% air and 1% a glasslike nanomaterial called silica aerogel, the same material NASA uses to collect cosmic dust. On social media, a commenter asked if the bag could actually hold things. Coperni responded, it could hold an iPhone.

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