January 23, 2022

Eco-responsible and arty balloons in support of the Abbé Pierre Foundation

Football, rugby, basketball. It is through this triptych of balloons that the Rebond brand is now working for the benefit of the Abbé Pierre Foundation. Concretely, for each balloon sold, ten euros will be donated to him. A project for which she joined forces with Den End. Having become an artist after having known the street, the man nicknamed “the masked man” signs here a punchy, graphic and ultra-colorful design.

« After we met, I wanted to create something that echoes his story, his difficult past., remembers Simon Mutschler, the founder of Rebond. From there came the idea of ​​bringing together the Abbé Pierre Foundation. We contacted them, they were immediately very excited. “Den End, for whom art has become a real refuge, has remained faithful to his work, putting color in order to convey a strong message:” I started painting four years ago when I was in a shelter, he says. To escape the sad atmosphere of the place, I put colors in my life! Today, the desire to help those who are going through this situation is close to my heart. »

Rebond X Den End balloons

“Challenge the sports ball”

The small brand based in Nantes is not at its first attempt. Since its creation two years ago, the Rebond project has indeed been based on the idea of ​​making the sports ball an object ” committed, carrier of values ​​and vector of social awareness. The brand has already mobilized during the health crisis for the benefit of the Fondation des Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France.

« It was a real success, we managed to donate almost 20,000 euros to the foundation », Explains the entrepreneur. Social values, therefore, but also environmental values, since Rebond’s other ambition is to ” challenge the sports ball »To make it an eco-responsible object. How? ‘Or’ What ? By leaving materials traditionally used to work with recycled and biobased materials. Exit plastic and phthalates, place natural latex and inks meeting the strict standards of games and toys.

Factories in Pakistan labeled “fair trade”

While some models are made in France, most of the production is made in the Punjab, a small country located between Pakistan and India whose know-how around the ball is historic. And all this in a factory labeled “fair trade”. ” This “Fairtrade” label is important for us because we want to talk openly about this production in the Punjab., note Simon Mutschler. The workshops work in good conditions and the production of balloons represents a social and economic advance for the inhabitants. Aesthetically successful and well made, the Rebond x Fondation Abbé Pierre balls are also very good game balls that meet international competition standards.