THE BEAU NUAGE COMMITMENT
We have partnered with multiple organisations to give meaning to our cloudy adventure.
OUR ECO-FRIENDLY RPET® FABRIC
Our umbrellas would not exist without the rain that nourishes our planet! This is why we have decided to go the extra mile for the environment by designing all the canvases of our umbrellas and covers from recycled plastic bottles.
The rPET® fabric we use is certified by the international organisation Control Union. This assures you that your next Beau Nuage umbrella and its cover will have given a second life to a plastic bottle which would otherwise have polluted a beach or an ocean somewhere in the world...
ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER
Rain and water are the heart of the Beau Nuage adventure. We try to bring joy and poetry on rainy days, but we must not forget that water is a vital element that many people in the world have limited or no access to. It was only logical for us to work with an organisation that would help these people. We are proud to be partnering with the non-profit organisation Solidarités International, which has been fighting for everyone to get access to drinking water for more than 35 years! From June 2019, we have been donating a percentage of the revenue for each rainy product ordered on our website. This equates to 10 hours of access to drinking water for a whole household per product! The protection of the environment is a priority for Beau Nuage; that's why all our canopies are made of recylcled plastic bottles.
PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION, RECYCLING AND DONATION
Folding umbrellas are often of poor workmanship, cannot withstand windy conditions and have a very short useful life. To avoid these inconveniences at all costs, Beau Nuage attaches particular importance to the manufacture, the choice of materials, but also and above all to the quality control of each of its umbrellas. We are now the only umbrella brand to test 100% of our products. This work is carried out in partnership with the ESAT d'Antibes, which employs people with disabilities. They meticulously control and test each umbrella and each Beau Nuage cover. They are the guarantors of the proper functioning and quality of all our cloudy products.
Our minimum quality thresholds require the ESAT d'Antibes to set aside certain umbrellas when they have a small defect. To avoid waste and help people in need, we made the choice to donate all our unusable Beau Nuage products to the association La Fondation de Nice. Once there, they are sorted by people reintegrating into the labour force and volunteers. Umbrellas that are too damaged are then recycled, but all those with minor damage are given to organisations that then sell the umbrellas for extremely reduced prices to people in need. Thanks to these processes, all our Beau Nuage umbrellas have a lengthy life!